A historical crime novel set in the 18th Century Marshalsea Gaol. Tom Hawkins, imprisoned for debt, is charged with solving a murder committed in the gaol. The reward for this – if he can arrive at a solution that will please his patron, the powerful Sir Philip Meadows. Hodgson fills her book with a vivid cast of characters, and captures perfectly the squalor of the Marshalsea. An atmospheric, dark and complex whodunnit.
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