Join us for a thrilling and dramatic evening, as we’re transported back to Victorian Edinburgh with The Art of Dying, with Ambrose Parry (also known as bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman).
Edinburgh, 1850. The city has become renowned as the forefront of modern medicine, thanks in part to Dr James Simpson’s discovery of chloroform. However, one of Simpson’s patients has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. The medical elite, wary of his growing fame, point to Simpson’s reckless use of chloroform as the cause.
With their friend’s reputation in peril, Simpson’s protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher team up to discover the unthinkable truth behind the dead patient. But Raven is held in the thrall of money-lenders and thugs from his chequered past and, despite her intelligence, Fisher is constricted by the boundaries Edinburgh society places on women. Both must overcome these challenges if they’ve hope of clearing Simpson’s name.