The Butchering Art – BOOK TRAILER!

With just one week left until the launch of my debut book, it’s my great pleasure to unveil the trailer for The Butchering Art.

A great deal of love, thought and care has gone into the many weeks of its production. As someone who relishes the visual elements of the past, I wanted to see how the sights and sounds of grimy, grisly Victorian surgery would translate onto screen. So, I set out with filmmaker Alex Anstey of Light Arcade Productions to create a short film that thrusts the viewer straight into the brutal action of the era’s operating theaters, in which survival depended as much upon chance as upon the skills of the butcher wielding the blade.

Alex is truly a craftsman of story in film form and has a painter’s eye for detail and light. He used three locations—a small film studio, the Old Operating Theatre in the heart of London, and a Westminster street in the dead of night—to help bring to life a bloody amputation of the era.

We hope you enjoy the trailer, and that it will give you all a feel of what I have tried to achieve on the page. Please share it widely on social media! And don’t forget you can pre-order the book ahead of its launch on October 17th.

By | 2017-10-16T18:00:18+00:00 October 10th, 2017|BLOG, Casebooks|5 Comments


  1. Iva Polansky October 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I truly enjoyed the trailer and I’m admiring the effort you take to promote your book. Many authors would like to follow you on this path but I believe the cost of production must be prohibitive to most of them.

  2. BEN LARSEN October 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Well… that settles it. You should probably be getting your book made into a full movie! That was awesome!

  3. Marc deville November 5, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Dear Lindsey I to find everything fasanating about past medical history as well as the macabre past like you ie shrunken heads victoryaen medical practice body snatchers and leonardo davinci with out me going on I found the butchering art very well done and brought to life morbid fascination curiosity like digging up the past like an anthropologist I also find you fasanating I’m yet to read a book by you so witch one do you recommend
    Yours and curious x

  4. sally tibbetts January 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    I’m curious to know more about the women behind the scenes in these hospitals. I do hope you will do a book on their history – the ones who cleaned up, who washed things, emptied the chamber pots, washed the sheets–not necesarily nursing women, but those women who worked in these hospitals for a living ..there must be so many fascinating stories…

  5. Lara August 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I just stumbled on your book yesterday. The trailer is fantastic! I’m a student (amateur) of all kinds of things bloody and weird especially during this time period in England, when Jack the Ripper roamed about.My husband and I are going to London for the first time next week and the Old Operating Theatre is going to be one of my first stops!

    I can’t wait to read your book! Hopefully, I can find a copy in London, as I plan to visit many bookstores while there.

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