The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken

The Yellow Lantern

Josephine Is Forced to Spy for Grave RobbersStep into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime In Massachusetts in 1824, Josephine Clayton awakes on the table of the doctor she's assisted all these months. She was presumed dead by all and has become the doctor's next corpse for his medical research. Frightened, the doctor tries to kill her, but Josephine begs to be spared. A deal is struck--Josie will leave ...


Details The Yellow Lantern

TitleThe Yellow Lantern
ISBN9781643520834
Author
Release DateAug 1st, 2019
PublisherBarbour Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Fiction
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Reviews The Yellow Lantern

  • Fran
    2019-05-16
    Josephine Clayton (Josie Clay) had a passion for healing herbs. She was happy "...among the scents, textures and memory of a less complicated time." "Mourning had taught her that living proved more difficult", especially after her mother's death. Josie worked as medical assistant to Dr. Chadwick. Chadwick was too quick to operate on a patient who was transferred from a sickbed, a patient "...who doesn't have much longer on earth."Josie fell victi...
  • Karen Kay
    2019-07-04
    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review. In 1824, Josephine Clayton is considered dead by everyone in her Massachusetts village—especially the doctor she gas assisted for several months. Yet, she is still very much alive.A feel good story with a feel good ending wrapped in a truly horrific truth, killing people to sell their bodies. But, I never felt truly connected to any of the characters and found myself bored with the story and felt...
  • Andrea Cox
    2019-05-25
    FTC Disclosure: NetGalley gave me a complimentary copy of this ebook. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.Wow. From beginning to end, this story swept me away, into the gothic night of 1820s Massachusetts, where graves were being robbed… and hearts shattered.The opening scene was so shocking and vividly written with powerful wording that I knew I was in for an adventure vintage actor Peter Lorre would probably have ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    2019-08-03
    True crime has always fascinated me although I don't get a chance to read it as much as I used to.This series of books Barbour has out, True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime fascinates me and each story in the series is based off of a truth.This story really fascinated me in the sense it's different than most stories I read in it's topic coverage. It deals with grave robbers, how's that for putting it out there?I love historical stori...
  • Staci
    2019-07-28
    I love the concept of this series and the first novel, The White City, was very well done. The next two have missed the mark for me. In The Yellow Lantern the subject matter is at once gruesome and fascinating. The story line and romance, however, didn't hold my interest after the initial pages which were engaging.My gratitude to publisher Barbour for a complimentary copy of the novel. I was not required to post a review and the opinions expresse...
  • Loraine
    2019-08-07
    True Colors is a series of books by various Christian authors based on historical crimes. This particular novel is based on the body snatching that took place during the 1800's as doctors tried to gain possession of cadavers in order to learn more about the body and how it worked as well as the variety of diseases that caused death. Angie Dicken is a new-to-me author. I enjoyed this story but the plot line did not pull me in with its suspense as ...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    2019-07-21
    The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is a book in the series True Colors, Historical Stories Of American Crime. The Yellow Lantern is seen as a symbol of light and life and if it is extinguished—Death! Josie Clayton learned the art of healing herbs from her mother. She also told Josie that the symbol of Lilacs is first love. “ Mother told her to always remember her first love — Christ, the Creator and Comforter.” Josie has always tried to d...
  • Chautona Havig
    2019-08-29
    How The Yellow Lantern Grabbed My Attention ImmediatelyLike the others in the series, the black and white cover with its single pop of color captures your interest and makes you want to know more. What about a lantern could possibly be related to a crime?Well, the subject matter might beg for one. I mean, grave robbers and bodysnatchers? EEEP!Painting a picture as creepy as you could hope for without being the thing of nightmares (it doesn’t go...
  • Mary
    2019-08-22
