Felicity Young
Crime Fiction Writer

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A Donation of Murder

A Donation of Murder
Forensic doctor Dody McCleland is horrified when the seemingly dead body of a well-dressed woman she has just sliced with her scalpel bolts upright with a howl. Dody has heard of bodies frozen into a false death before but never come face to face with the phenomenon. She feels a terrible debt - and a strange connection - to this woman, discovered incongruously near the notorious Anchor and Whistle public house. Yet Dody is puzzled: how did such a woman of such means and intelligence come to be left for dead in the icy cold of this unsavoury district?

Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Pike has a gang of jewel thieves with a trail of murder behind them bailed up in a burning building. When one of the gang escapes, and the remainder are found assassinated at close range, it is clear the modus operandi of the chief suspect has brutally shifted. Then Pike discovers both that the king has an interest in the gang's stolen jewels and that his superior is suspected of corruption. Threats to his career and his relationship with Dody further intensify an already delicate situation.

Join Dody and Pike as they work to find out who is behind the carnage, discover who Dody's new friend really is, and if there's any hope of them ever sharing a future together.

Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published 26 April 2016 by HarperCollins/Impulse Australia
• ASIN: B01EUBP8MO

Praise for the Dr Dody McCleland mysteries

'An excellent crime series'
Good Reading

'Dody lives on the page, despite the emotional restraint and sense of duty that separates her from more modern heroines'
Herald Sun

'Satisfying blend of history, forensics and crime'
Woman's Day