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The book reviews that are often hardest to write – as AAR staffers will agree – are those for books which fall into the middle range, the C grade books which aren’t bad, but which don’t really have anything particularly special to make them stand out from the crowd. If you love or hate something, it’s normally fairly easy to come up with something to say, but when a book falls into the “average” category…well, it can be tough.

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There seems to be a bit of a vogue in historicals at the moment for stories which involve anatomists and/or resurrectionists in some way, as this is the third I’ve read in recent months which features characters who are somehow connected to one of those “professions”. That’s not to say the books themselves have used the same plotlines, because they haven’t – I just thought it was an interesting little trend. In A Matter of Grave Concern, Brenda Novak has taken the unusual step of having her heroine actually join a gang of grave-robbers, which is certainly something I haven’t come across before!

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