“With The Resurrectionists, Hicks combines American history and occult horror with stellar results, creating a compelling protagonist worthy of a series.”
New York City, just after the American Revolution, and a new revolution of science has just begun. Anatomy students need bodies for their studies, but grave robbing is illegal. Enter the resurrectionists, stealing corpses from the crypt for money.
Someone is stealing women of the night right off the streets to meet their ghastly ends under cover of the night.
Former slave Salem Hawley, now a free man, finds himself in a war far different from any he’s witnessed before. A friend’s family is robbed from their graves, and Hawley intends to fight back. He soon discovers the stolen bodies are part of a much darker scheme. Dangerous rituals performed by occultists, and if these rituals are successful, it could spell the end of this new America, and the world.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Up and comer Michael Patrick Hicks already has a few worthy horror titles under his belt. Author of Convergence, Broken Shells, Mass Hysteria, as well as numerous short-stories online and in print, Hicks isn’t confined to any particular sub-genre within horror. With The Resurrectionists, Hicks combines American history and occult horror with stellar results, creating a compelling protagonist worthy of a series. And the good news is this is the first of a series featuring Salem Hawley. John Hornor Jacobs (The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky: A Novella of Cosmic Horror) says: “The Resurrectionists is a stunning achievement─an effective historical novel AND a brutal horror story. Salem Hawley is a fantastic protagonist I look forward to following in future stores.” Forthcoming from High Fever Books, The Resurrectionists by Michael Patrick Hicks releases 4 June 2019 and is available to be pre-order now.