The Flesh Market

The Flesh Market

by Richard Wright (2)


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The Flesh Market by Richard Wright (2)

"Doon the wynds an' up the streets,

Where revenants sought souls tae eat,

The Butcher called for twitching meat

An' Burke an' Hare did answer."


1827. A year after the Cadaver Riots tore the heart from Edinburgh. Fear still chokes the Old Town, for though the revenants were driven back with shot and steel, they still lurk in the city's shadowed closes. When night falls, they strike.

In dissecting rooms anatomists slice twitching flesh as they dream of cures and glory. For the greatest among them, Robert Knox, there is no price that cannot be met in the quest for knowledge. Behind closed doors he trades in walking death, dealing with devils to keep the flesh market supplied...

Set between the slums of 19th Century Edinburgh and the ivory towers of its academia, The Flesh Market is an almost true story of murder, mad science, obsession, and the restless dead.

"The setting is absorbing and vivid, the period fascinating and the distant echoes of this factual case are compelling in themselves, but it is the characters who bring this story to life. For a tale so concerned with death, it's bursting with human vitality." - J.J. Marsh, Bookmuse (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495417160
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

RICHARD WRIGHT has been writing strange, dark fictions for over a decade. Currently living with his wife and daughter in New Delhi, India, his stories have been widely published in the United Kingdom and USA. He is the author of the novels Cuckoo, Thy Fearful Symmetry, Craven Place, and The Flesh Market; and the novella Hiram Grange and The Nymphs of Krakow.

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