A novel set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the miserable year of 1829. A slightly ridiculous story of a young orphan girl who accepts a lucrative offer to dig up corpses for medical experiments in an attempt to escape the same fate of her dead mother. Grave-robbing, monsters, corpses, body parts, dodgy musicians, mad scientists, reanimation experiments gone horribly wrong, a handsome vampire and a bitch of a bordello madam.