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y separately published work icon Death Most Definite : A Death Works Novel Trent Jamieson , Sydney : Orbit Australia , 2010 Z1715535 2010 single work novel fantasy

'Steve knew something was wrong as soon as he saw the dead girl in the Wintergarden food court. Nothing new, he saw dead people all the time, but this one was about to save his life... Steve is a necromancer in the family firm, tasked with easing spirits from this dimension to the next after death. And he's kind of OK with that, until someone high up the corporate hierarchy makes a bid to be Australia's new Regional Death. This means killing all of the current Death's staff. After his parents, relatives and pretty much every other necromancer he ever knew has been killed, Steve is left to make a reluctant stand. But to do this he must stay alive.

Threatened at every turn, Steve and the dangerously attractive (and dead) Lissa go on the run to save what's left of their world.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon Managing Death Trent Jamieson , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2010 Z1744297 2010 single work novel fantasy 'Steven has a new job: Australia's Regional Death. On a good day he thinks it has a ring to it, but on a bad day (most of them) it's more of a toll.

He's recently averted a Regional Apocalypse, but that's only the beginning. With barely a month to go until the world's thirteen Deaths get together to talk, erm, death, a crisis is imminent: Stirrer attacks are on the rise as their dark god draws near; someone is trying to kill him; he's developed a drinking problem. And he has a conference to organise.

Steven must start managing Death before it starts managing him, or this time the Apocalypse will be more than regional.' (From the publisher's website.)
y separately published work icon The Business of Death Trent Jamieson , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2011 Z1851419 2011 single work novel horror

'Life is tough at the top when work is a matter of life or death.

It's one thing to run Mortmax International as head of a team, but it's quite another to rule alone. Staff fatalities have left Steven by himself on the Throne of Death, and there's no time to get comfortable. The Stirrer god's arrival is imminent, threatening life as we know it. Plus Steven has managed to mortally offend the only ally strong enough to help out.

'And how can he ask someone to marry him when the End of Days seems inevitable. As if they are going to think he's committed. The portents don't look good as a comet burns vast and looming in the sky and Steven can almost hear a dark clock ticking. He will have to play nice if he wants his ally back, and must address the madness of the Hungry Death within himself if he even has a chance at defeating the Stirrer god.

'If he fails, Hell and Earth are doomed and wedding bells will be quite out of the question.' (From the publisher's website.)

y separately published work icon The Memory of Death Trent Jamieson , Sydney : Momentum Books , 2014 9050576 2014 single work novel fantasy horror

'He thought he’d return from Hell a hero. But things are never easy when your business is Death.

'Steven de Selby gave up his love, his life, and his lucrative position as Head of Mortmax, the corporation in charge of Death. Then he found himself banished to the briny depths of hell. But hell has never held him before …

'Now Steven’s back from hell, after escaping from the cruel Death of the Water, but he’s not sure how or why, or even if. No one at Mortmax trusts him, and he’s running out of time to prove he is who he says he is.

'Steven is about to discover that hell really is other people, and the worst of them may well be himself.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Business of Death
First known date: 2010
Published in a three volume omnibus edition.
'The Busisness of Death includes the first two volumes of the Death Works trilogy, Death Most Definite and Managing Death, as well as the third volume [also titled 'The Business of Death']'. - Author's website,
    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Orbit ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 837p.
      ISBN: 9780733624858 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Orbit ,
      2011 .
      Extent: 855p.
      ISBN: 9780316078016 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Death in Brisbane Chris McDonough (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 45)
Death in Brisbane Chris McDonough (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 45)
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