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When Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca.

Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing satanic rituals. He must track the fiend to his hideout, while Llewelyn confronts the man who put him in prison.

Dodging muckrakers, navigating the murky Thames under cover of darkness, and infiltrating London's most powerful secret society, The Hellfire Conspiracy is another wild ride that "brings to life a London roiling with secret leagues, deadly organizations, and hidden clubs" (Ron Bernas, Detroit Free Press).

©2007 Will Thomas (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Thomas cleverly develops his characters' personalities while maintaining his marvelously wrought descriptions of a bygone era." ( Kirkus)

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  • The Fat Man
  • 11-03-2017

This series is addictive

I have enjoyed the first 4 audio books in the series, and am impatient for the rest to be released. The narration is superb. The historical settings vivid. All with a sprinkle of dry humor

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  • Scotty/Audible addict!
  • 12-06-2017

I'm love this series!!!

I just finished listening to the third book in this series and am so happy that I discovered it! It reminds me of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson! I for one do not get bored with the observations, thoughts, musings, and conversations, that allow me to be right there with the characters! Great writing, character and story development, and what an outstanding narrator! He is amazing, and is for this series, what George Guidall is for the Craig Johnson novels, e.g.! Love this narrator!!!
Am going to look right now if there are more books in this series!
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  • R. OSTROFF
  • 09-04-2017

Thoroughly entertaining

Will Thomas's Victorian crime solving story and characters are thoroughly entertaining. I initially didn't believe that two detectives could share or should share the same context but readers soon find themselves shaking off the "Holmes hangover" and find the Hellfire Conspiracy most enjoyable.

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  • Greg Newkirk, GISP AICP
  • 26-03-2017

Excellent

This story awakens acute feelings and thoughts. It also has reasonable propositions on moral and political philosophies. The story and delivery were excellent with powerful passages.

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  • RD
  • 14-07-2018

unbelievable

So, a young girl has JUST been taken from her home (presumably by a murderer), they are in hot pursuit of the perpetrator and they stop the search to participate in a boxing match????? Including the description of the ring and the boxers - Seriously unbelievable; very distracting from the main plot.

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  • Ms Peach
  • 09-03-2017

Excellent

Great story! Love the narration. Love the historical character of the books. Llewelyn does get beat up AGAIN. TWICE. However at least he fares better this time.

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  • Par5
  • 19-09-2020

The Hellfire Conspiracy

Book 4 was very well done; I enjoyed the story and all the meshing of characters towards a very good read!

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  • amanda
  • 02-03-2020

Never disappointed!!

Great story, just really entertaining, love the series and I think it’s gets better with each book. Love the narrator too! All around a really fun enjoyable book.

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  • Mike & Ellen
  • 02-09-2019

another winnee

sad. twists and turns. lots of history as always with this incredible series. looking forward to the next.

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  • Todd Dietrich
  • 15-03-2019

Pretty Good, but spotted the bad guy way too soon

This is a good series to binge, but I was a little disappointed with this one story.

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  • Lucy
  • 01-11-2020

great series

brilliant, I'm looking forward to the next one! I have enjoyed all the books in this series so far.

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