Death Most Definite
by Trent Jamieson
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498591
Date: 05 August 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Trent Jamieson has been a fixture on the Australian scene for a while - he's a writer and editor with over 70 published short stories to his name and he teaches the craft too - most recently at Clarion South. I'm delighted to see Orbit has picked up his new series and are publishing it simultaneously in the UK, US and Australia. The first in the Death Works is Death Most Definite and will appeal in a big way to fans of Jim Butcher and Mike Carey. Recommended.
"Steve knew something was wrong as soon as he saw the dead girl in the Wintergarden food court. Nothing new - he saw dead people all the time - but this one was about to save his life ...Steve is a necromancer in the family firm, tasked with easing spirits from this dimension to the next after death. And he's kind of OK with that, until someone high up the corporate hierarchy makes a bid to be Australia's new Regional Death. This means killing all of the current Death's staff. After his parents, relatives and pretty much every other necromancer he ever knew has been killed, Steve is left to make a reluctant stand. But to do this he must stay alive. Threatened at every turn, Steve and the perilously attractive (and dead) Lissa go on the run to save what's left of their world. "