The Lazarus Curse by Tessa Harris audiobook

The Lazarus Curse: A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery

By Tessa Harris
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Blackstone Publishing 9780758293374

The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries: Book 4

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London, 1782. The sole survivor of an ill-fated expedition to Jamaica has gone missing upon his return home. Dr. Thomas Silkstone had been entrusted to catalog all the New World specimens and therefore feels compelled to investigate the disappearance. Meanwhile, a rumor circulates that a potion with the power to raise the dead is afoot, and the formula is thought to be in the missing botanist's journal. As he investigates, the good doctor is drawn into a world of trafficking in corpses for profit. When a headless corpse is discovered, Silkstone uncovers the sinister motives of those who would stop at nothing to possess the Lazarus potion. Inspired by true-life physician Dr. William Shippen Jr., this delightful series has been hailed as "CSI meets The Age of Reason" (Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author).

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Summary

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London, 1782. The sole survivor of an ill-fated expedition to Jamaica has gone missing upon his return home. Dr. Thomas Silkstone had been entrusted to catalog all the New World specimens and therefore feels compelled to investigate the disappearance. Meanwhile, a rumor circulates that a potion with the power to raise the dead is afoot, and the formula is thought to be in the missing botanist's journal.

As he investigates, the good doctor is drawn into a world of trafficking in corpses for profit. When a headless corpse is discovered, Silkstone uncovers the sinister motives of those who would stop at nothing to possess the Lazarus potion.

Inspired by true-life physician Dr. William Shippen Jr., this delightful series has been hailed as "CSI meets The Age of Reason" (Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Impossible to put down. Harris uses telling details to make readers feel part of the time. With each book, the mysteries have become stronger, and the subject of slavery in England lends a heartbreaking note to this novel. Silkstone is an admirable character and he captures readers’ emotional interest.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Conflicting attitudes toward slavery in Georgian England propel Harris’ stellar fourth historical starring American anatomist Thomas Silkstone…Harris’ prose and characterizations have only become more assured.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An American physician in post–Revolutionary War England takes on a potent drug, a baffling murder and a determined rival…Harris successfully balances history, homicide, science, sorcery, and social justice in her idealistic hero’s fourth case.” Kirkus Reviews

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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: 9.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English