The Lazarus Curse (Out July 29, 2014)
In 1780s London, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone is plunged into a swirling cauldron of sorcery, slavery, and cold-blooded murder . . .
When the sole survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition to Jamaica goes missing upon his return to London, Thomas investigates. But as he searches for clues to the man's whereabouts, he is drawn deeper into a dark and dangerous world of vengeance, infidelity, murder, and the trafficking of corpses for profit. And after a headless body is discovered, Thomas begins to uncover the sinister motives of those in power who would stop at nothing to possess the Lazarus potion. . .
What the critics are saying about The Lazarus Curse
“The exceptionally strong historical background in this 1780’s London-set novel makes it impossible to put down. Harris uses telling details to make readers feel part of the time. With each book, the mysteries have become stronger, and the subject of slavery in England lends a heartbreaking note to this novel. Silkstone is an admirable character and he captures readers’ emotional interest.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick
"Conflicting attitudes toward slavery in Georgian England propel Harris’s stellar fourth historical starring American anatomist Thomas Silkstone .... Harris’s prose and characterizations have only become more assured."
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