Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Review: 'The Anatomist's Wife' by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber, 2012, Berkley Prime Crime, $15.00, softbound, 357 pages. Category/Genre: mystery. Cover: very good. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

In Scotland, 1830, Lady Kiera Darby is in self-exile, having endured great scandal in London. Now she's living at Gairloch Castle with her sister, Alana, and her family. She is dreading a house party, which some of the upper crust is to attend. 

Then one of the guests is murdered, and suspicion falls on Lady Darby -- she was the artist for her now-dead husband's human dissections, and people think her unnatural. It's up to Lady Darby to clear her own name, but she won't be investigating alone; Sebastian Gage, son of a gentleman enquiry agent, will be heading the investigation. 

A rousing good mystery with a dash of romance, a compelling heroine, and an atmospheric setting. 

If you like this one, try: Mortal Arts, by Anna Lee Huber.   

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