Skin and Bone: A Mystery (Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries #4) (Hardcover)

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It's 1743, and the tanners of Preston are a pariah community, plying their unwholesome trade beside a stretch of riverside marsh where many Prestonians by ancient right graze their livestock. When the body of a newborn child is found in one of their tanning pits, Cragg's inquiry falls foul of a cabal of merchants dead set on modernizing the town's economy and regarding the despised tanners--and Cragg's apparent championship of them--as obstacles to their plan. The murder of a baby is just the evidence they need to get rid of the tanners once and for all.

But the inquest into the baby's death is disrupted when the inn where it is being held mysteriously burns down, and Cragg himself faces a charge of lewdness, jeopardizing his whole future as a coroner. But the fates have not finished playing with him just yet. The sudden and suspicious death of a very prominent person may just, with the help of Fidelis's sharp forensic skills, bring about Cragg's redemption...

About the Author

ROBIN BLAKE is the author of the Cragg & Fidelis series, including A Dark Anatomy and Dark Water, in addition to acclaimed works on the artists Van Dyck and Stubbs. He has written, produced, and presented extensively for radio, is widely published as a critic, and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brunel University. He lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250100962
ISBN-10: 1250100968
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries