The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances.

Simpson's protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron's name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths.

Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh's deadliest streets to clear Simpson's name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Title:The Art of Dying
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    The Art of Dying Reviews

  • Paromjit

    We return to Victorian era Edinburgh with Ambrose Parry, aka the husband and wife writers, Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman, in this superb sequel to The Way of All Flesh. Will Raven has been expan...

  • Beata

    I looked forward to reading this second offering by Ambrose Perry, and my waitng patiently was rewarded. Edinburgh in 1850 witnesses mysterious deaths of patients with similar symptoms, and Will Raven...

  • Ceecee

    As I’m interested in the history of medicine this is a book that appeals. ✔️ Set in Edinburgh? Another ✔️. Featuring Dr James Simpson of chloroform fame? ✔️ Brilliant characters in the a...

  • Carolyn Walsh

    4.5 StarsThis is a powerful, well-researched book, and a sequel to The Ways of All Flesh. On the surface, it is a gripping, historical medical mystery, but it is much more than that. Set in Edinburgh,...

  • Linda

    The Art of Dying sweeps outwardly into a panoramic scope of life during the Victorian era. It was a time of incredible advancements in political and scientific philosophies and methods. The field of m...

  • Jannelies

    The first book in this series is The Way of All Flesh and it got almost 4.000 ratings on Goodreads alone. I read and reviewed the book in October 2018 and I just loved it. Book two takes us back to Ed...

  • Susan

    “Nobody knows the value of a life who has not ended one…”Having enjoyed, “The Way of All Flesh,” I was delighted to read the second in this series, written by Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haet...

  • Louise Wilson

    Raven, Fisher and Simpson 2edinburgh 1850: despite being at the firefront of modern medicine, hundreds of patients are dyind all over the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But its n...

  • The Cats? Mother

    The Art of Dying is the second historical mystery collaboration between established thriller writer Christopher Brookmyre and his anaesthetist wife Marisa Haetzman, and follows last years’ The Way o...

  • Sarah-Hope

    The art of Dying in the second Ambrose Perry mystery—the first, The Way of All Flesh, was published in August 2018. The novels are set in mid-19th Century Edinburgh's medical community. Both novels ...