The Business of Death

The Business of Death

By Trent Jamieson

Orbit, Paperback, 9780316078016, 855pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011


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.

About the Author
Trent Jamieson is an Australian Fantasy writer, and winner of two Aurealis Awards, whose Death Most Definite series is being published by Orbit and is already attracting rave notices. He works as a teacher, a bookseller and a writer and has taught at Clarion South where he was described as the nicest guy in Australian Spec Fic shattering the reputation he was trying to build as the Hard Man of the Australian Writing Community . Trent s latest creation takes us to a dying land of decaying clockwork technology that is being devoured by a great rift in reality, the Roil.