A Dissection of Murder is an enjoyable, set in a fascinating period.
A Dissection of Murder is an enjoyable, set in a fascinating period. Contributed

Book review: A Dissection of Murder

BOOK: A Dissection of Murder
AUTHOR: Felicity Young
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers
RRP $24.99


AUTHOR Felicity Young has drawn on the memoir of her own grandmother, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin in the early part of last century, to deliver a fascinating story about a new kind of heroine trying to succeed in a man's world.

Dody McCleland is England's first female autopsy surgeon at the turn of last century, when women were fighting for the vote.

In A Dissection of Murder, the start of a new series combining forensic investigation with the world of Downton Abbey, an innocent suffragette is found murdered after a violent rally.

Dody gathers clues, which is easier than trying to handle chief detective Inspector Matthew Pike, a man who finds it hard to trust anyone, especially a woman doctor.

As the case turns personal, not only is Dody's ability as a surgeon being carefully scrutinised she is also painfully aware that her job could be on the line if she finds police brutality was the cause of death.

A Dissection of Murder was an enjoyable read, set in a fascinating period.

This is excellent historical crime.



Two men arrested over alleged $20,000 drug haul

Premium Content Two men arrested over alleged $20,000 drug haul

Police allegedly found the drugs during a random vehicle stop

Win $20,000 cash or $100 gift cards

Premium Content Win $20,000 cash or $100 gift cards

What sort of difference would $20,000 make in your life?

14 Northern NSW restaurants earn prestigious accolade

Premium Content 14 Northern NSW restaurants earn prestigious accolade

We’re spoiled for choice with these truly amazing restaurants. How many have you...