The Business of Death: The Death Works Trilogy

The Business of Death: The Death Works Trilogy

3.8 5
by Trent Jamieson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that's exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.

Steven is no stranger to death - Mr. D's his boss after all - but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide

Overview

Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that's exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.

Steven is no stranger to death - Mr. D's his boss after all - but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family.

Mr. D's gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse - unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss - that is, Death himself.

THE BUSINESS OF DEATH includes the first two volumes of the Death Works trilogy, Death Most Definite and Managing Death, as well as the third volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316123136
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
09/19/2011
Series:
Death Works , #3
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
676,313
File size:
1 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Trent Jamieson has had more than sixty short stories published over the last decade, and, in 2005, won an Aurealis award for his story "Slow and Ache". His most recent stories have appeared in Cosmos Magazine, Zahir, Murky Depths and Jack Dann's anthology Dreaming Again. His collection Reserved for Travelling Shows was released in 2006. He won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best YA short story with his story "Cracks".

Trent was fiction editor of Redsine Magazine, and worked for Prime Books on Kirsten Bishop's multi-award winning novel The Etched City. He's a seasonal academic at QUT teaching creative writing, and has taught at Clarion South. He has a fondness for New Zealand beer, and gloomy music. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Diana. Trent's blog can be found at www.trentjamieson.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Business of Death: The Death Works Trilogy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was a lot of fun right up to the end. It's set in Australia, so that was different and interesting. It's about people who manage dead people and face a vast alien Death God who's aiming at Earth to come eat it, and causes a lot of trouble on the way. The hero was--and knew he was--not terribly smart, but he was persistent and lucky, and loved his girl, so... I was hoping that, you know, he would win and get the girl and live happily ever after as the boss Death guy. But, no! Or, at least, not all of the above. If you stop before the last page, (stop at the party) you can pretend it all works out great. If you like downer endings, read all the way to the end. The rest of the books are fun. Lots of death, yeah, but that's what the story is about. So... 99% enjoyable books. 1% wallbanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With everything an excellent fiction story needs, including but not limited to the rowdy man in charge, the sensible best friend and the girl worth saving. An interesting read with a pratchettesque take on the man in charge of tne underworld. Give it a shot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago