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A Corruption of Blood

A Corruption of Blood

Why a Booktrail?

1800s: Edinburgh. This city will bleed you dry.

  • ISBN: B08V933CLT
  • Genre: Gothic, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Dr Will Raven is a man seldom shocked by human remains, but even he is disturbed by the contents of a package washed up at the Port of Leith. Stranger still, a man Raven has long detested is pleading for his help to escape the hangman.

Back in the townhouse of Dr James Simpson, Sarah Fisher has set her sights on learning to practise medicine. Almost everyone seems intent on dissuading her from this ambition, but when word reaches her that a woman has recently obtained a medical degree despite her gender, Sarah decides to seek her out.

Raven’s efforts to prove his former adversary’s innocence are failing and he desperately needs Sarah’s help. Putting their feelings for one another aside, their investigations take them to both extremes of Edinburgh’s social divide, where they discover that wealth and status cannot alter a fate written in the blood.

Travel Guide

Discover the Edinburgh of Ambrose Parry

Edinburgh comes alive in the most gruesome of ways and what a treat for booktrailers! Much of this is sett in the old town and around the medical establishments of both Edinburgh and London.

Sir Ainsley’s infectious diseases ordinance was based on legislation enacted in 1864 – the contagious diseases act.

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to obtain a medical degree *1849)

Di Simpson is a real historical character who discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform in 1847

BookTrail Boarding Pass: A Corruption of Blood 

Destination/location: Edinburgh  Author/guide: Ambrose Parry  Departure Time: 1800s

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