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The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Why a Booktrail?

148: There’s a fine line between Kill and Cure

  • ISBN: 978-1786896698
  • Genre: Crime, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Edinburgh, 1849. Despite Edinburgh being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson. A whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances.

Simpson’s protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths.

Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets to clear Simpson’s name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Edinburgh

You are immediately sucked into a world of vice, dark deeds and danger in 1849 Edinburgh

The old Town

This is the Edinburgh of shadows, of dark corners and even darker characters. The city plays a frightening role in itself and you can feel the fetid air, the smells of the medical laboratories and worse on the smutty, dusty page. Alive with historical intrigue and deadly delight, Edinburgh has never seemed  so gothically fascinating!

The New Town

The new part of town with the posh townhouses and the smart offices. Dr  Simpson lives in the rather grand Queen Street and this is where the esteemed College of Physicians is loated. This is a city undergoing great change and this new part of town represents the wealth and prosperity that some have. There’s lots of change in Queen Street!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Art of Dying

Destination: Edinburgh, Berlin  Author/Guide: Ambrose Parry  Departure Time: 1849

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