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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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. Agent: Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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

Synopsis:

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 the Author

James McGee grew up in Gibraltar, Germany, and Northern Ireland. There are four novels in the Hawkwood series: Hawkwood, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion, and Rebellion, all of which will be published by Pegasus Books. James, the pseudonym for Glen May, lives in Somerset.

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ISBN:
9781605983875
Subtitle:
A Regency Crime Thriller
Author:
Mcgee, James
Author:
McGee, James
Publisher:
Pegasus
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Publication Date:
20121114
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Agent: Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Hawkwood is back in the second adventure in the rollicking historical series featuring the enigmatic Bow Street Runner.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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