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The Devil in the Marshalsea

(2014)
(The first book in the Tom Hawkins series)
A novel by

 
 
WINNER OF THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 2014.

Longlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut crime novel of 2014.

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.

A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London, 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)
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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)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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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)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Devil in the Marshalsea
Author(s): Antonia Hodgson
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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
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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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