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The Devil's Breath - A Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery

Tessa Harris

ISBN 10: 1482963507 / ISBN 13: 9781482963502
Published by Blackstone Audio, 2013
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Title: The Devil's Breath - A Dr. Thomas Silkstone ...

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:BRAND NEW

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[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case. NOTE: The MP3-CD format requires a compatible audio CD player.]

[Read by Simon Vance]

Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder in this captivating new novel from Tessa Harris.

A man staggers out of his cottage into the streets of Oxfordshire, shattering an otherwise peaceful evening with the terrible sight of his body shaking and heaving, eyes wild with horror. Many of the villagers believe the devil himself has entered Joseph Makepeace, the latest victim of a ''great fog'' that darkens the skies over England like a biblical plague. When Joseph's son and daughter are found murdered -- their heads bashed in by a shovel -- the town's worst suspicions are confirmed: evil is abroad, and needs to be banished. -- A brilliant man of science, Dr. Thomas Silkstone is not one to heed superstition. But when he arrives at the estate of the lovely widow Lady Lydia Farrell, he finds that it's not just her grain and livestock at risk. A shroud of mystery surrounds Lydia's lost child, who may still be alive in a workhouse. A natural disaster fills the skies with smoke and ash, clogging the lungs of all who breathe it in. And the grisly details of a father's crime compel Dr. Silkstone to look for answers beyond his medical books -- between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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TESSA HARRIS, 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. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and their two children.

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