The Anatomy of Deception
In the morgue of the city hospital, physicians uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away.
Within days, one of the surgeons, Ephraim Carroll, strongly suspects that he knows the woman's identity. His investigations take him from the bloody and brutal medical world in which he practices and into the drawing rooms of Philadelphia's high society where he soon learns that nothing - and no one - is what they seem.
Plunged into a maze of deception and deadly secrets, Carroll is forced to choose between exposing a killer, undoing a terrible wrong, and, quite possibly, protecting the future of medicine itself.
Setin a worldin which aspirin had not been invented, abortion was illegal, and pregnancy could result in agonising death,The Anatomy of Deceptionis an intriguing and richly atmospheric blend of history, early forensic science and knife-edge suspense.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
An interesting mystery set in the early 1890's when the skills of surgery and autopsy were just being developed. Not for the faint of heart, the descriptions of surgery and autopsy are pretty graphic in places.
Review: The Anatomy of DeceptionUser Review - Goodreads
An engaging historical mystery combining high society, back alleys and the beginnings of forensic science, this novel has young Dr Ephraim Carroll on the hunt for the truth about the disappearance of ...