My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was given an ARC of this book and it was quite interesting. I found it a bit slow to start off with, but once the characters and story started flowing, then the pace picked up. You meet Dody - a woman who is practicing the art of an autopsy surgeon in a time when female doctors were rare. She is assigned to the autopsy of three women who were killed in a riot for the female vote.
The story is in London where the forensic sciences are new and the police can be corrupt. Dody must find away to work with Chief Detective Inspector Matthew Pike, a man who while respecting women in professions, doesn't agree to the vote. He is one of the policemen who is seeking the truth and together they must find the killer before it's too late.
A good read, one I would recommend to fans of Phryne Fisher and Amelia Peabody.
Comes out March 2012
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