In the same vein as Alan Moore's From Hell that instead of examining Jack the Ripper this horror story is set in 1800s Scotland and looks at an equally horrendous crime that is based on true events

"A shadowy tale of greed and violence that sticks rigorously to the facts, with any deviations or flights of fancy cataloged in the expansive appendix. Pickering's art matches the tone perfectly with well-researched and realized depictions of 19th century Edinburgh. A creepy history lesson that suits these long winter nights." - The List 

Written by: Martin Conaghan

Illustrated by: Will Pickering

Burke & Hare

Published as a graphic novel

Black and White print

All Publishing and Media rights available


In 1828, two Irishmen named William Burke and William Hare murdered 16 innocent people and disposed of the bodies by bringing them to Dr. Robert Knox at Edinburgh University for medical dissection and supposed advancements in science, setting in motion an unthinkable scandal that, once discovered and made public, would rock the world's medical establishment.


Writer Martin Conaghan and artist Will Pickering deliver a ghoulishly true story of medicine, murder and money set at the height of Edinburgh's enlightenment. In addition to the full length illustrated comic story, this graphic novel is also fully annotated with details of the case. Special introduction by Judge Dredd writer Alan Grant. Bonus art gallery featuring work from Frank Quitely and Gary Erskine. Cover by Rian Hughes.



"Conaghan and Pickering’s excellent graphic novel taking a factual based look at one of the darker moments in Edinburgh’s history, stripping away the oft misunderstood folk-lore surrounding these two iconic figures and delivering a ghoulish, yet fascinating account of murder, history, medicine and greed." - Forbidden Planet

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