Wednesday, 14 September 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Death Works Trilogy: The Business of Death (Omnibus) - Trent Jamieson

Release Date: 15/09/11


Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that's exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him.

Steven is no stranger to death - Mr. D's his boss after all - but when a dead girl saves him from sharing her fate, he finds himself on the wrong end of the barrel. His job is to guide the restless dead to the underworld but now his clients are his own colleagues, friends, and family.

Mr. D's gone missing and with no one in charge, the dead start to rise, the living are hunted, and the whole city teeters on the brink of a regional apocalypse - unless Steven can shake his hangover, not fall for the dead girl, and find out what happened to his boss - that is, Death himself.

THE BUSINESS OF DEATH includes the first two volumes of the Death Works trilogy, Death Most Definite and Managing Death, as well as the third volume.


I love a compendium and this cracking series by Trent Jamieson has been something not only novel but pretty unique in the Urban Fantasy world. It’s witty, it’s clever and the author has a twisted streak worthy of Mr D himself as his deviousness and clever twists keep this series moves at a cracking pace.

Back that up with witty banter, great prose as well as a unique storytelling voice and it’s something very special indeed, but when you add the fact that it’s cheaper than the cost of two titles it’s a special three for two deal. Magical in its own right.

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