The Devil's Breath (Out December 31, 2013)
As a mysterious poisonous fog rolls over the English countryside, bringing death and destruction in its wake, Dr Thomas Silkstone uses his considerable skills to investigate why so many are dying in Oxfordshire and beyond.
Amid the chaos and confusion, however, Thomas soon discovers that the fog is not the only killer on the loose. As day merges into night, storms rage and meteorites tears across the sky, paranoia spreads like wildfire and many villagers believe the end of the world is nigh. It seems that no one, not even Lady Lydia Farrell, is safe from the impending doom.
What the critics are saying about The Devil's Breath
"A real-life natural disaster propels Harris’s excellent third Thomas Silkstone mystery...... Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson’s series set during the same period. "
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
What they said about The Anatomist's Apprentice
Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice First Mystery Award 2012
A "densely plotted yarn about a crafty 18th-century poisoner wreaking havoc on the Oxfordshire estate of a noble family......we await — indeed, demand — the sequel."
New York Times
An "engrossing, lively and satisfying series debut."
Barbara Clark, BookPage
Harris’ research is meticulous. The results are a historical CSI with a romance and excellent mystery.
Harris has more than a few tricks up her sleeve, and even veteran armchair puzzle solvers are likely to be surprised.