Shadow of the Raven : Dr. Thomas Silkstone

  • by Tessa Harris
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Dr. Thomas Silkstone
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"CSI meets the Age of Reason with a well-drawn, intriguing cast of characters" (Karen Harper) in Tessa Harris' superbly plotted historical mystery series, featuring 18th-century anatomist and pioneering sleuth Dr. Thomas Silkstone.
In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton.
But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that sweeping changes threaten to leave many villagers destitute. After a man dies in the woods, it appears that someone has turned to murder to avenge their cause. But for Thomas, a postmortem raises more questions than answers, and a second murder warns him of his potentially fatal situation. Soon he discovers a conspiracy far more sinister than anything he has ever faced.


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Customer Reviews

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10 hours of frustration coming to a ludicrous end

I have read all of the other Dr Silkstone novels , I got hooked on the first one and so kept reading. While the quality declined I kept on reading. The cliff hanger at the end of the fourth book was frustrating but little did I know what frustration was until this fifth book.
I kept wondering why this doctor who is credited with being a brilliant practitioner kept doing stupid things. He blunders through three months of trying to get his lover released. From a mental hos
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- barbara "I especially enjoy historical mysteries. I don't like to know how things end before I begin."

Superior historical fiction

I appreciate the author's presentation of the actual details of historical events on record for the setting of this series. Especially the postscript follow up that brings real issues used in the fictitious plot up to date. This technique has done more to enlighten my understanding of the changes to daily life brought on by unstoppable world trends and events including natural disasters than the dry dates memorized in history classes. Each novel has left me pondering current events that have been invigorated by the richness of a living history.
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- PattyQB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.