Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Anatomy of Death

The Anatomy of Death (Dr Dody #1)
By Felicity Young
Berkley Trade, 2012. 320 pgs. Mystery.

Dr. Dody McCleland knows that, as a doctor at the turn of the 20th century, she has not chosen an easy career path. But when asked to perform an autopsy on a fellow suffragette who mysteriously dies at a rally, Dody realizes just how complicated her life can be. Working with the handsome Inspector Pike, will she be able to find the culprit in time and bring justice to her friend?

This is a premiere novel for Young, and she does a fantastic job creating very likeable characters and investigating an interesting period of time. She focuses a lot of her research on the plight of the suffrage movement in England and brings a lot of new information to the scene. She does have a tendency to get a little medically graphic, so it might not be the best book to choose if you are not interested in medical details.


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