Friday 8 December 2017

The Butcher's Block by Lucienne Boyce

The Butcher's Block


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

The next Dan Foster Mystery.

"It was that sheer, pointless brutality that had given Dan the clue to who had committed the crime. A few foul taverns and quaking informants later his hunch had been confirmed: a known low-life was back in town and as mean as ever."

During a routine patrol, police arrest two men in possession of human body parts intended for sale to the dissecting rooms of a London teaching hospital. Bow Street Runner and amateur pugilist Dan Foster makes the grisly discovery that they are the remains of fellow officer George Kean. The arrested men are charged with Kean’s murder, but Dan is not convinced that they are the killers. In pursuit of the real murderer, he investigates the unhallowed activities of the resurrection men – bodysnatchers.

The bodysnatching racket soon leads Dan to something bigger and much more dangerous. In a treacherous underworld of vicious pugilists, ruthless murderers, British spymasters and French agents, Dan must tread carefully…or meet the same terrible fate as Kean.
'The Butcher’s Block' is the second Dan Foster Mystery. 'Bloodie Bones', the first in the series, was joint winner of the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

Praise for 'Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery'
"'Bloodie Bones' is a terrific novel and was very difficult to put down… I loved this book, highly recommend it, and eagerly await the second Dan Foster mystery.” Historical Novel Society (Joint Winner, Historical Novel Society Indie Award, 2016)

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