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Secrets in the Stones (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mystery)
Historical Mystery
6th in Series
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0758293411




Within the mysteries of the body, especially those who have been murdered, 18th-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone specializes in uncovering the tell-tale clues that lead towards justice…

Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself in an equally terrifying position–as a murder suspect–when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall.

Meanwhile Dr. Thomas Silkstone has been injured in a duel with a man who may or may not have committed the grisly deed of which Lydia is accused. Despite his injury, Thomas hopes to clear his beloved’s good name by conducting a postmortem on the victim. With a bit of detective work, he learns that Montagu’s throat was slit by no ordinary blade, but a ceremonial Sikh dagger from India–a clue that may be connected to the fabled lost mines of Golconda.

From the mysterious disappearance of a cursed diamond buried with Lydia’s dead husband, to the undying legend of a hidden treasure map, Thomas must follow a trail of foreign dignitaries, royal agents–and even more victims–to unveil the sinister and shocking secrets in the stones…

Praise for Secrets in the Stones

The characters and storyline are so inviting and captivated from the start.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Copyright Maureen McLean 2011

Copyright Maureen McLean 2011



Since leaving Oxford University with a History degree, Tessa Harris has been a journalist and editor, contributing to many national publications such as The Times and The Telegraph. She has also acted as a literary publicist for several well-known authors. Readers can visit her website at


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  12 Responses to “Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Secrets in the Stones by Tessa Harris – Great Escapes Book Tour”

  1. Thank you for the chance to win. I really enjoy this series.

  2. I’ve never heard of this series but love the sounds of this one and intend to look up other editions, thanks.

  3. I’m always looking for new-to -me authors to try. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  4. Historical books about the beginning of the use of forensics always intrigue me. I know I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the intro to such a cool sounding series. I’m looking forward to it.

  6. This novel sounds captivating and intriguing. What a great feature and giveaway. Thanks.

  7. Sounds like a very interesting read. Adding to my TBR list.

  8. Thank you for a chance to win 🙂 Sounds like a wonderful read 🙂


  10. Looks like a good read. Can’t wait to get it Thanks for this chance to get it sooner

  11. I’ve been looking forward to trying one of the novels in this series, so I’d love to win. Simon Beaufort is one historical mystery author I’ve enjoyed (among many). Many thanks, Kara S

  12. The book looks super exciting and I love mysteries that don’t involve all modern day technology.
    The cover of Secrets in the Stones and Harris’ other books are brilliant. *applause to the author and cover designers*

    and Lori: Thank you for hosting the author and giveaway.
    Keep up the great work

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