Corpse & Crown
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Agatha DeLacey’s family isn’t rich or titled, so studying nursing at Ingold’s East End hospital in London is a rare opportunity for her. Despite the school’s focus on the innovative Bio-Mechanical program, Aggie cares more about the desperately poor human patients who flood the hospital, even if that means providing unauthorized treatment after-hours…and trusting a charming, endlessly resourceful thief.
But the Artful Dodger is barely a step ahead of his underworld rivals, the menacing Bill Sykes and mercurial Oliver Twist, and Aggie’s association with him soon leads her into danger. When a brutal attack leaves her blind, she and the Dodger find themselves at the mercy of an experimental Bio-Mech surgery. Though the procedure restores Aggie’s sight, her new eyes come at an unnerving cost, and the changes in Dodger are even more alarming—instead of seeing Aggie as the girl he fancies, he now views her as a potential threat.
As war between England and Germany brews on the horizon and a sinister medical conspiracy threatens to shatter the uneasy peace in Europe, Aggie and the Dodger must find a way to work together so they can protect their friends and expose the truth…even if it means risking their own survival.
Corpse and Crown Reviews:
“Corpse & Crown brings Dickens’ London to life in this electrifying sequel to Cadaver and Queen. Alisa Kwitney is a stunning writer.” — Carol Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of The Metropolitans
“Corpse & Crown is fantastical and fun while grounded in believability. Even the undead must behave in Victorian England.” — Mark Russell, Eisner-nominated author of The Flintstones: Bedrock Bedlam
“Alisa Kwitney has an understanding of human foibles and follies and a light, intelligent touch that marks her as an author to watch and enjoy.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman