The year is 1740. George II is on the throne, but Englandas remoter provinces remain largely a law unto themselves. In Lancashire a grim discovery has been made: a squireas wife, Dolores Brockletower, lies in the woods above her home at Garlick Hall, her throat brutally slashed. Called to the scene, Coroner Titus Cragg finds the Brockletower household awash with rumour and suspicion. He enlists the help of his astute young friend, doctor Luke Fidelis, to throw light on the case. But this is a world in which forensic science is in its infancy, and policing hardly exists. Embarking on their first gripping investigation, Cragg and Fidelis are faced with the superstition of witnesses, obstruction by local officials and denunciations from the squire himself. A Dark Anatomy marks the arrival of a remarkable new voice in mystery and a pair of detectives both cunning and complex.This building collapsed in 1780to be succeeded bythree further civic structures, the latesta 1960s office block ofremarkable ugliness. ... a mana#39;s a#39;rights are circumscribed to thetown and, in some cases, to the parish ofhis birth;and all other parts, thoughin his native land, are to himas a foreign countrya#39;. ... Inhistorical Preston the unusual custom was forthe annually appointed Mayor to sitas coroner ex officio.
|Title||:||A Dark Anatomy|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2015-01-08|