The Anatomy of Death

The Anatomy of Death

Book - 2012
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After the murder of a suffragette during a women's rights rally, Dody McCleland, the first female autopsy surgeon in England, must work alongside Chief Detective Inspector Pike to find the killer.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2012
Edition: Berkley trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780425247297
0425247295
Branch Call Number: M YOUNG FELICIT
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 21 cm

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Jun 27, 2012

I love books that feature a heroine with an unusual profession for her times. In this mystery, Dr. Dorothy (Dody) McCleland becomes England's first autopsy surgeon in 1910. When a suffragette march goes wrong, Dr. McCleland finds herself in the middle of the investigation. Police corruption and terrorist activities complicate the search for the killer of a prominent women's rights marcher. This was an excellent mystery. The characters were interesting and well-developed. I especially liked the way the author portrayed the male lead in the story. Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Pike is not a cookie-cutter hero, but is depicted as a real person with subtle characterization. Well done!

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