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1828. The year the dead rose.Edinburgh’s medical schools hide a dark secret. There is only one way students can learn to save lives: by practising on the dead. However, the law only permits them fifteen murderers’ bodies a year from the hangman. With five schools, supply is in high demand and there aren’t enough murderers to meet it. But there are plenty of graveyards. In ...more
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published December 1st 2018
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Peter Germany
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic!

The story of the grave robbers of that time isn’t something I know much about. I knew it happened but getting into the why and how was really interesting and CL Raven put in characters who have their conflicts they’re dealing with.
The Grayfriers Gang was fun and the banter between them is fantastic. I would happily read another book with them in it!
CL Raven do a lot of research for their books, and with these historical ones (The Malignant Dead, The Devils Servants, and this one) the
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Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
You can find my full review of Empty Graves on my book blog, Bastian's Book Reviews.

In summary: the book was engaging and I enjoyed reading it. It succeeds at bringing a point in time and a place to life, and keeps enough corpses and grotesque incidents and action in the tale to keep the merry mixture bubbling nicely in its cauldron. There are some flaws that a good editor should have tidied up, but the book surprised me with its high level of authenticity and historical accuracy, while remainin
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C L Raven are identical twins from Cardiff who love all things horror. They spend their time looking after their animal army and drinking more Red Bull than the recommended government guidelines. Along with their friend Neen, they prowl the country hunting for ghosts for their YouTube show, Calamityville Horror.

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