Island of Bones
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The third novel in the critically acclaimed Westerman and Crowther historical mystery series reveals the dark secrets of Crowther’s past
England, 1783. For years, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther has pursued his forensic studies—and the occasional murder investigation—far from his family estate. But an ancient tomb there will reveal a wealth of secrets. When laborers discover an extra body inside the tomb, the lure of the mystery brings Crowther home at last, accompanied by his partner in crime, the forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman. What Crowther learns will rewrite his family’s past—and spill new blood in a land torn between old magic and modern justice.
The next installment in a series described as “CSI: Georgian England” (The New York Times Book Review), Island of Bones is a riveting tale that will captivate fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Finch.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Interesting 18th century mystery series with well-drawn characters and complex plots. If you like historical detective novels including strong women and intelligent men, this is the series to read. Even the fascinating villain deserves a series of his own!
Not poorly written but a bit slow for me. It was hard to stay interested. I don't understand the excellent ratings, but perhaps it just isn't my kind of story.