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The Art of Dying Hardcover – 1 October 2019

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Product details

  • Hardcover : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1786896699
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1786896698
  • Product Dimensions : 16.26 x 4.06 x 23.62 cm
  • Publisher : Canongate Trade; Main Edition (1 October 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

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PRAISE FOR The Way of All Flesh:

"Parry's Victorian Edinburgh comes vividly alive - and it's a world of pain" VAL MCDERMID

"A rip-roaring tale of murder amid the medical experiments of 19th-century Edinburgh. The book brings both city and period to colourful life and is a joy to read" IAN RANKIN, Guardian

"Menacing, witty and ingeniously plotted, Ambrose Parry's debut draws you into the dark heart of nineteenth-century Edinburgh and won't let you go until the final page" S.J. PARRIS

"An astonishing debut. The dark and dangerous past is brought thrillingly to life. I can't wait to read more of Raven and Sarah" MARK BILLINGHAM

"Utterly compelling, this tale of Old Edinburgh is so full of characters and startling incident that I never wanted it to end" DENISE MINA

"A thoroughly entertaining tale of murder and misadventure in 1840s Edinburgh" Sunday Times

"A dynamic new arrival . . . Ambrose Parry's The Way of All Flesh is set in an 1840s Edinburgh where new science and old beliefs rub shoulders. Its twisty gothic plot is based on grisly real events" Observer

"Outstanding . . . Fans of David Pirie and Katie Welsh . . . will be richly rewarded" Publishers Weekly

"Historical fiction at its most enjoyable, with facts smoothly blended into a clever plot" Kirkus Review

"A gritty portrayal of the early days of medical experimentation . . . a solid medical-history mystery" Booklist

About the Author

Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for a collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years' experience, whose research for her Master's degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which this series, which began with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Art of Dying is the second book in the series.