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Antidote to Murder

Book 2, A Dr Dody McCleland Mystery

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Description

Set in Edwardian London, this fantastic mystery series features Britain's first female autopsy surgeon.

When an act of compassion misfires, autopsy surgeon Dr Dody McCleland must fight not only for her career, but also for her life.

The body of a scullery maid is discovered in her room. When it emerges that she had recently begged Dody to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, the coroner recommends Dody be tried for criminal abortion causing death. Meanwhile, the one man who might be able to help her, Chief Inspector Matthew Pike, is nowhere to be found. After another woman's body is discovered bearing all the hallmarks of the same crime, Dody suspects that a rogue doctor is on the loose.

Amid the turbulence of Edwardian London with its mix of strikes, suffragettes, German spies, exotic dancers and an illicit drug trade, Dody must unmask the killer before more girls are butchered and her own life ends on the gallows.

Praise for the Dr Dody McCleland mysteries:

'The elegant writing, pacing and characterisation of the novel reflect the period, [with] some chilling and graphic moments as the story heads to its satisfying conclusion' West Australian

'Cannily blending the forensic thriller with historical crime ... [plus an] endearingly eccentric heroine ... More please, Ms Young, and soon' Sunday Age

'This satisfying blend of history, forensics and crime is the first of a compelling new series' Woman's Day

From Publishers Weekly

25 March 2013 – The stakes become uncomfortably personal for Dr. Dody McCleland in Young s solid second historical set in pre-WWI London. Dody, a part-time assistant autopsy surgeon to Dr. Bernard Spilsbury, hopes for advancement as a result of her research into foods that cause tumors in rats, only to have a jealous male colleague, Henry Everard, steal her findings and present them to Spilsbury as his own. Dody also works at a women s clinic, a good deed that does not go unpunished. She s accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those medications elsewhere her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pills and must trace their source to clear her name. A strong lead makes up for a solution that s less inspired than that of Young s first book in the series, The Anatomy of Death.

Customer Reviews

Antidote to Murder

My first taste of Felicity Young's writing and I must say very enjoyable.
I'm hoping we will hear more of Dody and Pike in the future?
-Sharon (LB)

Loved it!

A real page turner. The character of Dody is well developed. You end up feeling like you know her!

This book has inspired me to read more historical novels.

Highly recommended!

Antidote to Murder
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: 01 March 2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, A Dr Dody McCleland Mystery
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