Anatomy of Murder (Paperback)
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 Crowther will discover that this is no ordinary drowning--the victim is part of a plot to betray England's most precious secrets.
About the Author
Imogen Robertson is an award-winning TV, film, and radio director. "Instruments of Darkness," her first novel, won the "London Telegraph"'s "First thousand words of a novel" competition in 2007 and was an Editor's Choice in "The New York Times Book Review." She studied at Cambridge and now lives in London.