Fanciful Reader

a book blog about romance and more. . .

Waiting on Wednesday 8/24: The Anatomist’s Apprentice

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I chose The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris.
Expected publication date: Dec 27, 2011, by Kensington.

Meet Dr. Thomas Silkstone, an intriguing addition to the annals of detective fiction.

In eighteenth-century England, the murder of Sir Edward Crick sends a torrent of gossip breezing through Oxfordshire; although, aside from his sister, Lady Lydia Farrell, few mourn the young man. When Lady Farrell’s husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder, she enlists the help of Dr. Thomas Silkstone–an anatomist and pioneering forensic detective–to solve the murder and prove his innocence.

Though Dr. Silkstone studied medicine in England under the foremost surgeon in the region, his unconventional methods and unfamiliar field of study have made him an outsider. Still, he agrees to examine Sir Edward’s corpse, but the keenest blade he will use is his intellect. He must determine both the cause and motive of this suspicious death in what will be the first of many cases.

What about you? What did you choose this week?

« Previous post

9 ResponsesLeave one →

  1. Sounds like a story that will hold your interest! Hope you enjoy it!
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Definitely a captivating read…hope you enjoy it.

    Here’s MY TT POST

  3. Oops, I put in the wrong link!

    Here’s MY WOW POST

  4. Oops, I put in the wrong link! Here’s MY WOW POST

  5. Sounds a bit like Sherlock Holmes, doesn’t it?

    My WoW post

  6. This looks great. I love me some old century England as a setting. I’ll have to check it out!
    (New follower)
    Here’s my WoW:

  7. Loved the exert – looks like an awesome read. We need another Agatha Christie in our time and this sounds like it is off to a great start. Good luck to Tessa Harris

  8. Nicole Keefler

     /  September 19, 2011

    It sounds like a fabulous read and I can’t wait to purchase it. Having just re-read The Alienst which takes place in NY city, I look forward to a story which takes place in London.

  9. Thanks for visiting Nicole! I’d like to read The Alienist sometime also 🙂