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Instruments of Darkness
 
 
Author
Imogen Robertson.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143120407
Pages/Publication Date 373/2011
Daedalus Item Code 29330
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When Harriet Westerman, the unconventional mistress of a West Sussex country manor, discovers a dead man on her grounds in the summer of 1780, she enlists reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to help her find the murderer. Moving from drawing room to dissecting room, from dark London streets to the gentrified countryside, this "ripping homage to Dickens, Austen, and Conan Doyle" (Seattle Times) is the tale of brooding Thornleigh Hall and the unlikely forensic duo determined to uncover its secrets. Imogen Robertson won the Telegraph's First Thousand Words of a Novel competition in 2007 with what would become Instruments of Darkness.

"When Westerman happens on the stabbed body of a man, eventually identified as Carter Brook, on her land on the track to Thornleigh Hall, Crowther agrees to help her catch the murderer. The secretive Crowther, who's maintained a reclusive existence since moving to the area, finds that Brook's death may be connected to the search for a long-lost heir to the Thornleigh estate. Meanwhile in London, someone knifes to death Alexander Adams, who bears the same first name as the lost heir, in Adams's music shop.... The book works splendidly as a period thriller, with complicated leads and informative details that illuminate 18th-century England for modern readers. Dry humor leavens what otherwise would be a grim story line."Publishers Weekly

 
 
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