The Edinburgh Dead by Brian RuckleyThe Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley

The Edinburgh Dead

byBrian Ruckley

Paperback | August 17, 2011

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Edinburgh: 1828

In the starkly-lit operating theaters of the city, grisly experiments are being carried out on corpses in the name of medical science. But elsewhere, there are those experimenting with more sinister forces.

Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Charged with investigating the murder is Adam Quire, Officer of the newly- formed Edinburgh Police. The trail will lead him into the deepest reaches of the city's criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich.

Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment - and no one is safe from its corruption.

The Edinburgh Deadis a powerful fusion of gothic horror, history, and the fantastical.
Brian Ruckley was born and brought up in Scotland. After studying at Edinburgh and Stirling Universities, he worked for a series of organizations dealing with environmental, nature conservation and youth development issues. He lives in Edinburgh. Find out more about Brian Ruckley
Title:The Edinburgh DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 17, 2011Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316079960

ISBN - 13:9780316079969

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful and creepy I really enjoyed this book. I thought it would be a whodunnit murder mystery but it goes beyond that into grave robbing, witchcraft, and a little bit of Frankenstein. The setting of early 1800's Edinburgh, Scotland is a great setting for this creepy story.
Date published: 2011-09-17