Blood on the Strand by Susanna Gregory

September 25, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Books, Fiction, Mosgiel, Reviews, Suggestions | Leave a comment

This novel is set in the time of Restoration England.

A wealthy merchant, Matthew Webb is found dead on the Strand, and the killing of an apparent vagrant during a Royal procession are just part of the intrigue during these dangerous times.

Thomas Chaloner, the Intelligence Agent in charge of the investigations finds that both murders point in one direction – upwards.

He suspects that both have links to the powerful,secretive Barber-Surgeons and their Anatomical Theatre, where bodies are dissected in Public Anatomies, supposedly for the good of Science.

There are also Private Anatomies behind closed doors.

Who can Thomas Chaloner trust amongst all the intrigue of these times and who are his friends!!

This is the second book in the Chaloner series and for those who enjoy Historical mysteries, it is well worth a read.

Reviewed by Denise

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