A rattling, rakish romp through Georgian London. More please!
Dark, twisting and witty. Dripping with 18th century intrigue - from the slums to the palaces of London.
Intelligent and engrossing reading.
Hodgson has again married immaculate research to the rip-roaring pace of the modern thriller and come up with a triumphant slice of historical fiction.
[A] rip-roaring historical thriller . . . I look forward to seeing what scurries out of the dark and grimy streets in Hodgson's next masterpiece.
A rip-roaring ride through Georgian London's back streets ...wonderfully atmospheric and entertaining
A fun, twisting, shock-riddled masterpiece
Full of character, suspense and atmosphere.
Tom Hawkins, The most engaging rake to appear in a historical novel since George Macdonald Fraser's Flashman. This is history brought brilliantly to stinking, screaming life.
A terrific swash-and-buckle story set in grimy, rumbustious London streets, the pace and plot never flag, the detail is a revelation
Georgian London in all its gritty reality seeps from the pages of this exciting historical mystery. Told in flashbacks, it has plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued.
A lively plot, an engaging hero and a vividly recreated city with all its stench and pleasures. Great fun.
She is one of the most impressive practitioners of the historical crime genre.
A fast-paced adventure that places Hawkins amongst criminals, court intrigue and conspiracies.
This magnificent story with its multiple twists and turns, part social history with an informative afterword, an exploration of many faces of evil, with a genuine romantic hero and heroine, is a book to linger over
Antonia Hodgson has a real feel for how people thought and spoke at the time - and God knows, that's a rare talent
Something new in the world of historical crime fiction, with mesmerising detail and atmosphere
Hodgson has a knack for convincing dialogue that crackles with period cadence and flavour
Hodgson shows the seamy underbelly of Georgian London, and does for this era what C.J. Sansom and Rory Clements have done for Tudor times
Historical fiction just doesn't get any better than this
At times Hodgson even rivals Dickens
Any historical fiction enthusiast who isn't a Tom Hawkins fan, has probably just not read any yet