Out on December 27, 2011. Order now from Amazon and Kensington Books

Tessa Harris: novelist & journalist


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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed all six novels. Please tell me #7 is in the works.

    (Posted on 2016-12-23 15:25:00 by Tom Gates)
  2. I love these books! They are the perfect mix of sherlock holmes, downtown abbey and the fields of forensics and medicine! Well written! Love the sophisticated plot work!

    (Posted on 2016-08-04 19:26:00 by Jordan Douglas)
  3. I love the Silkstone mysteries. I was hooked after the 1st book. I so look forward to each new book. Tessa Harris is a very talented writer. I recommended this series to family and friends.

    (Posted on 2016-02-02 18:23:00 by Vickie D'Antonio)
  4. I wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading the Thomas Silkstone novels. Excellent stuff!

    (Posted on 2015-11-11 09:05:00 by Laurie)
  5. I have just recently read your Silkstone stories. Love them! You are an amazing writer.

    (Posted on 2015-11-05 06:55:00 by Kim Kersten)
  6. I'm reading The Anatomist's Apprentice at the moment. It's the 2011 US version. Fascinating plot which keeps the reader on her toes and guessing all along! Well defined characters. I'm looking forward to reading the other Thomas Silkstone books.
    I am also a historical novelist. We seem to have a similar view of the world. You might enjoy my own debut novel Framed, which is about the Luddites.

    (Posted on 2015-10-26 15:08:00 by Christy Fearn)
  7. Your books are so engaging and difficult to put down. I truly enjoy the fact/fiction thing you've got going on and can't wait for more. Truly facinating, eye opening, and wonderfully written.

    (Posted on 2015-04-26 12:34:00 by Cheerie)
  8. Oh my...won't ruin it for others...the ending of Shadow of the Raven was a shocker! I have my fingers crossed...and awaiting your next novel, soon please because this one aged me at least a year in just moments!

    (Posted on 2015-03-29 12:50:00 by Nancy Brockman)
  9. The last line of "The Shadow of the Raven" was just cruel!!! I LOVE IT!!! Hopefully there will be many, many more Silkstone adventures!

    (Posted on 2015-03-23 19:31:00 by Denise)
  10. I am nearly finished reading The Anatomist's Apprentice and can hardly wait to order all of your other books. I worked in the medical field for 20 years and love this type of "medical mystery". Great details and a wonderful plot have kept me guessing just who the murderer can be. Thank you for writing this. Must go now-the book is calling!

    (Posted on 2015-03-10 20:25:00 by Marla Dickey Lawless)
  11. I just finished reading Shadow of the Raven. The book was so intreging I could not put it down.
    Your characters add so much to your books.
    I am looking forward to your next book.
    I have read all your books so far and I am very pleased with your writings.

    All My Best

    (Posted on 2015-02-22 03:38:00 by Barry De Gruchy)
  12. Checked out the Anatomists Apprentise from the local library. It kept me spellbound. The twist at the end was incredibly well thought out. Could also not believe the talent in the reader to portray so many voices. Loved it, loved it. Really happy to see there are more Dr Silkstone books in the series!

    (Posted on 2015-02-05 12:06:00 by Tina vS)
  13. I just finished the Devils Breath and absolutely loved it! Another thrilling book in a great series, I can't to start the next one. FIVE STARS!

    (Posted on 2014-06-12 23:00:00 by Emma Jones)
  14. I have just finished listening to your audio book "The Anatomists Apprentice" read by Simon Vance and want to sincerely congratulate you on a magnificent, intriguing, whodunit.

    A lot of crime/historical writers start off really well and you can't put the book down, and don't really want to get to the end because you are enjoying it that much, and then it is the BIG let down.

    You, my dear lady held it all together to the very ending, and what a surprise!

    I cannot convey in words how much I have enjoyed listening to this book.

    By the way, Simon Vance is an excellent audio reader and I feel has really done justice to your book. Simon really made it come alive and I couldn't have enjoyed it more.

    I am really looking forward to listening to your next installment, which I quite happily purchased, as my local municipal library only has the first book, so I will request they purchase the whole series as all I wanted was more, and I am sure anyone who listens to this book will feel the same.

    (Posted on 2014-05-14 20:21:00 by R Wadick)
  15. Just read The Devil's Breath and loved it. The period is fascinating and the story races along without a dull moment. Can't wait for The Lazarus Curse. Roll on July!

    (Posted on 2014-02-21 10:44:00 by Pat Bartlett)
  16. Hi Tessa
    I just finished reading Devil's Breath which was excellant. You kept me in suspense through
    out the book. I just want to thank you for these books and I encourage you to write more.
    I look forward to your next release in July of this year.
    I would like to wish you all the best for this coming year.
    Best Regards


    (Posted on 2014-01-02 15:20:00 by Barry De Gruchy)
  17. Just to let you know that you have fans in Canada too. I want to add my words of admiration for your first two Dr. Silkstone books. I enjoyed both very much and was much intrigued by all the scientific and anatomical detail. I had no idea that 18 century anatomists knew so much! Also waiting for your next book,

    (Posted on 2013-11-08 12:53:00 by Frances Henry)
  18. I'm a Simon Vance fan. Listenend to both of you novels. Excellent work! Please use Mr. Vance for your next novel in the series. Your writing and his reading are a great match.

