The Anatomist's Apprentice

A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery

Harris, Tessa

eBook - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Anatomist's Apprentice
The death of Sir Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip throughout Oxfordshire. No one mourns the dissolute young man--except his sister, Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, Lydia seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Kensington Pub.,, 2011
ISBN: 9780758278029
Branch Call Number: FICTION Har
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell doesn't like her husband much--but she doesn't believe he's a murderer! Enter Dr. Thomas Silkstone whose knowledge of human anatomy might just save the family's reputation. Also available in print and to download on audio.

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Jan 04, 2015
  • LT rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although the author is a little too fond of red herrings, she writes well and displays her historical and scientific knowledge in a way that's both subtle and interesting.

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.

Apr 11, 2012
  • fictionrules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A chillling, gothic tale about the death of a young english lord. Who killed him? Was it his jealous and malevolent brother in law who stands to gain much from the unfortunates demise? An anatomist-protagonist named Dr. Thomas risks his reputation and perhaps his own well being to find the answers and assist the grieving sister of Lord Crick. This being the first in a series of mysteries involving the good doctor. Looking forward to following his risky and gruesome career!


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