The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

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The Way of All Flesh
Ambrose Parry
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Canongate Books
30 Aug 2018


Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder.

Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will Raven is about to start his apprenticeship with the brilliant and renowned Dr Simpson.

Simpson’s patients range from the richest to the poorest of this divided city. His house is like no other, full of visiting luminaries and daring experiments in the new medical frontier of anesthesia. It is here that Raven meets housemaid Sarah, who recognizes trouble when she sees it and takes an immediate dislike to him. She has all of his intelligence but none of his privileges, in particular his medical education.

With each having their own motive to look deeper into these deaths, Raven and Sarah find themselves propelled headlong into the darkest shadows of Edinburgh’s underworld, where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to make it out alive.

What a trip to Victorian 19th century Edinburgh this is!
It’s alive, it’s bubbling, it’s atmospheric, it’s realistic and scary as hell! The medical procedures described are gruesome but realistic to the time period.

The Way of All Flesh” is addictive and won’t let you rest, it even yells for MORE! Fact and fiction are cleverly intertwined and earns the attention of both gore and historical lovers.

Let me know if and when a part is coming: it will for sure be on my reading list!


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