Auld Reekie: Ambrose Parry and Mairi Kidd£12/£11

Mid-19th century Edinburgh was a time of world-leading medical advances but also a place of dark deeds and capital crimes. Breathtaking breakthroughs in surgery and anatomy were cheek to jowl with bodysnatching and murder, thus providing rich pickings for writers of historical crime fiction.Ambrose Parry’s Voices of the Dead, the fourth rip-roaring adventure in the brilliant Raven and Fisher series, sees body parts unaccounted for in the bowels of Surgeons’ Hall. The Specimens by Mairi Kidd takes a deliciously dark dive into the world of the anatomists, and two men named Burke and Hare who provided them with bodies.

This event will be chaired by Teddy Jamieson.

Friday 13th September, 16:30, Albert Halls.

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