Resurrection Men

Glasgow 1893.

Wilton Hunt, a student, and Tam Foley, a laudanum-addicted pharmacist, are pursuing extra-
curricular careers as body snatchers, or ‘resurrection men’, under cover of darkness. They exhume a
girl’s corpse, only for it to disappear while their backs are turned. Confused and in need of the
money the body would have earnt them, they investigate the corpse’s disappearance. They discover
that bodies have started to turn up in the area with ripped-out throats and severe loss of blood,
although not the one they lost. The police are being encouraged by powerful people to look the
other way, and the deaths are going unreported by the press. As Hunt and Foley delve beneath the
veneer of respectable society, they find themselves entangled in a dangerous underworld that is
protected from scrutiny by the rich and powerful members of the elite but secretive Sooty Feathers
Meanwhile, a mysterious circus arrives in the middle of the night, summoned to help avenge a
betrayal two centuries old…
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Author Bio –

Aside from three months living on an oil tanker sailing back and forth between America and Africa,
and two years living in a pub, David Craig grew up on the west coast of Scotland. He studied
Software Engineering at university, but lost interest in the subject after (and admittedly prior to)
graduation. He currently works as a strategic workforce planning analyst for a public service contact
centre, and lives near Glasgow with his wife, daughter and two rabbits.
Being a published writer had been a life-long dream, and one that he was delighted to finally realise
with his debut novel, Resurrection Men, the first in the Sooty Feathers series, published by Elsewhen
Press in 2018. Thorns of a Black Rose was David’s second novel, also published by Elsewhen Press.
He returns to the Sooty Feathers series with Lord of the Hunt.

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Twitter @sootyfeathers


Goodreads blog:


1. Please tell me what inspired you to write this book: A mixture of things. I was
drawn to the idea of vampires ‘living’ in the world, involved in intrigue and
strife, with vendettas lasting hundreds and thousands of years. I decided to
start off low-key, with human protagonists learning of the supernatural ‘world’
along with the reader. The 2009 Sherlock Holmes film is what inspired me to
set Resurrection Men in the 19th century.
2. What inspired you to become an author: I’ve always wanted to be a writer, to
create worlds and tell stories. As a young child I would act them out with
Transformers or Star Wars toys.
3. only needing to make small amendments.
4. What is your least favourite part of the writing process: When the words just
dpn’t come, when I don’t know how to proceed.
5. What to you makes a great book: Engaging characters and a gripping plot.
6. What tips would you give to another aspiring to publish: Stick to standalone books
at first, and keep the length manageable. Plotting out a 10-book epic series is all well
and good, but these days few publishers will take a chance on a big series from an
unknown author.

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