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The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris

The Anatomist's Apprentice (A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery #1)The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"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…"

My Quick Review:
Quite captivating! A historical mystery that keeps you guessing. The many turns it takes definitely held my interest and I love how different it is from other books. It was also entertainingly educational! I look forward to more Dr. Thomas Silkstone mysteries.

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  1. Glad you liked my first novel Denee! The second one in teh Dr Thomas Silkstone series, The Dead Shall Not Rest, is out in December.

  2. :D Yay! I would be delighted to read it! I think the whole idea of Dr. Silkstone is different, interesting and even informative.

  3. […] 4. The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris: I picked up this book from the library one day, and fell in love! I’m so deep in this series and there’s no way I’ll ever try to leave. If you love a great forensic, historical fiction mixed with great mystery, this is definitely your book! REVIEW […]


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