Felicity Young
Crime Fiction Writer

Take Out Harum Scarum An Easeful Death A Certain Malice Flashpoint A Certain Malice / Flashpoint
Insanity of Murder Scent of Murder Antidote to Murder A Dissection of Murder The Anatomy of Death A Dissection of Murder / The Anatomy of Death

The Scent of Murder

The Scent of Murder
'If a black dog appears along the old corpse way, the route a funeral procession takes to the churchyard, it is thought to be escorting the dead soul to the afterlife. A black dog sighting without a funeral procession, however, is supposed to foreshadow death.'

For Doctor Dody McCleland, the unearthing of an ancient skeleton in a dry riverbed is a welcome break from the monotony of chaperoning her younger sister at a country house near the isolated hamlet of Piltdown. But when she begins her analysis of the bones, Britain's first female autopsy surgeon discovers they are much more recent - and they are the result of murder.

With Chief Inspector Matthew Pike's help Dody begins to investigate. Soon she finds herself pitted against ugly traditionalism, exploitation, spectral dogs, a ghostly hunt and a series of events that not only threaten her belief in scientific rationalism, but threaten her life itself.

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