BOOKCASE – Letters from the Dead by Sam Hurcom

Crime Cymru

In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Sam Hurcom brings us a tense scene from the hugely atmospheric second novel in his Thomas Bexley gothic crime series.

Letters from the Deadis the second novel featuring Thomas Bexley, Special Investigator with the Metropolitan Police. Set in 1905, the novel is a gothic crime horror.

A year after the bizarre case of Betsan Tilny in Dinas Powys, Thomas learns that his former mentor and dear friend, Elijah Hawthorn, is suspected of carrying out a string of murders, under the guise of ‘the Wraith of London’. Thomas disobeys the orders of his superiors at Scotland Yard and goes in search of Hawthorn, who he fears is being framed for the killings. Haunted by gruesome visions of the dead, Thomas grapples with addiction, and his own sanity, as he…

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