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Shadow of the raven: a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

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Ensconced in the woods of rural England, 1784, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone hunts for justice amid a maelstrom of madness, murder, and social upheaval. . .

In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. . .

Sweeping changes to the Boughton Estate threaten to leave many villagers, who are rightfully angry, destitute. After a single shot rings out and a man dies in the woods, it appears that the desperate villagers have turned to murder to avenge their cause. But for Thomas, a post-mortem on the victim raises more questions than answers. Although he manages to save an innocent man from the gallows, a second murder warns him of his potentially fatal situation. Soon he discovers a conspiracy far more sinister than anything he has ever faced. But who it leads to is the last person he suspects. . .

Outstanding praise for Tessa Harris and her Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries!

The Devil's Breath

"Excellent. . .Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson's series during the same period." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Stunning. . .perfect book club fodder." -- Library Journal

"A fascinating series. . .Harris is at her vivid best describing in precise, fearsome detail the 'Great Fogg'." -- The New York Times Book Review

The Dead Shall Not Rest

"Highly recommended." -- Historical Novel Reviews

"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's novel features a complex and engrossing plot. A touch of romance makes this sophomore outing even more enticing. Savvy readers will also recall Hilary Mantel's The Giant, O'Brien." -- Library Journal

The Anatomist's Apprentice

"Densely plotted. . . We await--indeed, demand--the sequel." -- The New York Times Book Review

"An absorbing debut. . . Harris has more than a few tricks up her sleeve and even veteran armchair puzzle solvers are likely to be surprised." -- Publishers Weekly

"Smart misdirection and time-period appropriate medical details make for a promising start to a new series. A strong choice for readers of Ariana Franklin and Caleb Carr." -- Library Journal

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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-30 04:16:53AM
Last Indexed2020-10-30 04:45:55AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780758293398

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Detective and mystery stories
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FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Historical fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Oxfordshire (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction
Physicians -- Fiction
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