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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library M PAR (Text) 33500013491121 New Available -
Hawley Public Library M PAR (Text) 33500013491139 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781786899859
  • ISBN: 178689985X
  • Physical Description: 406 pages : black and white map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd, 2021.

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General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Summary, etc.:
"Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed up at the Port of Leith. Stranger still, a man Raven has long detested is pleading for his help to escape the hangman. Back at 52 Queen Street, Sarah Fisher has set her sights on learning to practise medicine. Almost everyone seems intent on dissuading her from this ambition, but when word reaches her that a woman has recently obtained a medical degree despite her gender, Sarah decides to seek her out. Raven's efforts to prove his erstwhile adversary's innocence are failing and he desperately needs Sarah's help. Putting their feelings for one another aside, their investigations will take them to both extremes of Edinburgh's social divide, where they discover that wealth and status cannot alter a fate written in the blood"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Ambrose Parry is the penname for two very different authors - the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist of twenty years' experience, Dr Marisa Haetzman. Inspired by the gory details Haetzman uncovered during her History of Medicine degree, the couple teamed up to write a series of historical crime thrillers, featuring the darkest of Victorian Edinburgh's secrets. They are married and live in Scotland.

Both The Way of All Flesh and The Art of Dying were shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. A Corruption of Blood is the third in the series.


Subject: Physicians > Fiction.
Medical students > Fiction.
Women household employees > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Scotland > Edinburgh > Fiction.
Edinburgh (Scotland) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Medical students.
Murder > Investigation.
Women household employees.
Scotland > Edinburgh.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Medical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Medical fiction.

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