Corpse Thief

Corpse Thief

by Michael Arnold

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Overview

To catch a killer with nothing to fear, send a man with nothing to lose...

PART ONE of the first historical thriller featuring Joshua Hawke; Criminal, Informant, Body Snatcher, Liar.

Murder and betrayal, secrets and spells, death and redemption in Georgian London

It is 1821. A young girl has been brutally murdered.

With the gruesome circumstances of her death pointing to the supernatural, the authorities are desperate to identify the killer before panic and hysteria bring anarchy to the streets. The Bow Street Runners cannot penetrate the wall of silence shielding the thieves and cutthroats infesting London's squalid rookeries. In desperation, they must seek help from less traditional quarters.

Joshua Hawke is a body snatcher; one of the notorious Resurrection Men. Haunting the shallow graves of crowded and putrefying cemeteries, he makes his living through the supply of fresh corpses to the city's anatomy schools. Hated and feared by common folk and threatened by rival gangs, he must battle to survive the dark alleys, smoke-filled gin palaces and notorious slums through which the rotten underworld is woven.

When the Runners come calling, Hawke has no choice but to investigate the girl's mysterious death, and it is not long before he begins to suspect that he has stumbled upon something reaching much further than the isolated murder of a street urchin.

Soon it is his own life that is threatened. His quest takes him from the deadly rookeries of St Giles, to the Portsmouth docks, all the way up to the Palace of Westminster, where great and powerful enemies lay in wait. And with each step, the demons from Hawke's own past are closing in.

Because Joshua Hawke is not all he seems

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161425282
Publisher: Bad Baby Press
Publication date: 04/28/2019
Series: Corpse Thief , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 916,527
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Michael Arnold’s interest in British history is lifelong, and childhood holidays were spent visiting castles and battlefields. He became a Sharpe junkie at the age of 13, and his particular fascination with the seventeenth century was piqued partly by the fact that his hometown, Petersfield, Hampshire, is steeped in the history of the period.

Michael is the critically acclaimed author of The Civil War Chronicles, featuring the indomitable Captain Stryker, and is also the creator of the bestselling Highwayman sequence of novellas.

In Corpse Thief, the first in a major new series, he turns his attention to the dark underworld of London’s resurrectionists.


You can find out more about Michael Arnold, Joshua Hawke, Captain Stryker and the rest, by visiting the following places online:

www.michael-arnold.net

Facebook: MichaelArnoldBooks

Twitter: @MikeArnold01

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