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Doctor Death

(2015)
(The first book in the Madeleine Karno Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
The critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase draws you into a “gripping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) mystery from the very first line of this page-turning historical thriller featuring an ambitious young female detective challenging the mores of nineteenth century France.

Strong-minded and ambitious, Madeleine Karno is eager to shatter the constraints of her provincial French upbringing. She longs to become a pathologist like her father, whom she assists, but this is 1894. Autopsies are considered unseemly and ungodly, even when performed by a man.

So it’s no surprise that when seventeen-year-old Cecile Montaine is found dead in the snowy streets of Varbourg, her family will not permit a full postmortem autopsy, and Madeleine and her father are left with a single mysterious clue. Soon after, the priest who held vigil by the dead girl’s corpse is brutally murdered. The thread that connects these two events is a tangled one, and as the death toll mounts, Madeleine must seek knowledge in odd places: behind convent walls, in secret diaries, and in the yellow stare of an aging wolf.

Eloquently written and with powerful insight into human and animal nature, Doctor Death is at once a captivating mystery and a poignant coming-of-age story.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
ISBN: 1-4767-3138-1 / 978-1-4767-3138-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
ISBN: 1-4767-3139-X / 978-1-4767-3139-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery (The Madeleine Karno Mysteries)
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol, Lene Kaaberbol, Nicola Barber
ISBN: 1-66515-538-8 / 978-1-66515-538-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Doctor Death (Madeleine Karno Mysteries)
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol, Nicola Barber
ISBN: 1-62231-660-6 / 978-1-62231-660-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author(s): Lene Kaaberbol
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK