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A Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club pick!

Instant number one New York Times best seller!  

A gothic tale full of mystery and romance.... 

Edinburgh, 1817.

Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.

Jack Currer is a resurrection man who's just trying to survive in a city where it's too easy to die.

When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist's Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr Beecham's lectures for being the wrong gender, she realises that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she'll need corpses to study.

Lucky that she's made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living.

But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel.

Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.

©2022 Dana Schwartz (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Dana Schwartz is one of the brightest of the next generation of young writers." (Neil Gaiman)

"A fast-paced, utterly engrossing tale of mystery, romance, and cadavers.... I grinned, I gasped, I cried and ended this book breathless and craving more." (Alwyn Hamilton, New York Times best-selling author of the Rebel of the Sands series)

"Diabolically delightful. A love story, a murder mystery, and a horror novel bound up together in ghoulish stitches." (Maureen Johnson, New York Times best-selling author of the Truly Devious trilogy)

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Brilliant book

It easily transported you back in time, yet it felt relevant. It felt effortless to see Edinburgh in that age.
It’s clear that when some boundaries start to be blurred, how quickly they disappear.
Great story of female grit, love and betrayal.
Well done!

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BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!

just finished and what an empowering book! loved and enjoyed every minute of it. there’s so many twists and turns at the very end but that book made me think that if women have their voice, strength and courage to speak and stand up for themselves today it’s because of the woman’s like Hazel who never gave up and fight for women rights under those circumstances back then. Huge thanks to RBC and Dana Schwartz for this beautiful book! hope everyone enjoy it as much as i do!!