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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Edinburgh Dead

This is my 3rd book for RIP: Peril the First
The Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Orbit;(August 17, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0316079960

Product Description
Edinburgh: 1828
In the starkly-lit operating theaters of the city, grisly experiments are being carried out on corpses in the name of medical science. But elsewhere, there are those experimenting with more sinister forces.
Amongst the crowded, sprawling tenements of the labyrinthine Old Town, a body is found, its neck torn to pieces. Charged with investigating the murder is Adam Quire, Officer of the newly- formed Edinburgh Police. The trail will lead him into the deepest reaches of the city's criminal underclass, and to the highest echelons of the filthy rich.
Soon Quire will discover that a darkness is crawling through this city of enlightenment - and no one is safe from its corruption.
The Edinburgh Dead is a powerful fusion of gothic horror, history, and the fantastical.

Well.. first let me say that this is most assuredly a perfect book for RIP!
It began innocent enough.. there was a murder and a Sergeant on the police force on the case that had the audacity to want to discover more of the murder...even if it was a murder of a nobody.
Then the book jumped to Sergeant Quire's stint the the military service and I momentarily got confused. (this is easily done when you are my age or older) But then It quickly began to get interesting. Then because he won't give up... he gets fired.
Now, normally I am not a find a murder and  a detective searches for clues and finds the murderer type of reader.... but then again this one didn't quite go that way either.
There was a hint of *something not right*.
There was a hint of *something like Frankenstein?"
There was a hint of *walking dead?*
There was even Burke and Hare!  Who began their business by stealing bodies from graves...and then stepped up to murdering victims so that they would have a body to sell!   (I still want the movie of Burke and Hare!!).. anyway..
Most of all there was one *hell bent* ex-sergeant who was going to solve all the weirdness and murders. 
Even when the dead came after him!  How does one kill a dead person you ask?  Guess you will have to read the book to see *if* it is possible.
So, although this was not quite my cup of tea... it was written very well and the story moved along nicely so that one did not get bored and even though some things become painfully still needed to read on to see how it all ends!
I think this book will be liked by many as a very good read for RIP.


Blogger Kailana said...

Sounds good!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ooooh...this really does sound good! Like a new take on the murder mystery!

2:22 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I like the sound of this one, Pat! Love these 19th. century crime/mystery type stories.

5:09 AM  
Blogger GeraniumCat said...

I love books set in Edinburgh, I'll have to look for this one!

8:53 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like a very interesting book....Though I'm not big on Corpses and experiments....(lol)

2:51 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Bauman said...

This does sound like a good R.I.P. read! I'll have to check it out, maybe for next year as I have so many lined up already... :)

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

It does sound the perfect book for RIP!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

No wonder I'd never heard of's still new!

This sounds like a really fascinating read, especially with the resurrection men (a new favourite of mine!) I'll have to see if I can dig it up in my local library.

(Sorry for the pun.)

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this at Barnes & Noble and went 'oh!'. I've got it on my wishlist, hoping i'll get it soon. You've made me even more excited to read it!

5:27 PM  

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