A Rustle of Silk
by Alys Clare

“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”
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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.


A Rustle of Silk by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278865691st October 2018145 X 225mm240$28.99
Hardback978072788656930th September 2016145 X 225mm240£20.99
Ebook978178010824720th December 2016N/A256$10.99
Ebook978178010824720th December 2016N/A256£8.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789592931st May 2019142 X 222mm336$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789592929th September 2017142 X 222mm336£23.99
Paperback97818475175861st January 2017139 X 215mm256$17.95
Paperback978184751758629th December 2017139 X 215mm256£13.99
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Alys Clare

Alys Clare lives in the English countryside where her novels are set. She went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She is also the author of the Hawkenlye, Aelf Fen and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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