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Death at the Plague Museum

The Health of Strangers, #3

Lesley Kelly

Death at the Plague Museum by Lesley Kelly

Three senior civil servants are dead or missing. As their brief is management of the deadly Virus, Bernard, Mona and the rest of the hard-pressed Health Enforcement Team are fighting not just a pandemic, but government secrets.

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240524
Publication Date: 18/04/2019
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Lesley Kelly
Lesley Kelly has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for the past twenty-five years, dabbling in poetry and stand-up comedy along the way. She has won a number of...


‘A dark, witty mystery with a unique take on Edinburgh - great stuff!’

Mason Cross

‘A must read’

Liam Rudden

‘Really entertaining mystery series set in an alternative Edinburgh where a virus is rampant. Investigative team of quirky outsiders means it stands comparison with Mick Herron/Slough House.’

Ian Rankin

‘Kelly has turned a misper story into something altogether more sinister, more energetic. Death at the Plague Museum demonstrates skilful storytelling and it grips from the first page.’

NB Magazine

‘A highly addictive read... I loved Death at the Plague Museum.’

Lost in the Land of Books

‘The presence and flair of Kelly's writing makes this a highly compulsive read; one of those 'well, just one more chapter' sort of books. On top of that, the ending was not only unexpected, but a shining example of just how to finish the last page.’

The Ileach

‘With dark wit and deadly charm, Kelly’s skill at combining a fast-paced narrative with a tantalisingly intriguing mystery will make it difficult to stop reading.’

Chiara Bullen, CommonSpace

‘If you haven’t caught the Lesley Kelly book bug yet isn’t it time you did? Lesley Kelly has cemented herself on the Scottish Crime Fiction scene and she has set the bar very high!’

Five Star review, Love Books Group

‘Written with wonderfully dark humour and the wry observational opinions... It is time you became acquainted with the Health of Strangers. Bloody marvellous.’


‘Death at the Plague Museum is the third in Lesley Kelly’s Health of Strangers series and I think it’s best yet! ...can’t wait to read more about Mona and Bernard and the rest of the Health Enforcement Team.’

Portobello Book Blog

‘A fast paced story laced with humour...and that ending..WOW! Roll on book #4.’

Beauty Balm

‘A fascinating and gripping read.’

Dyslexic Reader

‘I am a big fan of this series since I started reading this book!’


‘Enter the Plague Museum at your own risk and enjoy!!!’

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