The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson audiobook

The Devil in the Marshalsea

By Antonia Hodgson
Read by John Lee

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200039340

  • ISBN: 9798200039333

  • ISBN: 9798200039357

Runtime: 11.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It's 1727. Tom Hawkins is damned if he's going to follow in his father's footsteps and become a country parson. Not for him a quiet life of prayer and propriety. His preference is for wine, women, and cards. But there's a sense of honor there too, and Tom won't pull family strings to get himself out of debt—not even when faced with the appalling horrors of London's notorious debtors' prison: The Marshalsea Gaol. Within moments of his arrival in the Marshalsea, Hawkins learns there's a murderer on the loose, a ghost is haunting the gaol, and that he'll have to scrounge up the money to pay for his food, bed, and drink. He's quick to accept an offer of free room and board from the mysterious Samuel Fleet—only to find out just hours later that it was Fleet's last roommate who turned up dead. Tom's choice is clear: get to the truth of the murder—or be the next to die.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Hodson] conjures up scenes of Dickensian squalor and marries them to a crackerjack plot, in her impressive first novel. . . . Hodgson makes the stench, as well as the despair, almost palpable. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Antonia Hodgson

Author Bio: Antonia Hodgson

Antonia Hodgson is the editor-in-chief at Little, Brown UK. Her first novel, The Devil in the Marshalsea, won the CWA Historical Dagger Award in 2014. It was also shortlisted for the CWA First Book Award and was named one of the top ten mystery thrillers of 2014 by Publishers Weekly. Antonia lives in London.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English