Book: The Devil's Grin (Kronberg Crimes) by Annelie Wendebergcategories: Book, Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Victorian, London, Woman Sleuth, Murder, Abduction, Mystery, Detective Fiction
Annelie Wendebergabout this book: How far would you go to stop a crime so cold-blooded it outshines the deeds of Jack the Ripper? Anna Kronberg, masquerading as a male medical doctor in the late Victorian London, joins forces with the one man who can land her in prison for years to come. While struggling to solve a case of organised murder and abduction, Anna must gamble with her career, her life, and her sanity.
Dr Anton Kronberg is England's best bacteriologist of the late 19th century. And he is a criminal.
In a time when higher education is a male privilege, Anna Kronberg cuts her hair short and puts on trousers, a deed that can land her in prison for years to come. Her journey as a male medical doctor leads her across Europe and America.
During the daytime she hides her sex while at night she pretends to be a medical nurse. She lives in London's worst rookery and her lover is a thief, who has no clue about her secret life or the fake penis in her doctor's bag.
No one has proved perceptive enough to penetrate Dr Kronberg's near foolproof disguise - until now. Called in by the Yard to examine a cholera fatality found floating in London's drinking water supply, Anna crosses paths with the one man capable of unmasking her at a glance – the redoubtable Sherlock Homes.
And so begins a complex game of cat and mouse pitting the brilliant doctor and the master sleuth in analytical combat - until they are compelled to join forces to solve a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper's deeds in brutality and cold bloodedness.
(Synopsis by: Paul Negri, former Editor-in-Chief and President of Dover Publications)
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