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The Devil's Breath (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Series #3)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    Loved this story!

    This might be my favorite in the series. Well written and intriguing. Great mystery but loved the fog and its history being intermingled into the story. Well written amd very enjoyable story!

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

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    Dr. Thomas Silkstone is a late 18th-century anatomist with a kna

    Dr. Thomas Silkstone is a late 18th-century anatomist with a knack for solving mysteries.  When a deadly fog envelopes the countryside and several deadly murders are committed, he has to figure out who or what is responsible before it's too late for them all.  As if that's not enough, he's also on the trail of Lady Lydia Farrell's missing son.  Unbeknownst to them all, Richard is being used as a pawn the battle to control Lydia's estates.

    This was a clean, relatively quick read that held my attention throughout.  I figured out the culprit early than Dr. Silkstone, so the end wasn't terribly shocking.  I didn't realize this book was the 3rd in a series until I started reading it, but I felt the author did a nice job filling in the information from the previous volumes where necessary.  I liked it well enough to put those previous books in the series on my reading list.

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  • Posted January 4, 2014

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    Truly the Breath of the Devil Oxfordshire, England 1783 Tes

    Truly the Breath of the Devil

    Oxfordshire, England 1783

    Tessa Harris returns once again to bring us the third installment in her Dr. Thomas Silverstone mystery series! Tessa brings forward a mysterious incident from the past to enlighten her readers along with suspense surrounding an unknown suspect (or suspects as it may be) responsible for four murders that draws her Dr. Silverstone to the forefront in gathering clues to not only solve the murders but also provide an answer to the strange phenomena which surrounds their small town of Oxfordshire with only his wits and the resources surrounding him in 1783 England.

    Thomas Silkstone a doctor in his own right, trained in America, although living in England these past nine years as apprentice to the renowned and highly respected anatomist Dr. Carruthers (who to Thomas’ great fortune had come to be not only his mentor but a very dear friend) was still looked upon as that “upstart doctor from the colonies” by all the locals. Considering that the events of late have also branded him with a reputation of using science to also solve murder cases that he unwittingly found himself embroiled in, to his credit not only performing post-mortems, but also searching out the clues as to the guilty party. Thomas, in preparing to leave London to visit the love of his life, the recently widowed Lady Lydia Farrell felt uneasiness come upon him that he could not explain. Thomas would not be deterred however, because he had made a promise and nothing would keep him from it. How soon he would find upon arriving at Boughton Hall the country estate of Lady Farrell, nestled in the small village of Oxfordshire that the events there would test all his training. While searching for clues to the missing child he has sworn to find, although feeling thwarted at every turn it is the sudden arrival of a mysterious acrid fog causing death and destruction to anything in its path; whether it be man, beast or vegetation; thick enough to block the light of day had settled in for a long stay. As Thomas attempts to try and alleviate the suffering and come up with an explanation the small shire also falls victim to two murders which once again becomes a call to action for the young anatomist to find the truth.

    A returning cast of endearing characters make this an outstanding series to follow! Readers can’t help but be compelled to find out how the good Doctor will solve the cases at hand!

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    Posted October 15, 2014

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