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Tessa Harris

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Born
Louth, Lincolnshire, The United Kingdom
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From the author's website:After studying History at Oxford University, I began my journalistic career on a newspaper in my home town of Louth, in Lincolnshire. I progressed onto a London newspaper, where I became women's editor. From there I moved to become a feature writer on Best magazine. After two years I was made editor of a regional arts and listings publication. This was followed by another two years as deputy editor on Heritage magazine. Motherhood meant a spell as a freelance, contributing to several national magazines, such as Country Homes & Interiors, Perfect Home and Woman's Journal, as well as newspapers such as The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. During this time I also worked as a literary publicist and for a docu ...more

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Tessa Harris Hello Annette, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the series. Thomas and Lydia are taking a break for a while, but my new series launches on May 30 with The…moreHello Annette, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the series. Thomas and Lydia are taking a break for a while, but my new series launches on May 30 with The Sixth Victim, set in Jack the Ripper's London. Do check it out on the link below.
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Tessa Harris HI Heidi! So glad you're enjoying the series so far. Yes, they're all based on real events and/or people. The books really ought to be read in order…moreHI Heidi! So glad you're enjoying the series so far. Yes, they're all based on real events and/or people. The books really ought to be read in order because of the sub plot that runs through them, but I always include a glossary in all of them to help fill in all the factual details if readers are interested in finding out more. The Anatomist's Apprentice is based on a real court case, The Dead Shall Not Rest featured the real life giant, Charles Byrne, who was pursued by a real life anatomist and The Devil's Breath features a real fog caused by a volcanic eruption that lead to many deaths in England. The Lazarus Curse centers around a real potion drug by some slaves that was supposed to wake people from the dead and Shadow of the Raven was inspired by the events of a real Oxfordshire village in the 18th century. Secrets in the Stones is out next year and features real English characters who lived in India. The methods of torture and execution used were just so extraordinary that I couldn't have made them up! I hope this answers your question.(less)
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The Angel Makers

Next week sees the publication of the second book in my Constance Piper Mysteries series. Once again the story, The Angel Makers, is set against the backdrop of Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel, but it features a different kind of, but equally menacing, character who is based on a real-life murderer.
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“ so this is my collection of human body parts, Dr. Silkston," he said proudly, walking into the storeroom. "each organ is here fro a reason, a purpose. you see this one," he said, pointing to a cylinder containing what appeared to Thomas to be a section of a small intestine with a hole in it. "'Tis a duelist's jejunum. that is the bullet hole, right through the middle. and this, this is the Marquis of Rockingham's heart," he announced proudly. " he gave me a permission to have it a fore he died”
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“I am a wicked woman"
"how could you do anything wicked? tell me what it is that so distress you”
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“Tis no matter. just as long as you are here now”
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