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Sheri Holman



Sheri Holman grew up in rural Virginia and worked for a literary agent while writing her first novel, A STOLEN TONGUE, a mystery set along the route of a fifteenth-century religious pilgrimage. She is in her early thirties and is now a full-time writer.
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Sceptre

The Dress Lodger

Sheri Holman
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Sheri Holman

Sunderland during the cholera epidemic of 1832 is bitterly divided between the rich, who believe they have nothing to fear from a disease which afflicts mainly the poor, and the disenfranchised, who fear cholera is part of a plot to exterminate them. Through the streets of the city walks Gustine, a prostitute, followed by the Eye, an old woman paid by her pimp to keep Gustine under constant surveillance. Gustine has joined forces with a surgeon forced out of Edinburgh in the wake of the Burke & Hare body-snatching scandal. Henry operates an Anatomy School but has no bodies with which to teach; Gustine, moving among the week and dying, comes across bodies all the time. He believes she can help him advance medical science, and she believes if he becomes a better doctor, he can save the life of her critically ill baby.