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Antidote to murder

In pre-WWI London Dr. Dody McCleland, is accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those "medications" elsewhere -- her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pill -- and must trace their source to clear her name.

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  • "In pre-WWI London Dr. Dody McCleland, is accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those "medications" elsewhere -- her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pill -- and must trace their source to clear her name."@en
  • "In pre-WWI London Dr. Dody McCleland, is accused of performing a botched illegal abortion that claims the life of a scullery maid, Esther Craddock, who was taking lead pills to end her pregnancy. Dody had encountered those "medications" elsewhere -- her autopsy of a three-year-old boy found that he was poisoned by lead pill -- and must trace their source to clear her name."
  • "In the summer of 1911, Dody McCleland, England's first female autopsy surgeon, must prove her innocence when she is framed for the murder of a scullery maid who died from a bungled criminal abortion."@en
  • "In the scorching summer of 1911, London is a hotbed of political activity as women fight for their equality and Germany starts to pose a dangerous threat. But Dody McCleland, England's first female autopsy surgeon, has more immediate concerns'such as finding out who's trying to frame her for murder A distraught scullery maid appears at Dody's Women's Clinic begging for an abortion. It turns out she has a case of lead poisoning, which Dody believes she took to induce a miscarriage. Instead of reporting the girl to the authorities, Dody decides to council her and prescribes an antidote. But days later, the maid is found dead from a bungled criminal abortion'and the coroner receives a series of anonymous letters accusing Dody of the crime. Now, Dody has to find out who has framed her for the maid's murder'or else she'll be embroiled in a criminal trial. Chief Inspector Pike is working undercover on another case, playing the piano for an exotic dancer who may be spying for the Germans, but when he hears Dody's in trouble, he insists on lending a hand. But as Pike and Dody are about to discover, she's not only fighting for her career, but for her life, too."@en
  • "When an act of compassion misfires, autopsy surgeon Dr Dody McCleland must fight not only for her career, but also for her life. The body of a scullery maid is discovered in her room. When it emerges that she had recently begged Dody to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, the coroner recommends Dody be tried for criminal abortion causing death. Meanwhile, the one man who might be able to help her, Chief Inspector Matthew Pike, is nowhere to be found. After another woman's body is discovered bearing all the hallmarks of the same crime, Dody suspects that a rogue doctor is on the loose. Amid the turbulence of Edwardian London with its mix of strikes, suffragettes, German spies, exotic dancers and an illicit drug trade, Dody must unmask the killer before more girls are butchered and her own life ends on the gallows."

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  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en

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  • "Antidote to murder"
  • "Antidote to murder"@en
  • "Antidote to murder a novel"@en