Tessa Harris, born in Lincolnshire, holds a history degree from Oxford University. After four years of working with local newspapers, she set her sights on women's magazines. She is regularly heard on local BBC radio and over the years has interviewed such people as Margaret Thatcher, Jeffrey Archer, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Hampshire, Alan Titchmarsh, Jackie Stewart, Boris Johnson, and Uri Geller. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and their two children.
A densely plotted yarn about a crafty 18th-century poisoner wreaking havoc on the Oxfordshire estate of a noble family . . . we await - indeed, demand - the sequel. - New York TimesAn engrossing, lively and satisfying series debut. - BookPageHarris' research is meticulous. The results are a historical CSI with a romance and excellent mystery. - Romantic TimesHarris has more than a few tricks up her sleeve, and even veteran armchair puzzle solvers are likely to be surprised. - Publishers WeeklyThe author will have you flipping the pages at each unexpected turn in the plot. The novel is an absorbing read with a shocking twist at the end. - Historical Novel Society