The Business of Death

The Death Works Trilogy
By Trent Jamieson (Trade Paperback, 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.
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316078016

    • On Sale Date: 09/19/2011

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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.

Trent Jamieson has had more than sixty short stories published over the last decade, and, in 2005, won an Aurealis award for his story "Slow and Ache". His most recent stories have appeared in Cosmos Magazine, Zahir, Murky Depths and Jack Dann's anthology Dreaming Again. His collection Reserved for Travelling Shows was released in 2006. He won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best YA short story with his story "Cracks".

Trent was fiction editor of Redsine Magazine, and worked for Prime Books on Kirsten Bishop's multi-award winning novel The Etched City. He's a seasonal academic at QUT teaching creative writing, and has taught at Clarion South. He has a fondness for New Zealand beer, and gloomy music. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Diana. Trent's blog can be found at www.trentjamieson.com
  • Praise for Death Most Definite:

    "I enjoyed this book right from the first page. Jamieson opens with a literal bang as his main character starts getting shot at and it's quickly paced from that point on." --- sfrevu.com

    "The worldbuilding is complicated and interesting, the descriptions of the underworld are fantastic, and Steven de Selby is a charming bumbler." --- Romantic Times (4 Stars!)

    "The story itself is fresh and utterly gripping - I've read a lot of urban fantasy... and I've not come across anything that tells a story like this one." --- Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus

    "A brilliant opening to what promises to be an enthralling series." --- Bookseller + Publisher (Australia)

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The Business of Death
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN
  • Pages: 864
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316078016
  • On Sale Date: 09/19/2011
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