The Devil’s Grin By Annelie Wendeberg


Published: September 16th 2012

Series: The Kronberg Crimes #1

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I would like to thank the author for sending me her book and sharing this story!  Keep an eye out for my interview with her!  If you like mysteries and Sherlock Holmes, you will want to read this book!

What would you do if you lived in a time where women were not allowed to have certain jobs?  This story is a bout such a woman that crosses the law to be what she dreams of,  Dr Anton Kronberg, England’s best bacteriologist.  She disguise herself as a man and doctor, if caught, she could end up in prison for years.

Dr. Kronberg is called upon to help solve a series of murders that remained undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city’s drinking water supply.  As she investigates they find evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg’s secret – a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine.  Holmes is very intrigued by this on all sorts of levels. Both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper’s deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

This book was a fantastic read!  I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading.  The author’s way of writing is marvelous. I gave this book a ‘5 star review’!  I admire the work of the characters, especially Dr. Kronberg.  How would you like to wrap yourself up every day in order to conceal that you were born a woman and deemed not fit for your job that you have actually found a way to excel in?  Loved it!  Keep an eye out as Annelie Wendeberg will be a featured author this year with an interview!

One thought on “The Devil’s Grin By Annelie Wendeberg

  1. Pingback: Annelie Wendeberg, author of “The Devil’s Grin”, is ready to get her second novel to a top notch editor! | A Simple Taste for Reading

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