THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL is a another murder mystery involving grave robbers, set in 1850. Coming September 18, 2018 from Lake Union Publishing.

Paperback Edition ISBN-13: 978-1503903388


CD Audiobook Edition ISBN: 978-1978631298

MP3 Audiobook Edition ISBN: 978-1978631304


Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable.

Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens—dissecting and displaying them for the eager public.

Cora’s specialty is not only profitable, it’s a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. She’s the girl born with two hearts—a legend among grave robbers and anatomists—sought after as an endangered prize.

Now, as a series of murders unfolds closer and closer to Cora, she can no longer trust those she holds dear, including the young medical student she’s fallen for. Because someone has no intention of waiting for Cora to die a natural death.

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“The characters and the vivid descriptions bring mid-century graveyards to life…Kang places the reader in the midst of Cora’s life.” Gumshoe Review

The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is an impossibly good read… The writing is beautiful and lyrical, the atmosphere is haunting and the mystery is engaging. Fans of novels with strong heroines, period pieces and/or murder mysteries will all find something to love in this book.” — Hypable

The Impossible Girl was exceptional…this book was an easy five stars. Every detail was perfect.” — Fictionist Magazine

“A cat-and-mouse story of intrigue featuring a strong-willed female protagonist, The Impossible Girl is captivating through and through. Highly recommended, especially for connoisseurs of historical murder mysteries!” ­— Midwest Book Review

“Kang creates a vividly detailed world with so much atmosphere and intricate pieces, that you find yourself feeling like YOU ARE in 1950’s Manhattan.” — Fangirlish

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