A Dark Anatomy
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
Series: Cragg & Fidelis Mystery (#1)
It's not often you read a murder mystery set in 1740s England. This should have been right up my Anglophile alley, but it just felt like a slog, with an unearned denouement at the end. Titus Cragg is a prosperous attorney in the town of Preston, and he does double-duty as the town's coroner. He's ca...
Preston, Lancashire, 1740, and a breathless boy appears with a message for the coroner, Titus Cragg. The body of the local squire’s wife has been discovered in the woods with her throat cut. Titus is obliged to hold an inquest. However, this turns out to be merely the first in a series of inter-conn...