The Anatomist's Apprentice: The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries, Book 1
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2011
Duration: 9 hours 13 minutes
In the first in a stunning mystery series set in eighteenth-century England, Tessa Harris introduces Dr. Thomas Silkstone, anatomist and pioneering forensic detective.
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. 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.
"CSI meets The Age of Reason…Well-drawn, intriguing cast of characters…Full of twists and turns…Vivid details…A page-turner!"—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author