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The Anatomy Murders–Now in Paperback

The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes
Lisa Rosner
336 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4191-4 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2176-3 | $24.95 | £16.50

The Anatomy Murders"This will be enjoyed by true crime fans as well as British history buffs. Engaging, atmospheric, and tantalizing."–Library Journal

Burke and Hare were the first serial killers to capture media attention, accused of killing sixteen people in order to sell their cadavers as "subjects" for dissection. The Anatomy Murders is the first book to situate their story against the social and cultural forces that were bringing early nineteenth-century England into modernity.

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