Caboodle Firsts: Get one of 100 copies of Ambrose Parry's The Art of Dying

We're giving 100 Caboodlers the chance to read Ambrose Parry's gripping crime novel, The Art of Dying, before it's out on August 29th. The Art of Dying is the sequel to The Way of All Flesh.

There's a fine line between kill and cure.

Edinburgh, 1849. Despite Edinburgh being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson. A whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances.

Simpson’s protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths.

Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets to clear Simpson’s name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Praise for The Way of All Flesh:

"Parry's Victorian Edinburgh comes vividly alive – and it's a world of pain" - Val McDermid

5 Caboodle Points


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This competition ended on 08/08/2019

Terms and Conditions

100 x winners will receive a copy of Ambrose Parry's The Art of Dying

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • As books are sent to winners prior to publication, the covers may differ from the image shown, and may be uncorrected proof copies. 
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 8th August 2019.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details will be shared securely with the publisher in order to fulfil the dispatch of Caboodle Firsts books.
  • Winners will receive a copy of the Caboodle Firsts title to the address they provided upon entering.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd., 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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