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Secrets in the stones / Tessa Harris.

By: Harris, Tessa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Harris, Tessa. Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery: Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2016Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 520 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781683240303; 1683240308.Subject(s): Physicians -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Oxfordshire (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: "Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself a murder suspect when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall. Dr. Thomas Silkstone hopes to clear his beloved's good name by conducting a postmortem on the victim"-- Provided by publisher.
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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 toward 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.

Originally published: Kensington, 2016.

"Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself a murder suspect when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall. Dr. Thomas Silkstone hopes to clear his beloved's good name by conducting a postmortem on the victim"-- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.