The Blood DoctorBook - 2002
But when the present Lord Nanther begins to research the life of his great-grandfather, he soon realizes there is little of interest in his ancestor's dry-as-dust account. Instead, he begins to suspect that these old records conceal more than they reveal as he comes upon mysteries and anomalies in almost every decade of his great-grandfather's personal life. As Martin Nanther begins to catch glimpses of "some monstrous, quite appalling things" in the blood doctor's past, he also realizes that Henry died a guilty man--carrying a horrific secret to the grave.
Set against the current reform of Britain's House of Lords, which Martin Nanther witnesses at first hand with a kind of fascinated detachment, The Blood Doctor weaves effortlessly between the past and the present, public life and private life. The result is a superbly satisfying novel about ambition, obsession and bad blood.
"A story that glistens, sticks and unnerves."--The Edmonton Journal