Antidote to Murder

Antidote to Murder

Unknown - 2013 | Berkley trade paperback edition.
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In pre-WWI London Dr. Dody McCleland, is accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those "medications" elsewhere -- her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pill -- and must trace their source to clear her name.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2013.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781101622476
1101622474
Characteristics: 1 online resource (358 pages)
Summary: In pre-WWI London Dr. Dody McCleland, is accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those "medications" elsewhere -- her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pill -- and must trace their source to clear her name.

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May 27, 2015

2nd book in the series. As with most series, it is probably better to read the 1st in the series (The Anatomy of Death) to get the backstory. The main characters are very likable and the author does a great job of showing what it might have like to be a woman doctor in London at that time. While there is a little bit of a romance going on, that isn't the main focus of the book. The mystery is so-so but fits in with the era and the settings.

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