;Madeleines inquisitive mind and candid voice are enough to keep us reading. The New York Times Book Review New York Times bestselling author Lene Kaaberbl returns with her beloved protagonist Madeleine Karnoan ambitious young woman who shatters the confines of nineteenth century France.On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnots assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career considered unseemly even for men), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths and becoming the first female student admitted to the University of Varbroug has earned her some semblance of respect. But theres only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientists brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takesinvestigate the darkest corners of the city and even work undercoverto track down a murderer at large. But if theres one thing the press has right about ;Mademoiselle Death, its this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women.