Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher is now available in paperback and as an eBook from Cornucopia Press.
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This is my third Young Adult (YA) novel, originally released in hard cover under pen name T.K. Welsh by Dutton (Penguin) in 2007, with the title Resurrection Men.
Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher (Resurrection Men) was recently featured in Curriculum Connections ("Murder and Mayhem Under Grey skies" by Joyce Adams Burner), a joint venture publication between School Library Journal and TeachingBooks.net that reaches more than 60,000 educators and librarians around the country every month. Click here to hear me speak about the pen name T.K. Welsh through the TeachingBooks.net "Name Pronounciation Guide".
Check out this in-depth author interview at Wordswimmer. See what inspires me to write my YA novels, and learn about my writing process.
Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher was previously named a Junior Library Guild.
The beggar children of London are vanishing. They're disappearing . . . right off the streets.
Some say it's got something to do with the business of body snatching, grave robbers digging up corpses and selling them to doctors for medical research.
Some say it's far worse.
Now, racing against time, only Victor — a poor immigrant boy recently ship-wrecked and sold into the bondage of beggary — can uncover the identity of the ghoulish murderer at the heart of London's furtive trade in human trafficking.
They killed his best friend.
They kidnapped the girl that he loves.
Now, there's only one thing worse than their finding him . . . and that's him finding them first.
Oliver Twist meets Breaking Bad
Spartacus meets Bones
Publishers Weekly called Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher, “A haunting tour of London's underclass during the 1830s . . . Teens will likely be both captivated by Victor's harrowing story as well as his ability to prevail in the face of harsh injustices." BIG A, little a called the novel, “A moody, evocative tale . . . J.G. Sandom is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. His work transcends genre and audience classification.” VOYA said, "Teen readers will thoroughly enjoy the hair-raising suspense in this historical thriller."Kirkus Reviews called Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher perfect for, “audiences that relish historical fiction." TeensReadToo termed it, “an intense, dark work of historical fiction . . . I highly recommend this book.” KLIATT said, "Like M.T. Anderson's The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, this look at sinister events in history makes the era come alive and lingers in the memory." Jen Robinson's Book Page called the novel, “Gripping and fast-paced, filled with intriguing historical details . . . The ending is utterly satisfying and consistent. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction." And School Library Journal said, “Part historical fiction and part adventure story, the novel brings excitement to Victorian England . . . Readers will be on the edge of their seats.”
For a sample chapter of Confessions of a Teenage Body Snatcher, click here.