MYSTERY

Deadly Cure

Pegasus Crime. Nov. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781681775524. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681776040. M
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In 1899 Brooklyn, Dr. Noah Whitestone is accused of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum to an ailing five-year-old patient by the boy's powerful and politically connected regular doctor. To prove his innocence, Whitestone must investigate and face down the real killer. Along the way, he encounters a muckraking radical editor and soon gets drawn into a grim world of politics and experimental drugs.
VERDICT Goldstone follows his acclaimed debut historical mystery, The Anatomy of Deception, with another vibrant and distinctive forensic page-turner. For fans of Caleb Carr and E.S. Thompson.

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