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Summary

It's 1815. Peter and Paul Skillen, identical twins and fearless thief catchers, stalk all who dare to walk in the shadow of the hangman. When they catch a notorious burglar, they claim a handsome reward and infuriate the Bow Street Runners, who believe they have a monopoly on policing in the capital.

Home Secretary Viscount Sidmouth faces a crisis. During a massacre of American prisoners of war at Dartmoor, two escape and come to London in search of retribution - and if their demands are not met, they’ll kill Sidmouth. The Runners compete fiercely with the twin detectives to bring the villains to justice in a compelling tale of murder, kidnap, revenge and political machination.

©2015 Edward Marston (P)2015 Soundings

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  • 24-03-21

another cracking story by Marston

brilliant story. same format as the railway detective in essence, 2 detectives with varied characters and twisting storyline to keep you interested.
on to the next one ..

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Decent enough story

The narrator was the real problem for me. As he reads other series written by Edward Marston, his style doesn’t allow this one to stand out. The characters could have been those in any other story so it all felt a bit flat.

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  • 23-06-19

much ado about noting.

Shakespeare did it better. There's a reasonable tale in this book that could be very entertaining indeed, but one is forced to wade thru all the misapprehensions, mistakes, people omitting to inform others of important facts and people mistaking one for another. Twins are an interesting theme, but it's overdone. And gamblers don't change their behavior overnight, either. Marston has done much better in other series, so the struggle in this work is a bit surprising.

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  • 10-09-15

Horrible. Unless you like British drool.

Tireless yammering. If you like 18th century political jib jab then this is the one.

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