The Silver Collar

The Silver Collar

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Autumn, 1728. Life is good for Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. The Cocked Pistol, Kitty’s wickedly disreputable bookshop, is a roaring success. Tom’s celebrity as ‘Half-Hanged Hawkins’, the man who survived the gallows, is also proving useful. Their happiness proves short-lived. When Tom is set upon by a street gang, he discovers there’s a price on his head. Who on earth could want him dead – and why? With the help of his ward, Sam Fleet, and Sam’s underworld connections, Tom’s investigation leads to a fine house in Jermyn Street, the elegant, enigmatic Lady Vanhook and an escaped slave by the name of Jeremiah Patience. But for Tom and Kitty, discovering the truth is only the beginning of the nightmare. A powerful, deeply immersive thriller, ‘The Silver Collar’ is both a celebration of love and friendship, and a terrifying exploration of evil.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA GOLD CROWN

'A triumph . . . leaves the reader hungry for more' Andrew Taylor

Autumn, 1728.

Life is good for Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks in their home above the Cocked Pistol, Kitty's wickedly disreputable bookshop. But when Tom is attacked by a street gang, he discovers there's a price on his head.

Who wants him dead - and why?

For Tom and Kitty, the answer is only the beginning of the nightmare.

Powerful, deeply immersive, The Silver Collar is both a celebration of love and friendship, and a terrifying exploration of evil.

'One of the best crime series out there . . . a dark and addictive story of slavery and long-hidden secrets'
i-News

'The wonderful Thomas Hawkins crime novels . . . [Fans] are in for a treat - gripping' The Times

'Beautifully written and packed with atmosphere, wit, and historical details. I didn't want it to end' Daily Mirror

'Antonia Hodgson is right up in the first division of historical crime' Amanda Craig

Additional information

Weight0.237 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.8 × 2.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xii, 320

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K