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Summary

The fourth novel in Antonia Hodgson's award-winning series featuring Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks is at once her most thrilling and the most darkly disturbing story yet.

The next rip-roaring thriller from Antonia Hodgson, featuring Thomas Hawkins.

Autumn, 1728. Life is good for Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. The Cocked Pistol, Kitty's wickedly disreputable bookshop, is a roaring success. Tom's celebrity as 'Half-Hanged Hawkins', the man who survived the gallows, is also proving useful. 

Their happiness proves short-lived. When Tom is set upon by a street gang, he discovers there's a price on his head. Who on earth could want him dead - and why? 

With the help of his ward, Sam Fleet, and Sam's underworld connections, Tom's investigation leads to a fine house in Jermyn Street, the elegant, enigmatic Lady Vanhook and an escaped slave by the name of Jeremiah Patience.

But for Tom and Kitty, discovering the truth is only the beginning of the nightmare.  

A powerful, deeply immersive thriller, The Silver Collar is both a celebration of love and friendship and a terrifying exploration of evil. 

©2020 Antonia Hodgson (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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The best of the series so far; great characterisation made better still by excellent narration.

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what a great book!

This series gets better and better, what will I do now I've finished them! I would love to hear more about Betty ,I think she has a good story to tell also a few books on the Fleets would go down well ! please write lots more !!

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Possibly the best of the series thus far

I am dubious about declaring this the best book thus far as I really loved The Devil in the Marshalsea, but if this were a race, The Silver Collar would be neck and neck all the way with The Devil in the Marshalsea.
I was very distressed during the first part of the book, I was not at all happy and had to switch off to regroup and compose myself, but I knew that Tom would rescue Kitty so that helped me continue. YES, a spoiler here, he DOES rescue Kitty, I would have given this 1 star if he had not done so.
The story is very well composed and executed throughout, you just need nerves of steel to listen.
I loved this book, in case you missed that point, it's a stirling addition to the series, long live Kitty and Thomas. Give us book five now please .

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A must read for mystery and historical fiction!

I have read the whole thomas Hawkins series and this does not disappoint with an urgency that lived up the the first one.

The audiobook allowed me to carefully consider the book and the performance only added to thee experience.

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Lazy Writing.

Whole chapters where nearly every sentence begins with "You". You were dirty and tired. You didn't know where you were. You were afraid. This is quite literally how much of this book reads. I have rarely come across writing as poor and lazy as this.