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Anatomy of Murder Paperback – May 1, 2011
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Mrs. Harriet Westerman and her friend, Gabriel Crowther, are once again embroiled in solving a murder. However, the stakes are even higher as they deal with treason against England during the Revolutionary War.
In a much less elegant part of London, Tarot-card reader sees the impending murder of one of her clients. Although she fails in preventing the murder, she is determined to bring the woman's killers to justice.
Beginning with an exciting and dramatic scene, this is one of those can't-stop-until-I-finish-it books.
Ms. Robertston's writing is atmospheric and insightful with a strong sense of time and place, subtle, wry humor, a marvelous voice and style which evoke the period and the emotions of the characters. I found it fascinating to see the Revolution from the English perspective.
I love the characters. Harriet, intuitive and more able to relate to others, and Crowther, the cold, analytic scientist, balance each other well. Harriet is someone who, as a real person, I should like very much. We learn more of Crowther and his past, which hints of much more to come. I am enjoying the evolution of their relationship despite the differences in the ages and natures. All the characters are alive and wonderful. It's nice to see the characters from the first book, including Molloy, and meet the delightful new characters Jocasta, Sam and Boyo. I did feel a cast of characters would have been helpful.
The captivating plot, good twist, the way in which the threads were brought together was wonderful.Read more ›
Nonetheless, they persist, as much to provide a distraction for Harriet (distraught over her beloved husband's brain injury) as to aid the cause of justice.
This book, the second in the series, not only offers an intriguing mystery but also a glimpse of the Operatic world of the Georgian Era, with its emphasis on the renowned castrati and foreign singers who are the darlings of the aristocratic society.
I loved this book! Great story lines, continues to engage my interest, and the characters are people with whom I can get involved. Each succeeding book is more entertaining. I am waiting eagerly for the 4th one to be available electronically.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book as well as the 1st Crowther and Westerman book, Instruments of Darkness. Even if it's mostly fiction I love reading about the birth of forensic... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Theresa Stevens
I tried to like this story, but found it lacking matter to capture, much less hold my attention. The use of a card-reading fortune teller in an attempt to create suspense added to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shortmom
I love Imogen Robertson's writing style and the story of another era. I just started the third book in the series yesterday.Published 9 months ago by Judy Wood
Great characters - very different and interesting. I read the first book in this series and loved it; now I can't wait to get the third. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am really enjoying this series - just ordered the third one. Robertson does a very good job of setting the scene with historical accuracy without making you think she's just... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carolyn Smith
Ms. Robertson has written a series of books with very interesting characters and good plots. The books are longer on mystery than history but use the customs and prejudices of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. WRIGHT
One of my favorite series of all times. Ms. Robertson has created some wonderful characters, especially that of the heroine, Harriet Westerman, a thoroughly modern woman living in... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gail N.
I enjoyed this book and especially the character of Harriet Westerman, a spunky female detective, who is new to me. I look forward to reading the new book in the series. Read morePublished 17 months ago by ahammerquilts