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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 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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The brilliant anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone returns in the second installment of Tessa Harris’ vivid and compelling mystery series set in 1780s London.

It is not just the living who are prey to London’s criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are fair game—dug up from fresh graves and sold to unscrupulous men of science. Dr. Thomas Silkstone abhors such methods, but his leading rival, Dr. John Hunter, has learned of the imminent death of eight-foot-tall Charles Byrne—known as the “Irish Giant”—and will go to any lengths to obtain the body for his research.

Thomas intends to see that Byrne is allowed to rest in peace, but his efforts are complicated when his betrothed, Lady Lydia Farrell, breaks off their engagement without explanation. When Dr. Hunter is implicated in the horrific murder of a young castrato, Thomas must determine how far the increasingly erratic surgeon will go in the name of knowledge. For as Thomas knows too well, the blackest hearts sometimes go undetected—and even an unblemished façade can hide terrifying secrets.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Outstanding…Well-rounded characters, cleverly concealed evidence, and an assured prose style point to a long run for this historical series.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Populated with real historical characters and admirably researched, Harris’ novel features a complex and engrossing plot…A touch of romance makes this sophomore outing (after The Anatomist’s Apprentice) even more enticing.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dawn Hadley | 2/3/2014

    " Not as good as the first. But still worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deborah | 1/25/2014

    " I have really enjoyed the first two entries into this series. Wonder if there will be a 3rd? Set in England at the time of the American Revolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 1/21/2014

    " Number 2 in the Dr. Thomas Silkstone series. Historical fiction based upon real people. The year is 1782. Thomas Silkstone is an American practicing medicine in London. He is also an anatomist which makes him a leading forensic specialist. This story centers around Charles Byrne, the Irish Giant. After reading the book I looked up some of the people in the story. They are not all as depicted but I guess we're way beyond the statute of limitations when the relatives could have complained about the author's artistic license. For the most part it was a good story with a couple of hokey parts to tie up the loose ends. Audio narrated by Simon Vance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deb | 1/16/2014

    " I struggled getting through this book because I thought the plot line was really stupid and gross. Then I found out it was based upon real people and relieve events. I guess you just can't make this stuff up. "

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