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Shadow of the Hangman

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Series: Bow Street Rivals, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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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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  • 23-06-2019

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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  • Jeff
  • 10-09-2015

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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