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Review 'Rosner's The Anatomy Murders is a welcome and valuable contribution to this field. It is the first full-length scholarly study of the Burke and Hare case, and it draws on a formidably wide range of original archival research to reveal previously unrecognized aspects of this case and to correct common misapprehensions about a number of the victims and events. Rosner's book is an impressive combination of exhaustive archival analysis and a page-turning good read.'?Journal of the History of Medicine 'This book provides us with a history of 1820s Edinburgh as much as it does of the Burke and Hare murders. The sense Rosner gives her readers of time and place is extraordinarily well done. Beautifully written.'?Social History of Medicine'An engaging, readable, and comprehensive account of this famous case.'?Journal of British Studies'Lisa Rosner . . . has carried out a fascinating 'CSI' style investigation. . . . Her remarkable discoveries?told in her new book, The Anatomy Murders?[have] unraveled poignant details which bring to 'life' the personalities of some of the pair's unfortunate and, until now, largely anonymous victims.'?Evening News, Edinburgh'This will be enjoyed by true crime fans as well as British history buffs. Engaging, atmospheric, and tantalizing.'?Library Journal'Rosner has delivered the definitive account in both detail and interest.'?ForeWord Read more About the Author Lisa Rosner is Professor of History at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and author of The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Read more