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We Recommend SUMMER READING THE CORPSE READER by Antonio Garrido

TIME FOR THE BEACH… or Beach House… Or Porch… or Park !          Take this Book WITH You  !!!!

A native of Spain, a former educator, and industrial engineer, Antonio Garrido has received acclaim for the darkly compelling storytelling and nuanced historical details that shape his prize-winning novel The Corpse Reader.

This fictionalized account of the early life of Song Cí, the Chinese founding father of forensic science, represents the author’s years of research into cultural, social, legal, and political aspects of life in the Song Dynasty, as well as his extensive study of Song Cí’s own five-volume treatise on forensics.

In 2012, The Corpse Reader received the Zaragoza International Prize for best historical novel published in Spain (Premio Internacional de Novela Histórica Ciudad de Zaragoza). Antonio’s previous novel, La Escriba, was published in 2008. Garrido currently resides in Valencia, Spain.

Inspired by Song Cí, considered to be the founding father of CSI-style forensic science and author of a five volume treatise on the science, this novel set during the thirteenth-century Song Dynasty draws readers into a multilayered, ingenious plot.

After his grandfather dies, avid scholar and budding forensic investigator Cí Song begrudgingly gives up his studies to help his family. But when another tragedy strikes, he’s forced to run and is also deemed a fugitive.

Dishonored, he has no choice but to accept work as a lowly gravedigger, a position that allows him to sharpen his corpse-reading skills. Soon, he can deduce whether a person killed himself—or was murdered.

His prowess earns him notoriety, and Cí receives orders to unearth the perpetrator of a horrific series of mutilations and deaths at the Imperial Court.   Cí’s gruesome investigation quickly grows complicated thanks to old loyalties and the presence of an alluring, enigmatic woman. But he remains driven by his passion for truth—especially once the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself.

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1 Comment »

  1. It’s difficult to find experienced people in this particular subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking
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    Comment by gojibär innehåll | August 28, 2013 | Reply


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