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A Rustle of Silk

by Alys Clare

Part of the Gabriel Taverner mysteries Series

A Rustle of Silk Synopsis

'Gripping . . . Vividly evokes 17th-century Devon' Publishers Weekly 'An engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense' Booklist Starred Review Devon, 1607. Gabriel Taverner, former ship's surgeon turned country physician, is called to examine a rotting body found impaled on a blade. Identifying the corpse seems a hopeless task and the death is declared a suicide. But Gabriel is not satisfied and re-examines the body - making the first of a series of shocking discoveries that will lead him deep into the dark underbelly of the lucrative silk trade. As he investigates, Gabriel realises that not only was the death a murder - but even worse, he had a personal connection with the corpse.

A Rustle of Silk Press Reviews

Vividly imagined... Clare assembles a strong cast of characters. * * The Herald * * Gripping . . . Vividly evokes 17th-century Devon. Characters who are complex individuals complement the well-paced and pleasantly twisty plot * * Publishers Weekly * * An engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense will keep historical mystery devotees firmly in Clare's corner * * Booklist Starred Review * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786894793
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Alys Clare
Publisher: Black Thorn an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Historical mysteries, Crime & mystery,

About Alys Clare

Alys Clare is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Harris, who studied archaeology at the University of Kent. Elizabeth also writes the much-loved Hawkenlye and Aelf Fen series. A Rustle of Silk is the first book in the Gabriel Taverner series.

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