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Tessa Harris is an English novelist of historical mystery novels. She writes the Dr. Thomas Silkstone series. Tessa studied History at Oxford, and then went onto a career in journalism. She first wrote for her hometown newspaper in Louth, Lincolnshire, and then moved onto a newspaper in London, where she made women’s editor. Her next job was writing features for Best magazine, and eventually getting an editor job there. Tessa then spent two years working as deputy editor for the magazine Heritage. After becoming a mother, she started working as a freelance journalist for several different publications. In 2000, Tessa wrote a screenplay for a European screenwriting competition, which she won. The screenplay was set in 18th century London, and the research for which led her to creating her Dr. Thomas Silkstone character.

Tessa Harris became a published author in 2011 with the novel The Anatomist’s Apprentice, which debuted her Dr. Thomas Silkstone character. Below is a list of Tessa Harris’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Dr. Thomas Silkstone Books


The Anatomist's Apprentice(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Shall Not Rest(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Breath(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lazarus Curse(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of the Raven(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secrets in the Stones(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Tessa Harris Synopsis: The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris is the first book in the Dr. Thomas Silkstone series. Sir Edward Crick’s death has opened the floodgates of gossip throughout Oxfordshire. No one is mourning the poor young man, except for his sister, Lady Lydia Farrell. After people start pointing their finger at her husband as the killer, she goes to Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist who is originally from Philadelphia. Dr. Silkstone came to England in order to be an apprentice of the country’s top surgeon. He cautiously decides to examine the body of Sir Edward Crick, but the more he learns, the more he puts himself in danger.

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