Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson
A Novel (Crowther and Westerman)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews



The third novel in the critically acclaimed Westerman and Crowther historical mystery series reveals the dark secrets of Crowther’s past

England, 1783. For years, reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther has pursued his forensic studies—and the occasional murder investigation—far from his family estate. But an ancient tomb there will reveal a wealth of secrets. When laborers discover an extra body inside the tomb, the lure of the mystery brings Crowther home at last, accompanied by his partner in crime, the forthright Mrs. Harriet Westerman. What Crowther learns will rewrite his family’s past—and spill new blood in a land torn between old magic and modern justice.

The next installment in a series described as “CSI: Georgian England” (The New York Times Book Review), Island of Bones is a riveting tale that will captivate fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Finch.

About Imogen Robertson

See more books from this Author
IMOGEN ROBERTSON is a former TV, film, and radio director. She won the London Telegraph's First Thousand Words of a Novel competition in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel. She lives in London and has written a second novel featuring Mrs. Westerman and Mr. Crowther, The Anatomy of Murder.
Published October 11, 2012 by Penguin Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Island of Bones

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A historical fantasy set in England in the last quarter of the 18th century, this novel features the intrepid detective duo: pert widow Mrs. Harriet Westerman and severe Gabriel Crowther.

Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Robertson's superior third historical featuring anatomist Gabriel Crowther and widow Harriet Westerman (after 2012's Anatomy of Murder) makes the most of its revelations about Crowther's backstory. Th

Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...

Book Reporter

it’s Imogen Robertson’s third book featuring the characters of Mrs. Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther.

Oct 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...


Invited by his sister to investigate a body found in a tomb (where it didn’t belong) alongside its rightful occupant, Crowther and Westerman travel to Cumbria, where they revisit the old estate where Crowther was raised and from which he fled 30 years earlier hoping never to return.

Aug 20 2014 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...

Mysterious Reviews

Review Copyright © 2013 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved.

Mar 06 2013 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...

Bookmarks Magazine

By jonTue, 05/03/2011 - 09:45.

May 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Island of Bones: A Novel (Cro...

Reader Rating for Island of Bones

An aggregated and normalized score based on 69 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review