The Tribute by John Byron
This is not a book for the faint hearted. The protagonist, or should I say perpetrator, is on a quest to reenact the 16th century dissections of the human body by Vesalius and in doing so revere this master of human anatomy. He chooses the best specimens for each of the seven volumes of Vesalius book according to strict criteria. It takes the combined talents of a detective with his art historian sister to understand what all these murders are about.
Underpinning this narrative is a dark story centering on the detective himself. A multi layered, educative and suspenseful read from this author embarking on his first novel. A new author to watch.