Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI. Now in paperback!
Prudence Galewski doesnt belong in Mrs. Brownings esteemed School for Girls. She doesnt want an appropriate job that makes use of refinement and charm. Instead, she is fascinated by how the human body worksand why it fails.
Prudence is lucky to land a position in a laboratory, where she is swept into an investigation of a mysterious fever. From ritzy mansions to shady bars and rundown tenements, Prudence explores every potential cause of the disease to no availuntil the volatile Mary Mallon emerges. Dubbed Typhoid Mary by the press, Mary is an Irish immigrant who has worked as a cook in every home the fever has ravaged. But shes never been sick a day in her life. Is the accusation against her an act of discrimination? Or is she the first clue in solving one of the greatest medical mysteries of the twentieth century?