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- DescriptionThe Secret Anatomy of Candles is a medico-legal mystery drama, written by a doctor, which is set predominantly in Durham City and the rth east of England. Jasper Candle is a ruthless compensation lawyer who finds blame behind every misadventure. But when 3 year old Ollie dies because of the measles vaccination controversy, a man recovering from cancer surgery also perishes as a result of an infection caught from ather sick patient, and Jasper's wife commits suicide in mysterious circumstances, Jasper's convictions are tested to the limit. Investigating the enigmatic death of his wife, Jasper uncovers a devastating family secret running in his family which forced an impossible choice upon her. As the investigation unfolds Jasper finds blame for her death increasingly difficult to apportion, something he is t accustomed to, and this re-examination of culpability conflicts strongly with his professional convictions and practices. In the end, finding somebody to blame for every event is t always that simple, that appropriate, r that desirable. Jasper always tells his clients that blame facilitates closure, but ultimately finds that neither blame r closure can heal everything.
- Author BiographyQuentin Smith is medical doctor and practising anaesthetist with a background of writing magazine articles of topical or historical interest usually with a discernible medical flavour. He served as the editor of a national anaesthesia publication for several years before devoting more free time to the enjoyment and pursuit of writing fiction. He lives in Durham with his wife and son
- Author(s)Quentin Smith
- PublisherTroubador Publishing
- Date of Publication24/10/2012
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationLeicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine26 mm
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