Body Snatcher

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A person who illegally removes a dead body from a grave or vault, usually for profit. The practice was common in the 19th century due to demand for cadavers for medical students studying human anatomy
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Her death and the exhibition of her remains are recounted by the Negro Resurrectionist.
But if you like your horror grim and gothic, The Resurrectionist will keep you up all night.
However, he finds himself drawn to his master's nemesis, Lucan, the most powerful of the city's resurrectionists.
The violently sinister Doctor Lazarus Cole of the Jubilee Circus in Limbo calls himself The Resurrectionist.
See also Andrew Sanders, Charles Dickens, Resurrectionist (New York: St.
15) Later, during the Second World War, when he sensed disloyalty from the Resurrectionist Fathers with whom he had contracted to administer the parishes in Bermuda, then part of the Halifax Archdiocese, he swiftly removed them as he had the Oblates in Calgary some thirty years before.
A stranger lurking in a dark alley could be a Burke or a Hare, and anyone crossing St Philip's churchyard at night might be a resurrectionist.
We could go on and on about how great Worcester novelist Jack O'Connell's fourth novel, a dark thriller titled "The Resurrectionist," is but then you would just accuse us of local literati aggrandizement and, eeuuww, that would smart.
Mr Mackenzie was a God-fearing man and a member of St Andrew's Church of Scotland in Rodney Street - he was not involved in resurrectionist activities.
The shortlist includes The Outcast by Sadie Jones; No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay; East Of The Sun by Julia Gregson; Down River by John Hart; The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson; Addition by Toni Jordan; The Resurrectionist by James Bradley.
Two of the works are by Australian authors - Addition by Toni Jordan and The Resurrectionist by James Bradley.