In Victorian London’s cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city’s drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine – a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper’s deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.
What they’re saying about it:
“The story is fast-paced, engaging, enjoyably atmospheric, dark, and I’m really fascinated with Anna’s character.” The Stormy Petrels
“Beyond being a fine CSI/Sherlock Holmes style mystery, this is a poignant novel at times almost poetic” … “An unforgettable hero(ine)” Dan Andriacco, best-selling author of Baker Street Beat
“You’ve created a truly fascinating character in Dr Kronberg and set her against one of the finest characters in English mystery fiction. Dr. Kronberg is intelligent, passionate about what she does, assertive in a positive way, and compassionate and empathetic to modern readers. That she must masquerade as a man in order to do what she does best and achieve the success she so richly deserves speaks volumes about the history of women in Western society.” Paul Negri, former editor-in-chief and president of Dover Publications