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A Dark Anatomy (Cragg and Fidelis 1) - Robin Blake

A Dark Anatomy (Cragg and Fidelis 1) - Robin Blake

This is № 144 of an exclusive edition of only 250 copies.

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Title: A Dark Anatomy

Author:  Robin Blake

ISBN:  9780230748354

Weight:  865g

Numbered and prepublication dated signed first edition, first printing




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A Dark Anatomy by Robin Blake

The year is 1740.  George II is on the throne but England’s remoter provinces remain largely a law unto themselves.

In Lancashire a grim discovery has been made: a Squire’s wife, Dolores Brockletower, lies in the woods above her home, Garlick Hall, her throat brutally slashed.

Called to the scene, Coroner Titus Cragg finds the Brockletower household awash with rumour and suspicion.  He enlists the help of his astute young friend, doctor Luke Fidelis, to throw light on the case.

But this is a world in which forensic science is in its infancy, and policing hardly exists.  Embarking on their first gripping investigation, Cragg and Fidelis are faced with the superstition of witnesses, obstruction by local officials, and denunciations from the Squire himself.

Peer & Press Reviews

This is rollocking stuff.  Cragg and Fidelis are an engaging duo, and their first investigation is like crossing Robert Louis Stevenson with The Archers.

Financial Times

For all it’s meticulous period detail, A Dark Anatomy is a fast-paced page-turner.

Lancashire Life

Bibliographic Info

TitleA Dark Anatomy
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 250 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a number authentication page, tipped-in directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s number and that it is a first edition.  This page also has the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication printed on it.

Book number144 of 250
SeriesCragg and Fidelis – book 1
Overall condition

Near fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

This book has some obvious ‘cockling’ to the spine side of the tipped-in number authentication page; which is why we’ve classed it as Near Fine.  That said, this flaw clearly has no effect on the external appearance of the book, which is at the upper end of Fine.

Because of this fault, we’ve priced this book at less than its jacket price, which is well below its current market value.  Even so, if you are unhappy with the book in any way, return it to us in the condition you received it for a full refund.

SignedOn the title page
Dated16.ii.11 [prepublication, on the title page]
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Chatham
ISBN 139780230748354
ISBN 10023074835X
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)242 x 162 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographJulian Calder

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