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The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9781984816702

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Praise for The Corpse Queen:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Stylishly smart and macabre, the story . . . sparkle[s] with class-defying friendships and warmth. Part mystery, part thriller, and part family discovery, this is a delicious horror story from which the reader can’t look away.” —Booklist, starred review

“This historical thriller is dark, twisty, and perfect for a spooky fall read.” —Buzzfeed

Dark. Glittering. Dangerous. The Corpse Queen is deliciously macabre and utterly decadent. Like a well-placed scalpel, Molly’s sharp mind and cool determination in a male-dominated world will slip under your skin and snip at your heartstrings. A cinematic story cleverly plotted and intoxicatingly addictive; I gulped it down in one sitting.” —Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stalking Jack the Ripper

“The plot rockets along, greased by the rot of the dead, to a satisfying, and somewhat surprising, conclusion. If Poe’s daughter told a story, this might be it.” —Kirkus Reviews

Dripping with Gothic decadence and dark romantic allure, this novel hits all the right notes. . . It’s a must-read.” —Hypable

“A historical mystery that will give you goosebumps.” —Pop Sugar

Smartly written with a decidedly dark demeanor . . . this immersive, Frankenstein-tinged novel considers misogyny, socioeconomic divides, and social norms at a specific moment in modern surgery’s beginnings.” —Publishers Weekly

A wonderfully macabre thriller that mines considerable tension and chills from the grotesqueries and disturbing lack of ethics in nineteenth-century medical inquiry, leaning as much on various characters’ utter lack of compassion as on blood and guts for its horror. Molly is appealing in her complexity . . . [and] as taken by new science as any clever girl would be. . . A winner for fans of Bray’s Diviner series.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Full of scares and surprises.” —Girls’ Life

“[For] fan[s] of the dark and macabre. . . [and] stories that dig into the earthy underbelly of society.” —MuggleNet

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