The Dead Shall Not Rest

The Dead Shall Not Rest

Large Print - 2013
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In 1780s London, brilliant anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone must investigate his rival, Dr. John Hunter, who, going to any lengths to obtain the body of the "Irish Giant" for his research, has been implicated in the murder of a young castrato.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410457790
Branch Call Number: LPF HAR NVD
Characteristics: 577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Feb 21, 2015

I'm enjoying the character of Dr Thomas Silkstone. This 2nd book is well written and researched, based on the life on Charles Byrne, the Irish Giant. It also contains characters and references to other historical people and places . A bit gruesome at times, it gives an account of beliefs and practices at the time.
The only thing I find lacking, is the character of Lydia, Thomas' lady love. I find her personality weak, although a bit better developed than in the first book, and I wonder what a talented man like Thomas sees in this "fragile" beauty. She has had a difficult life, but doesn't seem to be a strong character or a match to the intelligent Thomas. I hope the author develops her more over time.

Jan 04, 2015

Don't read this over dinner...some of the anatomical details are pretty grisly!

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