The Edinburgh Dead

The Edinburgh Dead

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Edinburgh 1827. In the starkly-lit operating theatres of the city, grisly experiments are being carried out on corpses in the name of medical science. But elsewhere, there are those experimenting with more sinister forces.

Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Charged with investigating the murder is Adam Quire, Officer of the Edinburgh Police. The trail will lead him into the deepest reaches of the city's criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich.

Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment - and no one is safe from its corruption.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 127 x 196 x 29mm | 298g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1841498653
  • 9781841498652
  • 314,546

Review quote

Ruckley ventures successfully into the gothic with this horrific thriller ... atmospheric descriptions help sustain the menacing mood PUBLISHERS WEEKLY This frightening tale of taking scientific enlightenment much too far is enhanced by strong, sharp prose and a lively pace, making it difficult to stop turning the pages. RT BOOK REVIEWS This title demonstrates not only a huge talent but one that really will grip the reader in its vice like hands as much from the first page as its last. Wonderfully descriptive, beautifully created and of course with a cracking set of verbal architecture from which to base a series, it's definitely one that I'll eagerly await future instalments from. Falcata Times Fascinating. The author is a master at creating dread, and manages to ratchet up the tension with a sure hand. If you enjoy your historicals with plenty of suspense and a liberal dose of the supernatural, you'll surely enjoy The Edinburgh Dead! MY BOOKISH WAYS
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About Brian Ruckley

Brian Ruckley lives in Edinburgh. He has worked for a series of organisations dealing with environmental and youth development issues, but now writes full-time.
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572 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 11% (62)
4 33% (191)
3 39% (224)
2 14% (80)
1 3% (15)
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