    (Posted on 2013-08-27 19:58:00 by Roger Wickstrom)
  19. Alas, the novel is based on a true story. Charles Byrne's fate is still a bone of contention and the debate still rages about whether or not his skeleton should be on public display.

    (Posted on 2013-07-02 15:58:00 by Author's reply)
  20. I have read both of your books and they were interesting & very suspenseful. I enjoyed them!

    My only complaint was in the second book why, oh why, did the giant not get his wish? The giant grabbed us by the heart and I wanted him to be buried as he asked. The Count seemed like his true friend but he betrayed the giant. The Count seemed so honorary but he was not. Sob!

    (Posted on 2013-06-26 04:17:00 by Tina Bishop)
  21. I read The Anatomist's Apprentice when it was first published and enjoyed it enormously. I am now reading The Dead Shall Not Rest and cannot hardly put it down. If possible it is even better than the first book.
    I am SO looking forward to the next one. Please hurry!!

    (Posted on 2013-05-21 17:28:00 by Jean Howell)
  22. I just finished 'The Anatomist's Apprentice and just started 'The Dead Shall Not Rest'. I loved your first book and am looking forward to more. Historical mysteries are my favorite with authors like Imogen Robertson, Stephen Gallagher and Victoria Thompson. Please keep them coming and I'll keep buying.

    (Posted on 2013-05-05 01:57:00 by Tony de la Cruz)
  23. I loved your first book and your second is even better. The story and characters are engaging and the prose is wonderful. I can't wait until your third is out. Good luck. Pat.

    (Posted on 2013-04-29 21:04:00 by Pat Bartlett)
  24. I absolutely loved The Anatomist's Apprentice; it ticked so many boxes for me. A thoroughly well researched and written story - an early CSI! I am now immersed in The Dead Shall not Rest and looking forward to the hat-trick! Well done.

    (Posted on 2013-02-04 15:48:00 by Sioban)
  25. I had the pleasure of reading your second novel (The Dead Shall Not Rest) and I enjoyed it very much. I just could not put the book down as I read it in three days.Once again you kept me guessing throughout the story which was quite intriguing.

    (Posted on 2013-01-20 16:23:00 by Barry D)
  26. Although I enjoyed the Anatomist's Apprentice, I really feel that the rather poor glossery was an insult to your readers. People who read historical fiction know the meaning of salve and unguent. I will read your next book. Please respect us as readers.

    (Posted on 2013-01-18 19:59:00 by Susan)
  27. I absolutely loved this book. Really looking forward to more.

    (Posted on 2012-11-19 10:36:00 by Jane M.)
  28. Thanks for a wonderful read! It kept me guessing right until the end. I am looking forward to reading the next novel in the series and will recomending it to friends.

    (Posted on 2012-08-08 10:31:00 by Caroline B)
  29. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Well done in plot and research. Look forward to another one soon. I like Dr. Silverstone and Lydia. Good characters.
    Peggy Jones

    (Posted on 2012-08-06 01:08:00 by peggy c jones)
  30. I am a student of family history and have just finished reading the Anatomist's Apprentice. A great book. I really hope there will be more of Dr. Thomas Silkstone . His story has put some of my family research in the 18th century into pespective. Thank you and please keep on writing!

    (Posted on 2012-07-12 20:08:00 by Judy T.)
  31. Just finished The Anatomist's Apprentice and thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next in the series. Thanks!

    (Posted on 2012-07-11 21:41:00 by Laressa)
  32. I really enjoyed Anatomist's Apprentice and can't wait for more in this series! Fascinating early CSI!

    (Posted on 2012-06-26 17:25:00 by Marcia)
  33. Just finished the book. I hope the next one is coming soon. Thanks so much

    (Posted on 2012-06-13 19:54:00 by susan johnston)
  34. I am reading the book now and I am really enjoying it. It is set in a time I really love. I hope there will be more soon. Susan

    (Posted on 2012-06-08 23:12:00 by susan johnston)
  35. I have just started listening to Anatomists Apprentice and am captivated. I am looking forward to the sequels.

    (Posted on 2012-06-08 18:34:00 by Tina)
  36. Finishing the book now. I will definately recommend it to my book club. Look forward to the next Dr. Silkstone mystery. Thanks for a good read, Tessa.

    (Posted on 2012-06-02 02:40:00 by Janet)
  37. Loved this first "Dr. Silkstone" book and look forward to more. Tessa Harris is a marvelous story-teller. Thanks for a delightful "listen" (on audiobook); loved the performer, Simon Vance, too.

    (Posted on 2012-05-30 05:11:00 by Brenda)
  38. what a great read, best i have had in a long while, couldnt put it down. now i cant wait for the next one and to think there is a 3rd. how exciting.

    (Posted on 2012-05-15 23:11:00 by ros stillman)
  39. Thanks for a great read. Really hooked and can't wait for the next one. :)

    (Posted on 2012-05-15 15:37:00 by Trudy Mackenzie)
  40. I cannot wait for book two to come out!! You've got my curiosity juices going just to see where you are headed!! I'm with Pat!! an awesome story! kj :)

    (Posted on 2012-05-15 02:12:00 by Kathy Jund)
  41. Just finished reading The Anatomist's Apprentice and had to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I started it on Thursday and finished it in the early hours of Friday morning! I loved the period prose and all the historical detail, as well as the story line. The ending was such a shock, too. What a great twist. I can't wait till your next one.

    (Posted on 2012-05-13 16:28:00 by Pat Bartlett)

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