Anatomy of Murder (Hardcover)
March 2012 Indie Next List
“London swirls with pomp and intrigue, the Admiralty is dealing with the American Revolution and French spies, and a headstrong woman and her reclusive fellow detective are called upon to discover the story behind a drowning that may be more than it seems. Meandering between the lowest of slums and the glitter of the opera house Anatomy of Murder is a charming page-turner.”
— Becky Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA
London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship's captain who has been gravely injured in the king's naval battles with France. As London's streets seethe with rumor, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames.
Having gained a measure of fame as amateur detectives for unraveling the mysteries of Thornleigh Hall, the indomitable Mrs. Westerman and her reclusive sidekick, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, are once again called on to investigate. In this intricate novel, Harriet and Gabriel will discover that this is no ordinary drowning-the victim is part of a plot to betray England's most precious secrets.
The critics raved about their first adventure, comparing them with the characters of Tess Gerritsen in period clothes. Fans of "Instruments of Darkness" will find the smart and spirited pair's second outing just as riveting.
About the Author
Imogen Robertson studied Russian and German at Cambridge University and has worked as a TV, film, and radio director. In 2007, she won "The Telegraph's" First Thousand Words of a Novel competition with what would become "Instruments of Darkness." She currently lives in London and has finished a second novel about Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther entitled "Anatomy of Murder."