    True crime books offer a different type of story. This fictionalized account is based on events occurring in the early 1800s as doctors desired corpses to examine in order to learn from human bodies. The only trouble was, they had to obtain them illegally by robbing those recently buried. A dangerous business—as this novel portrays. Not only did people perform such thefts, they sometimes were willing to kill too. In this story, Josie finds hers...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    2019-07-24
    See Full Review At: https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com... Step back in time to 1824 when medical science is rudimentary at best and exploratory science is booming. A dead body on the black market was worth a small fortune, and once you started down that path, it was impossible to navigate the twists and turns to find your way out.When Josephine Clayton wakes up on the doctors examining table, with him standing over her ready to perform the pos...
  • Rebecca
    2019-07-29
    4.5 stars"In my village, there were thieves in the night . . . . . Body snatchers."Is it possible to look upon one's grave and yet remain very much alive? Such was the life that Josie Clay, formerly known as Josephine Clayton, was living, but it came with a price. The fact that she lived and breathed upon the table of a snatcher meant that another had to take her place; a cruel trade-off for the sake of her penniless father. Travelling away from ...
  • Sarah
    2019-08-08
    When Barbour introduced the True Colors series, I was immediately intrigued. True crime is an interesting genre, and one that I have both read about and watched documentaries about over the years. Having a basis of factual information, this subject tends toward more neutral ground with regard to narrative voice and presentation, and part of what makes True Colors so unique is the Christian aspect. The characters and precise situations are fiction...
  • Julia
    2019-08-19
    The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is a Christian historical crime novel that has its base in fact. Angie Dicken has used her imagination to weave her marvellous tale.The book surrounds the topic of grave robbing to serve medical advances. This was rife in the United States and England in the nineteenth century. The tale is set in 1824. It was a horrific practice from which the leaders of it became wealthy while the poor did the despicable acts. ...
  • Sally
    2019-08-12
    The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is very unusual in the sense that it is part of the book series called True Colors-fiction based on strange-but-true history. It starts out in 1824, Josephine Clayton is considered dead but she is alive. Shockingly, she is forced to spy for grave robbers!That in itself is a topic new to me. Josie gets caught up in a scheme, only to help save her father's life, by submitting to going to the newly buried grave sit...
  • Diane Estrella
    2019-08-11
    What interested me about this book is that it is based on true events! I had heard that the essential oil "Thieves" got its name because grave robbers stealing bodies would use a mixture of natural oils to protect them from catching any diseases while handling the dead bodies. Obviously stealing someone's body is a horrible action, but I am glad for the modern understanding that viewing corpses is extremely useful to nurses and doctors in helping...
  • Suzie Waltner
    2019-08-05
    3.5 StarsIn an effort to save her father, Josephine Clayton (Josie Clay) takes a position at a factory. Braham Taylor, the factory foreman, prides himself in gauging the characters of the people he hires. Yet, his newest employee is a mixture of challenge and mystery as well as strength and vulnerability.As Josie (unsuccessfully) tries to blend in and play her part in a conspiracy, mysterious accidents are occurring within the factory walls.I tho...
  • Susan
    2019-08-08
    I am really enjoying this series of books centered around true stories based on historical American crimes. While the characters in The Yellow Lantern are fictitious, the crime of bodysnatching was rampant at this time in history. While it is obvious that Ms. Dickens had researched the topic, at times the story felt forced. But that did not take away from the enjoyment of the story. I recommend The Yellow Lantern for those who enjoy a good story ...
  • Andi
    2019-07-31
    This book took me back to 1824 when medical science was archaic and grave robbing was popular. As I started this book I had a chill going up my spine. I had no idea grave robbing was a real thing let alone it was something that was done for research. I felt like I was reading a Gothic romantic mystery.Ms. Dicken writes a mystery like Agatha Christie. I was on pins and needles the entire time. I kept turning pages late into the night attempting to...
  • Janet
    2019-06-18
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Forced to Spy for Grave RobbersTrue Colors – Fiction Based on Strange-But-True HistoryIn 1824, Josephine Clayton is considered dead by everyone in her Massachusetts village—especially the doctor she gas ass...
