Island of Bones

Island of Bones

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"Robertson has a wicked way with suspense." --"Seattle Times" Imogen Robertson's first two historical suspense novels featuring the forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman and reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther have earned both glowing praise and a growing readership. England, 1783. In "Island of Bones," Crowther's haunting past is at last revealed. For years he has pursued his forensic studies--and the occasional murder investigation--far from his family estate. But an ancient tomb there will reveal a wealth of secrets. When laborers discover an extra body inside, the lure of the mystery brings Crowther home at last. Fans of both historical fiction a la Anne Perry and the intricate forensics of Tess Gerritsen will be delighted by Robertson's latest.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 589.67g
  • Pamela Dorman Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0670026271
  • 9780670026272
  • 2,031,324

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Praise for "Anatomy of Murder" "Memorable prose, strong and unusual leads, a sophisticated plot with several unexpected turns, and an accurate portrayal of the period all make this a winner." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Robertson's language is spry . . . her scene-setting broad and detailed, her prose gracefully pressed into the service of a serpentine plot." --"Financial Times" (UK) "In the overcrowded field of historical fiction, Robertson has the smarts comfortably to outpace most of her rivals." --"The Independent" (UK)show more

About Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson worked as a television, film, and radio director before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of four Westerman/Crowther novels: "Instruments of Darkness; ""Anatomy of Murder"; "Island of Bones," which was short-listed for the 2011 Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Historical Award; and forthcoming from Pamela Dorman Books, "Circle of Shadows." In 2012 she was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. She lives in London.show more

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