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The Devil in the Marshalsea

(2014)
(The first book in the Tom Hawkins series)
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The first thrilling historical crime novel starring Thomas Hawkins, a rakish scoundel with a heart of gold, set in the darkest debtors’ prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem.

London, 1727. Tom Hawkins refuses to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a country parson. His preference is for wine, women, and cards. But there’s honor there too, and Tom won’t pull family strings to get himself out of debt—not even when faced with London’s notorious debtors’ prison.

The Marshalsea Gaol is a 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 its ruthless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom 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: do 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.

A dazzling evocation of a startlingly modern era, The Devil in the Marshalsea is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Hodgson's utterly compelling debut is fiendishly plotted and dripping with atmosphere. I cannot wait for Tom Hawkin's next adventure." - Mark Billingham

"Historical fiction just doesn't get any better than this. Magnificent!" - Jeffery Deaver

"A wonderfully convincing picture of the seamier side of eighteenth-century life. Antonia Hodgson has a real feel for how people thought and spoke at the time and, God knows, that's a rare talent." - Andrew Taylor


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-871510-57-0 / 978-1-871510-57-7 (UK edition)
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March 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea: Thomas Hawkins Book 1
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4447-7541-3 / 978-1-4447-7541-9 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-871510-58-9 / 978-1-871510-58-4 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea: Thomas Hawkins Book 1
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4447-7543-X / 978-1-4447-7543-3 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 0-544-17667-7 / 978-0-544-17667-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea: Thomas Hawkins Book 1
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4447-7542-1 / 978-1-4447-7542-6 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil In The Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 0-85735-920-7 / 978-0-85735-920-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Devil In The Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-78433-122-8 / 978-1-78433-122-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4945-0281-X / 978-1-4945-0281-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4945-3281-6 / 978-1-4945-3281-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
ISBN: 1-4945-5281-7 / 978-1-4945-5281-7 (USA edition)
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea: Thomas Hawkins Book 1
Author(s): Hodgson Antonia
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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