London, May 1665. On a dark road outside London, a simple robbery goes horribly wrong when the gentlemanly highwayman, William Coke, discovers that his intended victims have been brutally slaughtered. Suspected of the murders, Coke is forced into an uneasy alliance with the man who pursues him--the relentless thief-taker, Pitman.
Together they seek the killer and uncover a conspiracy that reaches from the glittering, debauched court of King Charles to the worst slum in the city, St .Giles in the Fields. But there's another murderer moving through the slums, the taverns, and the palaces, slipping under the doorways of the rich. A mass murderer. Plague.
©2014 C. C. Humphreys (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd
Thoroughly enjoyed this! C C Humphreys is superb at narration. As he knows his characters he manages to bring them alive through voice and expression. Definitely recommend this and would love to hear C C Humphreys narrate more of his work.
I just look forward to the next book. Strong portraits of the female characters . more please
Even paced and likeable characters. It's a dark story with plenty of light moments. I enjoyed every word from start to finish. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers/historic fiction. It's generally suitable for most adults regarding strong language, sex and violence with exceptions for some pretty gruesome moments. The author's narration is superb.
Listening to audible while walking the dogs is one of life's true pleasures.
Probably not, but I'm not one to return to novels.
Captain Coke of course - such a superb character and darn good bloke.
Great that this was read by the author, he really put his heart and soul into it. These days I really prefer audio books.
Bring out your dead !
Great story that really gets on with it and is a romp through plague infested London. Loved every minute and was sorry when it ended.
An interesting and exciting book. I hope there will be more books with these characters. I generally avoid audiobooks read by their authors but in this case the author actually is a very good narrator.
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