Instruments of Darkness Book Cover Instruments of Darkness
Crowther & Westerman 1/5
Imogen Robertson
Hachette UK
April 1, 2010
Kindle Book
Read from 21/7/14 [16/3/18] to 24/3/18
Anatomy of Murder, Island of Bones, Circleof Shadows, Theft of Life
Crowther, Mrs Harriet Westerman, Miss Trench
Sussex, London (1790)

Daphne du Maurier meets CSI in this exhilarating debut Thornleigh Hall, seat of the Earl of Sussex, dominates its surroundings. Its heir is missing, and the once vigorous family is reduced to a cripple, his whore and his alcoholic second son, but its power endures. Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt the Hall’s menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgement; he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society’s expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned. His death will lead back to Sussex, and an explosive secret that has already destroyed one family and threatens many others.