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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…
Praise for ‘Resurrectionist’:
‘Breakneck pace, brutal action, clever characterisation and twisty plotting … James McGee brings Regency London to life – or perhaps I should say to death!’ Reginald Hill
‘Fascinating… with quickly paced action and many a twist and turn, McGee draws the plot’s threads skilfully together… thoughtful, colourful and very readable’ Historical Novels Review
Praise for ‘Ratcatcher’:
‘Irresistible… rambunctious entertainment.’
‘Rumbustious…a darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action.’ The Times
‘Atmospheric and well researched… try it.’ Daily Mirror
‘“Ratcatcher” marks the start of a series that will run and run… and run!’ Reginald Hill
‘A richly enjoyable and impressively researched novel’ Andrew Taylor, author of ‘The American Boy’
About the author
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.
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 magistrate James Read orders Hawkwood to go to Cripplegate Churchyard, where a man's corpse has been nailed by the wrists to a tree trunk "in a crude parody of the crucifixion." Later, in the notorious Bethlem Hospital known as Bedlam, a body with its face removed turns up in the cell of a resident, Colonel Hyde. But is the body Hyde's? Hawkwood quickly ascertains that things aren't quite what they seem, and his pursuit of the solution to both murders plunges him into the body-snatching underworld. The surprises keep coming as the pages fly by. Besides perfectly mixing action and detection, McGee convincingly evokes early 19th-century London and the world of the Bow Street Runners.