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Meredith, D. E. (eBook - 2010)
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When a glamorous woman is found murdered at the peak of London's mid-19th-century craze for collecting unusual specimens, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant uncover a series of murders connected to a packet of seditious letters. A first novel.

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One of London’s first forensic detectives chases a grisly killer in this stunning debut mystery rich in period detail and sinister intrigue.

London in 1856 is gripped by a frightening obsession. The specimen-collecting craze is growing, and discoveries in far-off jungles are reshaping the known world in terrible and unimaginable ways. The new theories of evolution threaten to disrupt the fragile balance of power that keeps the chaotic city in order—a disruption that many would do just about anything to prevent.

When the glamorous Lady Bessingham is found murdered in her bedroom, surrounded by her vast collection of fossils and tribal masks, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in to examine the crime scene—and the body. In the new and suspicious world of forensics and autopsy examinations, Hatton and Roumande are the best. But the crime scene is not confined to one room. In their efforts to help Scotland Yard’s infamous Inspector Adams track down the Lady’s killer, Hatton and Roumande uncover a trail of murders all connected to a packet of seditious letters that, if published, would change the face of society and religion irrevocably.

D.E. Meredith’s measured prose and eye for exquisite detail moves seamlessly from the filthy docks on the Isle of Dogs to the jungles of Borneo and the drawing rooms of London’s upper class. Her slow-burning mystery builds to a shocking conclusion, consuming victims—and Victorian London—as it goes.


One of London’s first forensic detectives chases a grisly killer in this stunning debut mystery rich in period detail and sinister intrigue.

London in 1856 is gripped by a frightening obsession. The specimen-collecting craze is growing, and discoveries in far-off jungles are reshaping the known world in terrible and unimaginable ways. The new theories of evolution threaten to disrupt the fragile balance of power that keeps the chaotic city in order—a disruption that many would do just about anything to prevent.

When the glamorous Lady Bessingham is found murdered in her bedroom, surrounded by her vast collection of fossils and tribal masks, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in to examine the crime scene—and the body. In the new and suspicious world of forensics and autopsy examinations, Hatton and Roumande are the best. But the crime scene is not confined to one room. In their efforts to help Scotland Yard’s infamous Inspector Adams track down the Lady’s killer, Hatton and Roumande uncover a trail of murders all connected to a packet of seditious letters that, if published, would change the face of society and religion irrevocably.

D.E. Meredith’s measured prose and eye for exquisite detail moves seamlessly from the filthy docks on the Isle of Dogs to the jungles of Borneo and the drawing rooms of London’s upper class. Her slow-burning mystery builds to a shocking conclusion, consuming victims—and Victorian London—as it goes.




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When a glamorous woman is found murdered at the peak of London's mid-nineteenth-century craze for collecting unusual specimens, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant uncover murders connected to a packet of seditious letters.

Authors: Meredith, D. E.
Statement of Responsibility: D.E. Meredith
Title: Devoured
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Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
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Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] St. Martin's Press 2010 Available via World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Murder Investigation Fiction London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction Borneo Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
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Topical Term: Murder
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
3M Company
ISBN: 9781429941150
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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