The Butcher's Block

The Butcher's Block

A Dan Foster Mystery book 2

Lucienne Boyce


The next Dan Foster Mystery.

  • ISBN 9781781326763
  • Published Aug 2017
  • paperback
    203 x 133mm (246 pages)


During a routine patrol, police arrest two men in possession of human body parts intended for sale to the dissecting rooms of a London teaching hospital. Bow Street Runner and amateur pugilist Dan Foster makes the grisly discovery that they are the remains of fellow officer George Kean. The arrested men are charged with Kean’s murder, but Dan is not convinced that they are the killers. In pursuit of the real murderer, he investigates the unhallowed activities of the resurrection men – bodysnatchers.

The bodysnatching racket soon leads Dan to something bigger and much more dangerous. In a treacherous underworld of vicious pugilists, ruthless murderers, British spymasters and French agents, Dan must tread carefully…or meet the same terrible fate as Kean.

The Butcher’s Block is the second Dan Foster Mystery. Bloodie Bones, the first in the series, was joint winner of the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016.

The Butcher's Block has won an Indie B.R.A.G Medallion.

Praise for Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery

"Bloodie Bones is a terrific novel and was very difficult to put down… I loved this book, highly recommend it, and eagerly await the second Dan Foster mystery.”

Historical Novel Society (Joint Winner, Historical Novel Society Indie Award, 2016)

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