Resurrectionist by James McGee
A Regency Crime Thriller

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Hawkwood is back, in the second adventure in the rollicking historical series featuring the enigmatic Bow Street Runner.

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.
 

About James McGee

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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).
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Pegasus Books. 563 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Why would an escapee from Bedlam need an endless supply of fresh cadavers?

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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). Chief magistra

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He is also a master swordsman who is keen to remove any obstacle to his "science" project, Hawkwood being the largest and most annoying of these.

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