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Resurrectionist

A Regency Crime Thriller

by James McGee

Resurrectionist by James McGee
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2007
    400 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling 'Ratcatcher'. Matthew Hawkwood. Soldier, spy, lover - a man as dangerous as the criminals he hunts. The tough Bow Street Runner is back where he's not wanted, in the most forbidding places London has to offer: its graveyards and the rank, sinister halls of Bedlam, the country's most notorious lunatic asylum. There are missing bodies all around - dead and alive. 'Resurrection men' serve the demands of the city's surgeons by stealing corpses - and creating a few of their own along the way.

Far more worrying is the escape from Bedlam of a very unusual inmate: one Colonel Titus Xavier Hyde, an obsessive, gifted surgeon whose insanity is only matched by his dark intelligence. And this twisted genius has a point to prove. Which will mean plenty more work for the gravediggers!

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"Starred Review. Part fiction, part fact and all unsuitable for the faint of heart. McGee...provides so many scurrilous grave robbers and medical atrocities that gentle readers may want to keep a perfumed hankie handy." - Kirkus Reviews

"Two bizarre murders preoccupy the charismatic Matthew Hawkwood, a former army officer turned London Bow Street Runner, in McGee's stellar second Regency crime thriller (after Hawkwood)." - Publishers Weekly

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James McGee is the pseudonym of Glen Moy, the Ottakar's manager in Tenterden. Glen has worked in banking, sales, newspapers and the airline industry before bookselling. His interest in the Napoleonic period dates to his first reading of C.S.Forrester's 'The Gun'. 'Resurrectionist' is the second in a series of books featuring Matthew Hawkwood.

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