The Devil's Breath (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery)

The Devil's Breath (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery)

Tessa Harris


Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English nation-state to solve a tangled net of poser, drugs, and murder--in this alluring new novel from Tessa Harris. . .

A guy staggers out of his cottage into the streets of Oxfordshire, shattering an in a different way peaceable night with the bad sight of his physique shaking and heaving, eyes wild with horror. some of the villagers think the satan himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the most recent sufferer of a "great fog" that darkens the skies over England like a Biblical plague. whilst Joseph's son and daughter are stumbled on murdered--heads bashed in by way of a shovel--the town's worst suspicions are proven: Evil is overseas, and desires to be banished.

A terrific guy of technological know-how, Dr. Thomas Silkstone isn't one to heed superstition. but if he arrives on the property of the beautiful widow girl Lydia Farrell, he reveals that it isn't simply her grain and cattle in danger. A shroud of poser surrounds Lydia's misplaced baby, who should still be alive in a workhouse. A common catastrophe fills the skies with smoke and ash, clogging the lungs of all who breathe it in. And the grisly info of a father's crime compels Dr. Silkstone to appear for solutions past his scientific books--between the satan and the deep blue sea. . .

Praise for The useless Shall no longer Rest

"Outstanding. . .well-rounded characters, cleverly hid proof and an guaranteed prose kind aspect to a protracted run for this historic series." --Publishers Weekly (starred evaluation)

"Populated with genuine old characters and admirably researched, Harris's novel incorporates a advanced and engrossing plot. a marginally of romance makes this sophomore time out much more engaging. Savvy readers also will remember Hilary Mantel's The massive, O'Brien." --Library Journal

Praise for The Anatomist's Apprentice

"Densely plotted. . . We await--indeed, demand--the sequel." --The manhattan occasions ebook Review

"An soaking up debut. . . Harris has various methods up her sleeve or even veteran armchair puzzle solvers usually are surprised." --Publishers Weekly

"Smart misdirection and time-period acceptable clinical information make for a promising begin to a brand new sequence. a powerful selection for readers of Ariana Franklin and Caleb Carr." --Library Journal

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