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Amazon’s #3 British Detective Mystery
4.5 stars – 81 Reviews
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Here’s the set-up:
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.
“The Canon has always needed some sorting when it comes to Holmes and Women. Wendeberg is setting the cat among the pigeons with this provocative and original new take on the Holmesian universe.” Peter Kavanagh, CBC Radio Producer (The Sunday Edition)
“Laurie King’s Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series was one of my favorites, especially the early books but I have to say this interpretation is smashing. Anna Kronberg is a kick-butt heroine… Suspenseful, authentic yet innovative and faithful to the original Sherlock Holmes character–can’t wish for a better combination. This is a skillful writer and a thinking one, no easy outs and no lazy solutions.” Marik Berghs Book Reviews
“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
“A terrific read!” Richard “RB” Botto, CEO of Stage32
“Such an engaging voice” Cathy Jones, author
About The Author
Annelie Wendeberg holds an adjunct professorship at the Uppsala University in Sweden while working at the UFZ in Germany. Her job as a scientist has washed her onto many shores, such as the renowned Caltech or the middle of the North Atlantic during rough autumn storms.
Occasionally, she works as a science adivsor for authors and film makers. She runs two science blogs: An English one (www.sciencezest.com) and one for a German newspaper (http://blog.lvz-online.de/microblog/).
Her crime novels can be found at: www.kronbergcrimes.com