The Anatomist's Wife

The Anatomist's Wife

A Lady Darby Novel

Book - 2012
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Immersing herself in her painting after the death of her anatomist husband, Lady Kiera Darby is ostracized by London society until her brother-in-law asks her to use her skills to help a local inquiry agent solve a murder.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, [2012]
Edition: Berkley trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781620908495
1620908492
9780425253281
0425253287
Branch Call Number: HUBER A
Characteristics: 357 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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marthabwaters
Aug 01, 2017

This is a good readalike for fans of Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey series, or Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series. The bones are familiar -- an aristocratic lady unexpectedly thrust into a murder investigation, thereby becoming an amateur detective, plus a romantic subplot -- but it's a well-executed story, and I didn't guess the killer, despite lots of wild (incorrect) guessing. My only complaint is the presence of the occasional anachronism, both in the dialogue and in Lady Darby's internal monologue; this wasn't enough of an issue to detract too much from my enjoyment of the book, though.

AL_JENNY Nov 21, 2016

This is a good book to read on a rainy day with a cat in your lap and a cup of tea on the table next to you. The first in the Lady Darby series, this novel introduces us to a female detective with an unconventional backstory. Mystery, and a touch of romance!

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Dukkie
Nov 05, 2016

I haven't finished reading this book, yet. It was described as Jane Austen-like. No, it is not. It is merely set in the 1830s. This story could be easily set in the 1970s with a snow storm, phone lines being down and a lack of electronic communication. I'm sure I will enjoy the book, however when your taste is set for tea and you get soda, it's quite a shock.

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maipenrai
Oct 29, 2016

FIRST BOOK IN THE Lady Darby SERIES.

Barbara5060 May 06, 2013

It was interesting to have the main character be an outcast of society. Her being the "obvious" murderer in the party only adds to her being the target of people's malicious comments. The plot was different, and therefore intriguing. Enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next book in the series!

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jac523
Mar 25, 2013

This was a great mystery novel that will appeal to fans that like a little character drama thrown into the mix. Lady Darby is a controversial woman and it was awesome to have a woman do some detective work. Loved the animosity between Lady Darby and Sebastian Gage - looking forward to seeing more of the two in the next one!

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