Resurrectionist

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Pegasus Crime, 2012 - Fiction - 472 pages
16 Reviews
Death can be a lucrative business. But it's the corpses the body-snatchers leave behind, horribly mutilated and nailed to a tree, which sets Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood on their trail.           A new term at London's anatomy schools stokes demand for fresh corpses, and the city's "resurrection men" vie for control of the market. Their rivalry takes an ugly turn when a grave robber is brutally murdered and his body displayed as a warning to other gangs. To hunt down those responsible, Hawkwood must venture into London's murkiest corners, where even more gruesome discoveries await him.            Nowhere, however, is as grim as Bedlam, notorious asylum for the insane and scene of another bizarre killing. Sent to investigate, Hawkwood finds himself pitted against his most formidable adversary yet, an obsessive genius hell-bent on advancing the cause of science at all costs.

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Review: Resurrectionist (Matthew Hawkwood #2)

User Review  - Goodreads

I loved the first book in the series so I didn't bother reading the description before reading this one. It turned out to be a bit more gruesome than I would have preferred but the history of medical science was still vastly interesting. Read full review

Review: Resurrectionist (Matthew Hawkwood #2)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Grim and grisly look at the 19th Century practice of grave-robbing and interesting story about the science of surgery during the same period. A horrific look at how mental illness was treated. I can't say that this was my favorite book, but it is one of the most interesting I've read. Read full review

About the author (2012)

James McGee, the pseudonym for Glen Moy, grew up in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. He has worked in a variety of jobs, including banking, the airline industry, local radio and bookselling. He lives in Somerset. Four books from his Hawkwood series have been published in England by HarperCollins UK: Ratcatcher (2006), Resurrectionist (2007), Rapscallion (2008) and Rebellion (2011).

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