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The Dead Shall Not Rest (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Series #2)

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    This is an absolutely brilliant book. It's definitely the best h

    This is an absolutely brilliant book. It's definitely the best historical fiction that I've ever read, and I've read a lot of it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Great book

    Enjoyed reading this and other's in series. I would recommend reading in order but its not necessary but does jog your memory when previous chacters are metioned. The stories are pretty detailed and not for the faint of heart. Like sherlock holmes of the medical profession.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

    Yay! Dr. Silkstone is back! *Book source ~ Many thanks to Kensi

    Yay! Dr. Silkstone is back!

    *Book source ~ Many thanks to Kensington for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

    It is 1782 and Charles Byrne is said to be the tallest man in the world. Hating the way he is treated, Lady Lydia Farrell rescues him from the traveling fair when it is lodged on the far edge of her property. The Irish Giant only wants to see the King to get a pardon for his dad who was wrongly charged, convicted and hung for a murder he did not commit. From this single minded quest various threads are weaved together to form the whole tapestry of The Dead Shall Not Rest.

    There is a lot going on in this second book involving Dr. Thomas Silkstone, an anatomist from the Colonies now living in London. The story is told from multiple POVs that, at first, are a bit hard to keep straight. However, it isn’t long before a picture begins to take shape and everything starts to pull together. There is a murder with an unlikely suspect, Lady Lydia’s strange behavior and the whole story around Charles, his illness and the unscrupulous anatomists who would love to dissect his remains against his wishes. Silkstone is hard pressed to keep up with all three of them as he dashes from one crisis to the next trying to help everyone.

    The 18th century forensics is fascinating and the history behind anatomists, coroners and the justice system (such as it was) is a type of history I can get behind. I did think there was a bit too much going on in this book, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the ride.

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