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Secrets in the Stones
by Tessa Harris


Overview - Within the mysteries of the body, especially those who have been murdered, 18th-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone specializes in uncovering the tell-tale clues that lead towards justice
Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself in an equally terrifying position--as a murder suspect--when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall.
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Overview
Within the mysteries of the body, especially those who have been murdered, 18th-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone specializes in uncovering the tell-tale clues that lead towards justice
Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself in an equally terrifying position--as a murder suspect--when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall.
Meanwhile Dr. Thomas Silkstone has been injured in a duel with a man who may or may not have committed the grisly deed of which Lydia is accused. Despite his injury, Thomas hopes to clear his beloved's good name by conducting a postmortem on the victim. With a bit of detective work, he learns that Montagu's throat was slit by no ordinary blade, but a ceremonial Sikh dagger from India--a clue that may be connected to the fabled lost mines of Golconda.
From the mysterious disappearance of a cursed diamond buried with Lydia's dead husband, to the undying legend of a hidden treasure map, Thomas must follow a trail of foreign dignitaries, royal agents--and even more victims--to unveil the sinister and shocking secrets in the stones
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"Excellent Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson's series during the same period." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780758293411
  • ISBN-10: 0758293410
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Historical

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-01-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set in 1784, Harris’s satisfying sixth Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery (after 2015’s Shadow of the Raven) finds attorney Sir Montagu Malthus, who controls Lady Lydia Farrell’s estate, opposed to her relationship with the upstart Silkstone. When Lydia discovers Malthus dead in his Oxfordshire home, she becomes a suspect in his murder, along with the commoners who will be impoverished by Malthus’s plan to enclose estate lands. Silkstone investigates, finding odd clues, including an unfamiliar kind of rope and prints from a man’s slipper-like shoe. When the grave of Lydia’s first husband is robbed of the rare diamond ring with which he was buried, Silkstone guesses that the crimes link to the diamond’s complex history. Several murders ensure before Silkstone uncovers the surprising truth. Though the backstory can be overcomplicated, Harris’s rich portrayal of Indian influences on Britain, along with fresh twists in the protagonists’ romance, adds appeal. Agent: Melissa Jeglinski, Knight Agency. (Mar.)

 
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