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About the book
  • Published: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176090
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Secrets of Life and Death




A stunning tale of occultism and magic across the ages.

Destined to die.
Saved by Fate.

1585. When Edward Kelley and his master, Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory’s illness, they fear the cure will prove more terrifying than death...

2013. When Jackdaw Hammond learns of a young woman found dead on a train, her body covered in arcane symbols, she must finish what Kelley and Dee started, or die trying...

  • Pub date: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448176090
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca fell in love with all things sorcerous, magical and witchy as a teenager and has enjoyed reading and writing fantasy ever since. She wrote her first book aged nineteen, and since then has been runner up in the Mslexia novel writing competition and the Yeovil Literary Prize 2012.

Trained in psychology and education, and having researched magical thinking in adults for her MSc, Rebecca met some really interesting people in some very odd circumstances, which she could no longer resist writing down.

She lives in a haunted house by the sea with her second husband, four cats, three chickens and the occasional rook.

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Praise for The Secrets of Life and Death

“[The Secrets of Life and Death] is a fine addition to the urban fantasy genre and marks Alexander as an author to watch”

The Independent on Sunday

“an enjoyable read ... Plenty of tension and some chilling moments kept me going until the very end”

crimereview.co.uk

“reminiscent of the masterly Stephen Lloyd Jones”

thebookbag.co.uk

“Alexander has crafted a gripping page-turner successfully blending history and fiction with magic and sorcery; truly a wonderfully and uniquely inspired novel.”

Historical Novel Society

“Immersive and fascinating…Don't miss this one.”

Mur Lafferty, John W. Campbell Award-winning author of The Shambling Guides

“Offers up the most successful blending of mystery, historical intrigue and occult fantasy since Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian…Brilliant and multilayered.”

J.D. Horn, author of the Witching Savannah series

“With its intoxicating blend of historical detail, occult magic, and modern drama, Rebecca Alexander’s debut novel is rich with intrigue and suspense.”

Jodi McIsaac, author of the Thin Veil series


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