📚 Book: The Wrong Sort To Die
✍️ Author: Paula Harmon
🏰 Genre: Historical mystery
This is a fantastic story that kept me reading and guessing from the very first page.
Pathologist, Dr Margaret Demeray, is seeking the truth behind the mysterious cause of death of a John Doe who has been brought to her hospital. Not only is she adamant that she will find the truth, but she also has to convince her male counterparts that the mystery is even worth looking into at all. After all, who cares about the death of a poor nobody?
The story portrays the sexism of the time with Maragaret often ogled by male characters and patronised despite her skill and position, though this never seems to waver her drive and determination. The divide between rich and poor is also portrayed and Margaret has very clear views on the importance of equality and stands up for what is right.
Harmon breathes life into the world of 1910's Britain, the dialogue is authentic and witty and I truly felt that I was there in the coffee shop, workhouse, or walking along the bustling streets with the characters. I think it is important to point out that although the story is very real when it comes to the historical correctness and medical side of things, the narrative is fun and engaging, there is definitely something for everyone. It gave me Arthur Conan Doyle meets Jessica Fletcher vibes!
I was fortunate enough to read an early copy of this book and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a mystery to keep them on their toes.
Punchy. Suspenseful. Engaging.
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