The Anatomist's Apprentice

The Anatomist's Apprentice

Large Print - 2012
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In eighteenth-century England, the murder of Sir Edward Crick sends a torrent of gossip through Oxfordshire; although, aside from his sister, Lady Lydia Farrell, few mourn the young man. When Lady Farrell's husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder, she enlists the help of Dr. Thomas Silkstone - an anatomist and pioneering forensic detective - to solve the murder and prove his innocence.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410446985
1410446980
Branch Call Number: LPF HAR NVD
Characteristics: 521 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jan 04, 2015

Although the author is a little too fond of red herrings, she writes well and displays her historical and scientific knowledge in a way that's both subtle and interesting.

mrsgail5756 Jun 21, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

genre_gal7 Apr 23, 2013

Very good with historical details and a nice twisty plot.

stellaau Jan 14, 2013

Very interesting plot. Just when you think you know "who'd done it"; new clues/facts proves otherwise. The ending is surprising.

I couldn't put the book down since I want to find out who did it!

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steinhia
Jun 03, 2012

Chose this title because it seemed like another I had enjoyed in the past called "The Alienist." It wasn't. A simple and quick read from what appears to be a new author with (perhaps) promise for future offerings.

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fictionrules
Apr 11, 2012

A chillling, gothic tale about the death of a young english lord. Who killed him? Was it his jealous and malevolent brother in law who stands to gain much from the unfortunates demise? An anatomist-protagonist named Dr. Thomas risks his reputation and perhaps his own well being to find the answers and assist the grieving sister of Lord Crick. This being the first in a series of mysteries involving the good doctor. Looking forward to following his risky and gruesome career!

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