‘A rip-roaring tale of murder amid the medical experiments of 19th-century Edinburgh… A joy to read’ Ian Rankin
‘The dark and dangerous past is brought thrillingly to life’ Mark Billingham
‘Menacing, witty and ingeniously plotted’ S.J. Parris
There’s a fine line between kill and cure.
Edinburgh, 1850. Despite Edinburgh being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson.
A whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson’s protege Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name.
But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable …
Next in the series of gripping historical novels by author Ambrose Parry – a pseudonym for the crime writing collaboration between international bestselling and multi-award-winning author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Marisa Haetzman – The Art of Dying is an edge-of-your-seat medical murder mystery straight from the shadowy streets of 19th-century Edinburgh.
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