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The critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcasedraws you into a “gripping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) mystery from the very first line of this page-turning historical thriller featuring an ambitious young female detective challenging the mores of nineteenth century France.Strong-minded and ambitious, Madeleine Karno is eager to shatter the constraints of her provincial French upbringing. She longs to become a pathologist like her father, whom she assists, but this is 1894. Autopsies are considered unseemly and ungodly, even when performed by a man.So it’s no surprise that when seventeen-year-old Cecile Montaine is found dead in the snowy streets of Varbourg, her family will not permit a full postmortem autopsy, and Madeleine and her father are left with a single mysterious clue. Soon after, the priest who held vigil by the dead girl’s corpse is brutally murdered. The thread that connects these two events is a tangled one, and as the death toll mounts, Madeleine must seek knowledge in odd places: behind convent walls, in secret diaries, and in the yellow stare of an aging wolf.Eloquently written and with powerful insight into human and animal nature, Doctor Deathis at once a captivating mystery and a poignant coming-of-age story.
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Madeleine Karno Mystery
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Lene Kaaberbol
Street Date: January 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-1625
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