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A Rustle of Silk

(2016)
(The first book in the Gabriel Taverner Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
"Clare has carefully researched the period she is writing about and offers authentic, engaging historical detail, but her real gift is as a superb storyteller whose clever, twisty plots; believable characters; and skillful writing will engross the reader from first page to last"
Booklist Starred Review

"Introducing physician-sleuth Dr Gabriel Taverner in the first of an intriguing series of mysteries set in early 17th century Devon.
1603. Former ship's surgeon Gabriel Taverner is attempting to re-establish himself as a country physician in rural Devon. But it's not easy to gain the locals' trust, and a series of disturbing incidents, increasing in menace and intensity, convinces him that at least one person does not welcome his presence.

Called out to examine a partially decomposed body found beside the river, Gabriel discovers that he has a personal connection to the dead man. Teaming up with Coroner Theophilus Davey to find out how the man died, Gabriel uncovers some darker aspects of the lucrative silk trade which operates from nearby Plymouth. The more he finds out, the more frighteningly apparent it becomes that the people closest to him have been keeping dangerous secrets.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Used availability for Alys Clare's A Rustle of Silk

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Rustle of Silk: A New Forensic Mystery Series Set in Stuart England (Gabriel Taverner Mystery)
Author(s): Alys Clare
ISBN: 0-7278-9592-3 / 978-0-7278-9592-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Rustle of Silk: A new forensic mystery series set in Stuart England (A Gabriel Taverner Mystery)
Author(s): Alys Clare
ISBN: 0-7278-8656-8 / 978-0-7278-8656-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Rustle of Silk (A Gabriel Taverner Mystery)
Author(s): Alys Clare
ISBN: 1-84751-758-7 / 978-1-84751-758-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Rustle of Silk
Author(s): Alys Clare
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition

Title: A Rustle of Silk
Author(s): Alys Clare
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Rustle of Silk
Author(s): Alys Clare
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rustle of Silk, A: A new forensic mystery series set in Stuart England (A Gabriel Taverner Mystery)
Author(s): Alys Clare
Publisher: Severn House Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA