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Murder by Degrees

Coming October 17th from Simon & Schuster

Philadelphia, 1875

A pioneering woman doctor...

Investigates the mysterious disappearance of a young patient…

Murder by Degrees

Coming October 17th from Simon & Schuster

Philadelphia, 1875

A pioneering woman doctor...

Investigates the mysterious disappearance of a young patient…

“This atmospheric novel heralds the arrival of a talented new writer and an unforgettable heroine.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Mukerji’s taut plotting and vivid depiction of the era’s medical practices and social customs will leave readers eager for a second installment.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A heartfelt ode to the historic women who blazed a trail in medicine… as well as a wonderfully entertaining mystery.”
NYT bestselling author Kate Quinn

“A thrillingly atmospheric tale of intrigue, featuring a brilliant female doctor who’s ahead of her time.”
NYT bestselling author Tess Gerritsen

“A fresh take on a classic genre….this twisty debut mystery feels refreshingly modern.”
NYT bestselling author Michelle Richmond

“Ritu Mukerji illuminates the little-known history of America’s earliest women physicians through her protagonist… A brilliant start to a series that presents the medical mystery in a feminist light.”
—Award-winning author Sujata Massey
“A stunning debut. Beautifully crafted characters and twists you won’t see coming. I devoured every page.”
NYT bestselling author Robert Dugoni
“The evocative nineteenth-century Philadelphia setting and the very real early history of the Woman’s Medical College is new and fresh and fantastically feminist.”
NYT bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton

About Ritu

Ritu Mukerji was born in Kolkata, India and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She received a BA in history from Columbia University and a medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. After residency training at the University of California, Davis, she has practiced as an internist for fifteen years. She lives in Marin County, CA with her husband and three children, and two rescue beagles and two cats.

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