The Dead Will Rise
by Chris Nickson
Thief-taker Simon Westow is used to finding stolen goods, not stolen bodies . . . Can he hunt down those committing crimes against the dead in Leeds?
Leeds. April, 1824. Wealthy engineer Joseph Clark employs thief-taker Simon Westow to find the men who stole the buried corpse of Catherine Jordan, his employee’s daughter.
Simon is stunned and horrified to realize there’s a gang of body snatchers in Leeds. He needs to discover who bought Catherine’s body and where it is now. As he hunts for answers, he learns that a number of corpses have vanished from graveyards in the town. Can Simon and his assistant Jane bring the brutal, violent Resurrection men who are selling the dead to medical schools to justice and give some peace to the bereft families?
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“This gritty and surprise-filled mystery will enthrall both newcomers and series fans”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Nickson’s richly authentic descriptions of life in nineteenth-century Britain combine with a grisly plot and characters who jump off the page”
“An action-packed mystery that provides interesting historical details about despicable crimes”
“Nickson does a superb job using the grim living and working conditions for the city’s poor as a backdrop for a memorable and affecting plot. James Ellroy fans will be enthralled”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Blood Covenant
“A fine choice for fans of British historical mysteries”
Booklist on The Blood Covenant
“A gritty tale of perseverance, cruelty, rage, and redemption not for the faint of heart'”
Kirkus Reviews on The Blood Covenant
“Superior … The whodunit is enhanced by a grim portrait of life on the streets, embodied in a homeless child whom Jane befriends. Nickson again demonstrates mastery of the historical mystery”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of To The Dark
The Dead Will Rise by Chris Nickson is available in the following formats
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