By: Carol Margaret Davison
Published by:

Ringwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781901514834
Genre: Gothic, Historical Fiction
Publication date: 05/28/2023
Price: 12.99


Bodysnatcher provides new insight into the infamous story of Burke and Hare, whose murders shook 19th century Edinburgh. Told through a ‘he-said, she said’ between Burke and his common-law wife, Nelly, Bodysnatcher vividly renders those fateful months in 1828, whilst investigating themes of class, religion, abuse and women’s rights.

Author's Biography

Dr Carol Margaret Davison is a renowned specialist in Gothic literature. She is the Head of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, CA. Born in Scotland but mainly brought up in Canada, Carol maintains a personal and professional interest in Scottish literature, history, and culture.


”…A thrilling read (…) Davison brilliantly blends historical facts and creative fiction, creating a captivating story that explores the twisted motives of these notorious killers.” – Jo Chapman, Old Edinburgh Club.
“Even true crime buffs who know how the story ends will find it enriched by Davison’s haunting psychological insights.” – Lisa Rosner, author of the Anatomy Murders.


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  1. Read this on a trip Edinburgh! Amazing retelling of Burke and Hare.

  2. Fabulous!

  3. Captivating.

  4. Read, comment and vote!

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