S E R I E S: Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries (Nº 6)
A U T H O R: Tessa Harris
P U B L I S H E R: Kensington Books
P U B L I S H--D A T E: February 23, 2016
I S B N: 9780758293411
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…
This is the 6th installment in this particular series. Even though I haven’t read any of the previous books, I had no problem following along at all. I will be reading the previous books however, as I would like to know more about these characters.
This historical mystery is filled with lots of murder and mayhem along with twists and turns that you didn’t see coming. Just when you think you have it figured out, something else happens and you find that maybe you don’t have it figured out after all. Those types of mysteries are fun to read. This book doesn’t disappoint.
I enjoyed all of the characters, but it did take me just a bit to warm up to Thomas. I think that is because as I mentioned earlier I haven’t read the other books. However, once I got into the story, I found how much I really did like him. My favorite though is Lady Lydia. But, I found all of the characters to have depth.
The writing was done as was the story line. An intriguing mystery and a great read. Four stars on this one. Can’t wait to read more.