The Dead of Mametz

A reflection on the greed of men and women, even in a time of war. Early July 1916, the third year of the First World War. The soldiers of the Welsh Division are poised to begin their assault on the German-held Mametz Wood. But there is a murderer in their ranks. Captain Thomas Oscendale of the Military Police is in a race against time to apprehend the murderer and to find what lies buried in Mametz Wood. He is not alone. Sinister forces on both sides have taken an interest in his investigation and are closing in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demons Walk Among Us

 

Fresh from the horrors of the Great War on the Western Front, military policeman Thomas Oscendale is on leave in his south Wales hometown when he is drawn into the investigation of the savage murder of a war widow. A cryptic note at the scene sets Oscendale on a hunt to find the killer before he strikes again. However, the trail is more complicated than he first realises and when a second body is found Oscendale must use all his skill to solve the riddles sent to him by the killer. This multi-layered novel also explores the devastating aspects of mechanised warfare on the human mind. Oscendale’s descent, both figuratively and literally, into hell and his subsequent re-emergence echoes the struggle we all have in reconciling the ghosts of the past with our future lives. Demons Walk Among Us is the second novel featuring Thomas Oscendale and is the sequel to The Dead of Mametz.

 

 

 

 

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