Today’s Friday Read comes from Hannah Wann, Assistant Editor at Constable and Piatkus:
If you like your crime fiction gothic, dark and delicious then you must read E. S. Thomson. Her novels in the Jem Flockhart series are historical crime at its best, transporting you to the grimy underbelly of Victorian London and a world of medicine, mystery and murder.
Surgeon’s Hall is the new novel in the series and it sees Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain trying to solve the mystery of the freshly dissected organs that have begun appearing throughout London’s anatomical museum (maybe not a story for the faint-hearted!). You don’t have to have read the previous novels in the series to enjoy this dark mystery and, as with all of E. S. Thomson’s writing, it is meticulously researched, richly atmospheric and completely immersive. This is a gothic thriller that will have you up reading late into the night and adding E. S. Thomson to the top of your historical crime list.