NEW CONTEST – Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries

Copyright Maureen McLean 2011

 In her Dr. Thomas Silkstone mysteries Tessa Harris weaves scalpels, dissection table and fascinating vials of pharmacology into an addicting mystery teamed with 18th century manners, intrigue and treachery.  The first novel in the series, the award-winning The Anatomist’s Apprentice, is a gripping mystery that combines the intrigue of CSI with its fascinating 18th-century historical setting. Answer a question about her lasst book to win a bundle of 3 signed books of the acclaimed Dr. Silkstone Mystery Series by Tessa Harris.

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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…

Question: Who is the murder suspect in the latest Dr Thomas Silkstone mystery by Tessa Harris?

To enter the contest send your answer to oldoperatingtheatre@gmail.com with the subject “Dr. Thomas Silkstone Contest,”and include in the missive your name and address. The deadline is September 30th, 2016. We will announce the winner at the beginning of October.

And if you love her books you can hear her give a talk at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret on the 25th of October, 2016 at 7:00 PM on the fascinating subject “I gave birth to rabbits”: A Gallimaufry of Medical Misadventures in 18th Century England.  Visit our events page for more informatiom.


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Reviews about the Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery Series:

A “densely plotted yarn about a crafty 18th-century poisoner wreaking havoc on the Oxfordshire estate of a noble family……we await — indeed, demand — the  sequel.” 

New York Times

 Harris has more than a few tricks up her sleeve, and even veteran armchair puzzle solvers are likely to be surprised.

Publishers Weekly