THE ANATOMIST’S WIFE
Huber’s protagonist is complex and likable and the well-plotted mystery is filled with fascinating secondary characters. The setting is lavishly portrayed, yet the story’s pace is not slowed by descriptions. You’ll be engaged right to the end.
Forced by her late husband to draw detailed illustrations of his macabre autopsies, Lady Kiera Darby is regarded with suspicion in London society. When a murder occurs during a house party at her sister’s isolated country estate, guests suspect her. Because official investigators are days away from the estate, guest Sebastian Gage is asked to conduct the murder inquiry. He suggests that Kiera assist in the investigation because of her experience with autopsies. Determined to prove that she’s innocent and to bring a ruthless killer to justice, Kiera joins Sebastian in the investigation. (PRIME CRIME, Nov., 368 pp., $15.00)