Domini Mortum

This is the story of Samuel Weaver, an illustrator and correspondent for The Illustrated Police News who uses his employer’s influence and money to enjoy unrestricted access to scenes of murder and crime. 

His obsession with a series of child murders committed in Whitechapel six years earlier lead him to a chilling pattern of killings that have just begun in Paddington, and people who believe a higher power is responsible 

The journey will push Weaver to his limits and cause him to question everything that he believes and everyone that he trusts. Domini Mortum is a dark, fast paced adventure which rattles through the cobbled streets of Victorian London and York, visits villages haunted by the terrible deeds of the past, and comes face to face with high society, where power and corruption have sunk to new depths.

About the author

Paul Holbrook is a writer from North Yorkshire who began writing only a few years ago, first poetry, then the odd short story, until finally, one morning, he awoke with a novel in his head waiting to be written. Paul spends his days working at a secondary school and his nights plotting and planning the next Great British novel.

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A dark, fast paced adventure which rattles through Victorian London and York and will make you question what you believe at every twist and turn

Paul Holbrook

Paul Holbrook is a writer from North Yorkshire. 

Although rushing headlong towards middle age at a nauseating speed, Paul only started writing with any serious intent a couple of years ago after finding that his subconscious had been unnaturally busy, trapping an ever growing and dangerous gang of ideas deep within his brain. 

This fragile cage, in which they had been sat drumming their fingers and dreaming of freedom for so long, had reached bursting point and so he decided that the only safe thing to do, for all concerned, was to release some of them into the community.

It started, as all terrible addictions do, small and seemingly harmless. 

First a couple of poems, then the odd short story, until finally, one morning, he awoke with a fully formed 112,000 word novel in his head waiting to be written. Before stopping to think of the consequences he scribbled it down in a little over eight months and promptly started another straight afterwards… the fool.

Paul currently spends his days working at a secondary school, supporting the development of the next Great British generation and his nights plotting and planning the next Great British novel.

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