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Turpin's Assassin

(The first book in the Dick Turpin series)
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"An utterly captivating reimagining of the Turpin legend." Jemahl Evans.

The highwayman Dick Turpin is now as famous as he is infamous.

His next ride could be his last.

Turpin travels to London, to sell on his latest haul to the fence, Joseph Colman, and see his mistress, the actress Marie Harley.

But the aristocrat and assassin, Pierre Vergier, has also recently travelled to the capital. The Frenchman is a hunter - and he has been given the name of his next prey.

But all is not what it seems.

Turpin negotiates his way through the criminal underworld and English society - realising that no soul is free from sin or folly. Including his own.

The hunter will become the hunted - and the outlaw will seek justice.

Recommended for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Michael Jecks and Andrew Taylor.

A major new series, from bestselling author Richard Foreman, the Dick Turpin books aim to entertain and shed light on England during the 18th Century.

‘Pacy and atmospheric tale of the dashing highwayman Dick Turpin, a likeable rogue if ever there was.’ John Pilkington.

‘A richly readable slice of 18th century London life, from highwaymen to harlots, aristos to assassins.’ Philip Gooden.

'Dripping with period detail, this book gives us an insight into the life and times of one of England’s most notorious outlaws. The author fleshes out the historical facts to bring the social-climbing highwayman to life, then surrounds him with colourful and well-drawn characters. He is at once a character we can root for and his exploits are expertly described. Whether fighting for the attentions of a coquettish actress or bargaining with a fence for payment for his latest haul, Turpin lives by his wits. Meanwhile, we are invited to experience the sights, sounds and smells of 18th Century England in a story guaranteed to thrill.' Richard James.

Praise for Richard Foreman's Books.

"A really good read for anyone interested in the First Crusade. Tight and fast-paced, the author's beguiling sense of setting combines with strong characterisation to make Siege a rollicking yarn."
Richard Woodman, Sword of State.

"Warsaw is a work of power. It has the authentic feeling that pulses from an important book. The meticulous research and psychological insights light up one of the most ghastly episodes in the history of man's inhumanity to man."
Patrick Bishop.

Band of Brothers: The Complete Campaigns.
'Escapism at its best... A great read that tells much about the style of war and how the individuals fought.'
Michael Jecks.

Spies of Rome.
"An arresting opening that leads into a thoroughly gripping story. Impressive research and understanding of the period allows Richard Foreman to move so seamlessly and effectively from historical epic to historical detective thriller. A must read for fans of Steven Saylor."
Peter Tonkin, author of The Ides.

Raffles:The Complete Innings.
"Classy, humorous and surprisingly touching tales of cricket, friendship and crime."
The Spectator.

Genre: Historical

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"Pacy and atmospheric tale of the dashing highwayman Dick Turpin, a likeable rogue if ever there was." - John Pilkington

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