The Anatomist's Apprentice

The Anatomist's Apprentice

Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery Series, Book 1

eBook - 2011
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In the first in a stunning new mystery series set in eighteenth-century England, Tessa Harris introduces Dr. Thomas Silkstone, anatomist and pioneering forensic detective...The death of Sir 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 Sir 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...Advance praise for Tessa Harris and The Anatomist's Apprentice"Tessa Harris has delivered a deftly plotted debut. Just when you think the puzzle is solved, she reveals yet another surprising twist which leaves you marveling at her ingenuity." —Carol Carr, author of India Black"CSI meets The Age of Reason with a well-drawn, intriguing cast of characters, headed by the brilliant Dr. Thomas Silkstone. Full of twists and turns, Tessa Harris's debut mystery can confound the most adept reader. Vivid details pulled me right into the world of early forensic sleuthing. A page turner!" —Karen Harper"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"From dissection table to drawing room, this visit to late eighteenth-century England is chock full of intriguing twists and turns. Along with the visiting surgeon from the colonies, Dr. Thomas Silkstone, readers will find themselves challenged by the who, the how, and the why of murder at an idyllic Oxfordshire manor house." —Kate Emerson
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780758278029
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jan 04, 2015

Although the author is a little too fond of red herrings, she writes well and displays her historical and scientific knowledge in a way that's both subtle and interesting.

mrsgail5756 Jun 21, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

genre_gal7 Apr 23, 2013

Very good with historical details and a nice twisty plot.

stellaau Jan 14, 2013

Very interesting plot. Just when you think you know "who'd done it"; new clues/facts proves otherwise. The ending is surprising.

I couldn't put the book down since I want to find out who did it!

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steinhia
Jun 03, 2012

Chose this title because it seemed like another I had enjoyed in the past called "The Alienist." It wasn't. A simple and quick read from what appears to be a new author with (perhaps) promise for future offerings.

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fictionrules
Apr 11, 2012

A chillling, gothic tale about the death of a young english lord. Who killed him? Was it his jealous and malevolent brother in law who stands to gain much from the unfortunates demise? An anatomist-protagonist named Dr. Thomas risks his reputation and perhaps his own well being to find the answers and assist the grieving sister of Lord Crick. This being the first in a series of mysteries involving the good doctor. Looking forward to following his risky and gruesome career!

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