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The Book of Skulls: Doctresses
The Book of Skulls: Doctresses
The Book of Skulls: Doctresses
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The Book of Skulls: Doctresses

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A Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town.


1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at the Edinburgh Medical School, where a hostile attitude towards women is driven by Professor Atticus. However Liz and Amulya have allies in fellow student Campbell Preeble, The Reekie reporter Hector Findlay and the charming Dr Paul Love.

In dire need of funds, Liz becomes assistant to gruff lecturer and police surgeon Dr Florian Blyth.  When a series of grisly murders take place the doctor and Liz help Inspector Macleod in his investigation, which leads to the Edinburgh Asylum, the  Burry Man festival and the quack science of phrenology.  

The search for the killer comes dangerously close to Liz as she uncovers her own family secrets.


First book in the Doctresses series.

Release dateApr 24, 2020
The Book of Skulls: Doctresses

David Hutchison

David Hutchison is a Scottish artist, filmmaker and writer. He made the award-winning medical sci-fi thriller feature Graders, comedy horror feature Baobhan Sith and YA novella Storm Hags.

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