Building a bodyguard to kill your aristocratic niece’s vengeful ex-husband should be easy for a witch.
All you need is the right body and the right magic, and soon you have a mindless killer to do your bidding.
Of course, it all depends on what the butler brings back from the cemetery.
For Frances Stein, reanimating the dead is one thing; convincing the corpse there’s life after death is another.
Finding out he’s neither mindless nor killer is something else entirely.
Especially when he’s her last hope, because they both have a limited lifespan, and time is literally running out…

Note: no lambs or werewolves were harmed during the making of this book.

‘Carman’s deliciously dark storytelling
paints a fantastical world
that’s a work of art,
with sublime characters…
a world you’ll love to read about,
and will have you coming back for more.
Hugely recommended!’

Paul Kerensa
Comedian and writer 

(Not Going Out, Miranda)

‘A delicious blend of
magic, mayhem and wit’

Nicola Upson
 Author and broadcaste

In the castle…

Seven years. Seven years since her father’s henchmen had held her down while he forced her hand into a signature on the marriage contract, and Lady Rosalind Dibkiss had never given her husband, Lord Rudolf, what he really wanted. Never.

So he usually paid for it elsewhere, but temporary financial embarrassment had called for a different approach…

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