'Absolutely original and unique' - Sophie Hannah
'Sleuthing Agatha Christie-style for the 21st Century as the most charming and uncommon duo of involuntary sleuths are let loose in today's London.' - Maxim Jakubowski
'Crime or literary? A meditation on modern love, modern medicine, or the
state of our capital? All of the above. With split narrative, faultlessly
time-shifting focus, and the coolest crime heroine I’ve read in some time,
Toby Litt gives good book.' - Stella Duffy
Kumiko saw it first.
A heart – a human heart – glimpsed from a moving train. Someone must have thrown it out from a carriage up front. Kumiko is determined to find out who – and why.
But Skelton saw the heart, too. And when Kumiko leaves him, to pursue her investigations, he sets out on his own trail of discovery.
Darting between dingy student pubs, the roofs of Borough Market and the corridors and basements of Guy’s Hospital, both find themselves drawn closer and closer to the hospital’s infamous dissection lecturer – known behind his back as ‘King Death’. . .