Tom Hawkins

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The Devil in the Marshalsea Summary

WINNER OF THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 2014.

Longlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut crime novel of 2014.

London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels, and coffeehouses to the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies.

The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the Captain's beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: to the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet.

Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon, Tom's choice is clear: Get to the truth of the murder - or be the next to die.

A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th-Century London, The Devil in the Marshalsea is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense.

©2014 Antonia Hodgson (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • The Devil in the Marshalsea

    • By: Antonia Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels, and coffeehouses to the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audio books I've chosen recently

    • By D on 28-10-14

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

    • By: Antonia Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    A brilliant historical crime novel of Georgian London from the author of The Devil in the Marshalsea. Spring 1728. A young, well-dressed man is dragged through the streets of London to the gallows at Tyburn. The crowds jeer and curse as he passes, calling him a murderer. He tries to remain calm. His name is Tom Hawkins, and he is innocent. Somehow he has to prove it before the rope squeezes the life out of him.It is, of course, all his own fault.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Mikey on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • A Death at Fountains Abbey

    • By: Antonia Hodgson
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
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    The new twisting mystery from CWA Historical Dagger 2014 winner Antonia Hodgson. Late spring, 1728, and Thomas Hawkins has left London for the wild beauty of Yorkshire - forced on a mission he can't refuse. John Aislabie, one of the wealthiest men in England, has been threatened with murder. Blackmailed into investigating, Tom must hunt down those responsible - or lose the woman he loves forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story telling!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99