"Gentlemen!" William McAdam addressed the room, a knife in each hand. "Your watches, please! I guarantee you the fastest amputation ever performed anywhere in the world..."Sixteen-year-old Ezra McAdam has much to be thankful for: trained up as an apprentice by a well-regarded London surgeon, Ezra's knowledge of human anatomy and skill at the dissection table will secure him a trade for life. However, his world is turned on its head when a failed break-in at his master's house sets off a strange and disturbing series of events that involves grave robbing, body switching ... and murder.
Sparky, persuasive young
Loveday Finch, daughter of the late Mr Charles Finch, magician, employs
Ezra to investigate her father's death - and there are marked
similarities between his corpse and the others. The mystery takes Ezra
and Loveday from the Operating Theatre at St Bart's to the desolate
wasteland of Coldbath Fields; from the streets of Clerkenwell to the
dark, damp vaults of Newgate Prison; and finally to the shadowy and
forbidding Ottoman Embassy, which seems to be the key to it all...
Sawbones - Catherine Johnson
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