Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 288 pages
First Published: 2022
Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider—brilliant, but different. Whether working at the laboratory she adored in Paris or toiling at a university in London, she feels closest to the science, those unchanging laws of physics and chemistry that guide her experiments. When she is assigned to work on DNA, she believes she can unearth its secrets.
Rosalind knows if she just takes one more X-ray picture—one more after thousands—she can unlock the building blocks of life. Never again will she have to listen to her colleagues complain about her, especially Maurice Wilkins who’d rather conspire about genetics with James Watson and Francis Crick than work alongside her.
Then it finally happens—the double helix structure of DNA reveals itself to her with perfect clarity. But what unfolds next, Rosalind could have never predicted.
About Marie Benedict
Madeline Benedict is a lawyer and an author of historical novels. She has three loosely related historical novels: The Only Woman in the Room, Carenegie’s Maid, Her Hidden Genius, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, and The Other Einstein, about Albert Einstein’s wife, a fellow physicist. In addition, she has novels under the pen name Heather Terrell, including The Chrysalis, The Map Thief and Brigid of Kildare. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her family. Visit the author’s website →