Dr. Thomas Silkstone
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  • 1
    The Anatomist’s Apprentice: The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries, Book 1 | Tessa Harris

    The Anatomist’s Apprentice: The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Gruesome but Deftly Plotted

    First Simon Vance does a good job with his narration, always does. I thought he did an excellent job with the voices, especially differentiating the..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 07 2012 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 2
    The Dead Shall Not Rest: A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery, Book 2 | Tessa Harris

    The Dead Shall Not Rest: A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In 1780s London, it is not just the living who are prey to 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 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.

    good but not as good as #1

    This book is well worth reading but not quite up to the first book. The story kind of peters out at the end.

    Reviewed on January 01 2013 by barbara (United States)
  • 3
    The Devil's Breath: Dr. Thomas Silkstone, Book 3 | Tessa Harris

    The Devil's Breath: Dr. Thomas Silkstone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
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    Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris. A man staggers out of his cottage into the streets of Oxfordshire, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening with the terrible sight of his body shaking and heaving, eyes wild with horror. Many of the villagers believe the devil himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of a "great fog" that darkens the skies over England like a biblical plague.

    good but not great

    The book was worth getting, but it's probably not one I'll listen to a second time as I might re-read a book. While the concept of a killer fog is qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2014 by Lowell1 (Inyokern, CA, United States)
  • 4
    The Lazarus Curse: Dr. Thomas Silkstone, Book 4 | Tessa Harris

    The Lazarus Curse: Dr. Thomas Silkstone, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
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    (31)
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    London, 1782. The sole survivor of an ill-fated expedition to Jamaica has gone missing upon his return home. Dr. Thomas Silkstone had been entrusted to catalog all the New World specimens and therefore feels compelled to investigate the disappearance. Meanwhile, a rumor circulates that a potion with the power to raise the dead is afoot, and the formula is thought to be in the missing botanist's journal.

    INTRIGUING DOSE OF SILKSTONE FROM HARRIS & VANCE!

    It is such a great honor for me to be the first Audible.com member to review this book. It was with much trepidation combined with excitement, earlier..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 17 2014 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)