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The Anatomist's Apprentice

A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery
Harris, Tessa (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Harris, Tessa
Title: The anatomist's apprentice
a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2012.
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,21 cm.
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0758266987
9780758266989
Statement of Responsibility: Tessa Harris
Bibliography: Includes glossary.
Subject Headings: Great Britain History 18th century Fiction. London (England) Social life and customs 18th century Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction. Silkstone, Thomas (Fictitious character) Fiction. Private investigators Fiction. Physicians Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Silkstone, Thomas (Fictitious character)
Private investigators
Physicians
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Comment by: genre_gal7 Apr 23, 2013

Very good with historical details and a nice twisty plot.


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Jun 21, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 23, 2013
  • genre_gal7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very good with historical details and a nice twisty plot.

Jan 14, 2013
  • stellaau rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Jun 03, 2012
  • steinhia rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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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