Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young
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The second in Young’s promising series features a strong heroine, a twisty mystery and the obligatory historical detail.
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In the scorching summer of 1911, London is a hotbed of political activity as women fight for their equality and Germany starts to pose a dangerous threat. But Dody McCleland, England’s first female autopsy surgeon, has more immediate concerns—such as finding out who’s trying to frame her for murder…

A distraught scullery maid appears at Dody’s Women’s Clinic begging for an abortion. It turns out she has a case of lead poisoning, which Dody believes she took to induce a miscarriage. Instead of reporting the girl to the authorities, Dody decides to council her and prescribes an antidote. But days later, the maid is found dead from a bungled criminal abortion—and the coroner receives a series of anonymous letters accusing Dody of the crime.

Now, Dody has to find out who has framed her for the maid’s murder—or else she’ll be embroiled in a criminal trial. Chief Inspector Pike is working undercover on another case, playing the piano for an exotic dancer who may be spying for the Germans, but when he hears Dody’s in trouble, he insists on lending a hand. But as Pike and Dody are about to discover, she’s not only fighting for her career, but for her life, too…  
 

About Felicity Young

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Felicity Young has published several books in the United Kingdom and Australia. She lives on a small farm near Perth where she established a suffolk sheep stud, reared orphan kangaroos, and embarked upon a life of crime writing. Author website: felicityyoung.com
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Berkley. 368 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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The second in Young’s promising series features a strong heroine, a twisty mystery and the obligatory historical detail.

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