The Secrets of Life and Death (Jackdaw Hammond, #1)
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The Secrets of Life and Death

by Rebecca Alexander
Release date: October 7, 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, mystery

Krakow 1585

Summoned by the King of Poland to help save his dying niece, Edward Kelley and his master, alchemist and scholar Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of The Countess Bathory's malady.

But perhaps the cure will prove more terrifying than the alternative...

England, 2010

Jackdaw Hammond lives in the shadows, a practitioner and purveyor of occult materials. But when a young woman's body is discovered on a train covered in occult symbols, Jackdaw can't escape the attention of police consultant Felix Guichard.

Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying.

updated 2015-08-01

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