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The Devil in the Marshalsea
Verfasser: Hodgson, Antonia
Verfasserangabe: Antonia Hodgson
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: London, Hodder & Stoughton
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London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into 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.
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Verfasser: Hodgson, Antonia
Verfasserangabe: Antonia Hodgson
Medienkennzeichen: ee
Jahr: 2014
Verlag: London, Hodder & Stoughton
Systematik: 16
Interessenkreis: Englisch
Altersfreigabe: 16
ISBN: 978-1-444-77543-3
Beschreibung: Paperback, 13. Aufl., 381 S.
Schlagwörter: 18. Jahrhundert, Ermittler, Gefängnis, Geschichte 1727, Glücksspiel, London, Mord, Schulden, Spieler, Strafgefangener, 1700-1800, Geschichte 1700-1799, Männlicher Gefangener, Sträfling
Sprache: en
Fußnote: Anm.
Mediengruppe: Dichtung