The Devil’s Breath by Tessa Harris audiobook

The Devil’s Breath: A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery

By Tessa Harris
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Blackstone Publishing 9780758267009

The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries: Book 3

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Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels tothe English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, andmurder in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris. A man staggers out of his cottage into the streets ofOxfordshire, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening with the terrible sightof his body shaking and heaving, eyes wild with horror. Many of the villagersbelieve the devil himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of a “greatfog” that darkens the skies over England like a biblical plague. When Joseph’sson and daughter are found murdered—their heads bashed in by a shovel—the town’sworst suspicions are confirmed: evil is abroad, and needs to be banished. A brilliant man of science, Dr. Thomas Silkstone is not oneto heed superstition. But when he arrives at the estate of the lovely widowLady Lydia Farrell, he finds that it’s not just her grain and livestock atrisk. A shroud of mystery surrounds Lydia’s lost child, who may still be alivein a workhouse. A natural disaster fills the skies with smoke and ash, cloggingthe lungs of all who breathe it in. And the grisly details of a father’s crimecompel Dr. Silkstone to look for answers beyond his medical books—between the deviland the deep blue sea.

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Summary

Summary

Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels tothe English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, andmurder in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris.

A man staggers out of his cottage into the streets ofOxfordshire, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening with the terrible sightof his body shaking and heaving, eyes wild with horror. Many of the villagersbelieve the devil himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of a “greatfog” that darkens the skies over England like a biblical plague. When Joseph’sson and daughter are found murdered—their heads bashed in by a shovel—the town’sworst suspicions are confirmed: evil is abroad, and needs to be banished.

A brilliant man of science, Dr. Thomas Silkstone is not oneto heed superstition. But when he arrives at the estate of the lovely widowLady Lydia Farrell, he finds that it’s not just her grain and livestock atrisk. A shroud of mystery surrounds Lydia’s lost child, who may still be alivein a workhouse. A natural disaster fills the skies with smoke and ash, cloggingthe lungs of all who breathe it in. And the grisly details of a father’s crimecompel Dr. Silkstone to look for answers beyond his medical books—between the deviland the deep blue sea.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Excellent…Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson’s series set during the same period.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery series continues to delight…The historical setting and details are outstanding. Harris also does an excellent job of building fear in the reader with her terrifying descriptions.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author Bio: Tessa Harris

Author Bio: Tessa Harris

Tessa Harris, an English author born in Lincolnshire, holds a history degree from Oxford University. After four years of working with local newspapers, she set her sights on women’s magazines. She is regularly heard on local BBC radio and over the years has interviewed such people as Margaret Thatcher, Jeffrey Archer, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Hampshire, Alan Titchmarsh, Jackie Stewart, Boris Johnson, and Uri Geller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English