The Paupers' Graveyard
Deep in the corner of this graveyard lies the cause of such unrest, Jack Carey, christened ‘Black Jack’ by those
who knew him in life. Death has not stopped his tormenting. His evil moves through the soil like a tentacle, tainting
everything it touches, spreading misery and unrest. It moves over the bones of the dead. A dark shadow, that prods
them awake, and this would have continued throughout time except for the ambitions of one man, a builder.
Grim and fast paced, this remarkable debut novel is an exploration of loss and tragedy
When the teeth of the big earthmovers disturb the bones of those that lie in fretful sleep they start a chain of disaster that
results in the resurrection of a terrible evil that was buried among the famine victims. The planned dream homes became
the stuff of nightmares for their occupants, as Black Jack Carey is once again released, to torment both the living and
It would have been wiser to let him sleep.
- Gemma Mawdsley, May 2011
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