The Edinburgh Trilogy

The Anatomy MurdersThe Anatomy Murders: Being the True yet Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Companion website: The Worlds of Burke and Hare


The Most Beautiful Man in Existence: The Scandalous Life of Alexander Lesassier (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999). Read reviews at Amazon, or link to Penn Press

Medical Education in the Age of Improvement: Edinburgh Students and Apprentices, 1760-1826 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1991). Link to WorldCat to find it in a library.