  • Stacy
    2019-05-30
    Author Angie Dicken tells a tale which is both chilling and makes you pull for the main characters as they are so likable. It's hard to describe this story as it sweeps you away to another time and place, 1824 in Massachusetts. Josie, the heroine, is forced to work with a less-than-savory character in their search for medical answers. As the story unwinds you hold your breath, as the tempo increases while the pages fly past your fingers. It combi...
  • Cathy Cermele
    2019-08-07
    I am loving this series by Barbour Books! The Yellow Lantern is the third book in the series and WOW each of the three authors have written fantastic books. If you haven't read the first two (which I think you should,) it's okay to start with this one because each is a stand-alone novel.This story takes place in 1824, Massachusetts and from the first page I was a little freaked out to be perfectly honest but not in a creepy way but in an interest...
  • Donna C
    2019-08-27
    What I think you should know: The Yellow Lantern is in the True Colors series, however it can be read as a stand alone because each book features a different true crime. The Yellow Lantern is a fictionalized story of grave robbers who stole bodies for doctors. It is set in 1821 Massachusetts when Josephine Clayton awakes on an operating table in a doctor’s basement the struggle for her life begins and the only way he will let her live is if she...
  • Debbie
    2019-08-26
    "The Yellow Lantern" by Author: Angie Dicken is a fiction story based on true crime. I cannot imagine stealing dead bodies or having the body of a loved one stolen. I guess I can understand the need for it because of helping doctors advanced healing and medicinal purposes. But, to murder so they could have bodies, makes me shiver. But, that is exactly what this book is about.This book kept me reading till the very end. I was drawn into the story ...
  • Kaye Whitney
    2019-08-12
    As I read The Yellow Lantern, I encountered surprising villains, unbelievable medical procedures, and indentured servants rising to positions of great power. I was horrified at the premature burial of a young lady who wasn’t really dead, and disgusted with the doctor who was willing to kill her in order to chop her up for his research. Humanity of an accomplice prevailed instead, but the price to Josephine was severe, as she was sent to work in...
  • Best In Suspense - Kelly Underwood
    2019-07-06
    The Yellow Lantern is another in the True Crimes series that focuses on historical crimes in America. Set in the early 1800’s, this story deals with the criminal activity of grave robbers stealing bodies in the middle of the night. The story starts off with Josephine Clayton, who gets sucked into the grave robbers’ scheme. She becomes the look-out for bodies and begins working in a mill run by Braham Taylor.This novel started out with plenty ...
  • Kelly Bridgewater
    2019-08-21
    The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is book three in the True Colors of Crime series. While I enjoyed the first two and can't wait for the fourth one, The Gray Chamber, The Yellow Lantern didn't catch my attention as much. It was pretty dry and didn't capture float my attention. The premise was interesting, but Dicken spent too much time setting up the story like a Regency romance novel that I think the suspense element got kind of overlooked. Of ...
  • Trixi
    2019-07-02
    3.5 stars What price will Josie pay for love when her secrets begin to unravel? They call them grave robbers, body snatchers or resurrectionists. Those, who after the burial, stole a body in the middle of the night to perform medical procedures, all in the name of research. Or who killed when death was eminent, to quickly fill their need for a fresh body. It’s the unfortunate gruesome piece of our American history that I learned about in The Y...
  • Laura
    2019-09-04
    The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is the latest release of the True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime series, and its kind of creepy. The creepy don’t read this late at night kind of creepy. As with the previous novels in this series, I’ve learned some rather interesting things about history, things that I had previously thought of as untruths. On this one, I was way wrong. During the 19th century there were a number of beliefs su...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    2019-08-08
    What an interesting, engaging story! First of all, grave robbing? I mean I've seen it on TV shows before, but this is the first time I've read about it and I have to say, I almost wanted a little more! Not because I'm creepy like that, but just because it's so different and I could see so many opportunities to really make the story go in a few different directions. Now, I appreciated the direction Ms. Dicken took, don't get me wrong, but imagine ...