Blake''s A Dark Anatomy has been called
"impressive" (Publishers Weekly) and "a solid
winner" (Booklist) and Dark Waters,
the second book in the Cragg & Fidelis series, will leave
readers hungry for more
Preston, 1741. The drowning of drunken publican Antony Egan is
no surprise-even if it comes as an unpleasant shock to coroner
Titus Cragg, whose wife was the old man's niece. But he does his
duty to the letter, and the inquest's verdict is accidental death.
Meanwhile the town is agog with rumour and faction, as the General
Election is only a week away and the two local seats are to be
contested by four rival candidates. But Cragg's close friend, Dr.
Luke Fidelis, finds evidence to cast doubt on the events leading to
Soon suspicions are further roused when a well-to-do farmer
collapses and it appears he was in town on political business. Is
there a conspiracy afoot? The Mayor and Council have their own way
of imposing order, but Cragg is determined not to be swayed by
their pressure. With the help of Fidelis's scientific ingenuity the
true criminals are brought to light.