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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,020 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tessa Harris Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries Release Date:
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In the first in a stunning mystery series set in eighteenth-century England, Tessa Harris introduces Dr. Thomas Silkstone, anatomist and pioneering forensic detective.

The death of Lord Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. Few mourn the dissolute young man—except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia.

Thomas arrived in England to study under its foremost surgeon, where his unconventional methods only add to his outsider status. Against his better judgment, he agrees to examine Lord Edward’s corpse. But it is not only the dead, but also the living, to whom he must apply the keen blade of his intellect. And the deeper the doctor’s investigations go, the greater the risk that he will be consigned to the ranks of the corpses he studies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • CSI meets The Age of Reason…Well-drawn, intriguing cast of characters…Full of twists and turns…Vivid details…A page-turner!”

    Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author

  • “From dissection table to drawing room, this visit to late eighteenth-century England is chock-full of intriguing twists and turns.”

    Kate Emerson, author of The Pleasure Palace

  • “A deftly plotted debut…When you think the puzzle is solved, she reveals another surprising twist which leaves you marveling at her ingenuity.”

    Carol K. Carr, author of India Black

  • “Tessa Harris takes us on a fascinating journey into the shadowy world of anatomist Thomas Silkstone, a place where death holds no mystery and all things are revealed.”—

    Victoria Thompson, author of Murder on Sisters’ Row

  • Winner of the RT Award for Best First Mystery

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Veronica Sanche | 2/17/2014

    " Harris is a good writer as the mystery plot develops nicely and keeps us entertained. Her presentation of the early medical/forensic side of the novel is well researched and very informative. But instead of sticking to just these two elements, she added romance which was utterly stupid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ceilidh Lerwick | 2/16/2014

    " All in all it was a good book. The title is a bit of a misnomer and the ending seems to drag on a bit (from the Reichenbach Falls moment where Silkstone chases his nemesis to the end), but in keeping with the period, all this makes sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee Ann | 2/14/2014

    " A good twist of fate for the characters and historical insite into the workings of Anatomists in the early years. I enjoyed the read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dayle | 2/12/2014

    " I like the historical fiction too but this was too boiler plate....beautiful young girl, mean husband, dashing doctor/lawyer/whatever. Started strong but kind of limped to the end even though there was a twist. "

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