Within the mysteries of the body, especially those who have been murdered, 18th-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone specializes in uncovering the tell-tale clues that lead towards justice…
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…
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"Excellent…Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson's series during the same period." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Thomas Silkstone - The Final Challenge?
(Sunday, March 6, 2016)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund
The final installment in the Thomas Silkstone mystery series? (Perhaps), but Secrets in the Stones, Tessa Harris' 6th (and most powerful) installment pits Dr. Thomas Silkstone against foes both known and unknown as he attempts to solve four gruesome murders (each surprising victim and manner of death leave him shocked at every turn). His pool of suspects even more so! Filled with so many compelling twists and turns until the final shocking truth is revealed to all. With the ever-present love of his life, Lady Lydia Farrell and the series' returning cast of characters which most certainly you cannot help but be endeared with, Thomas is determined to not put his personal life on track until he finds the answers to the mystery at hand no matter where they lead him.