Rollercoasters: Sawbones

Classroom novel about a surgeon's apprentice turned murder mystery detective

Author Catherine Johnson

Suitable for:  11-14 year olds

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-1382035149
Publication date: 15/09/2022
Paperback: 280 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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When Ezra, a surgeon's apprentice, notices strange things about the corpses he is examining, he begins to wonder if they might be connected in some way. He forms an unlikely alliance with Loveday Finch, the daughter of a murdered magician, and together they are flung into a potentially deadly adventure as they seek to unravel the mystery...


  • A gripping murder mystery set in London in the late 1700s
  • An anatomist turns detective in this tale of secrecy, body-snatching and deception
  • Explores themes of racism, ethnicity, social status, gender roles and scientific progress
  • An exciting story from author Catherine Johnson, author of several young adult novels
  • Includes reading notes at the back of the book and a free, downloadable resource pack

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