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Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker

(2010)
(The second book in the Tom Wasp series)
A novel by

 
 
When chimney sweep Tom Wasp visits his friend Eliza Hogg in Newgate Prison in January 1863, on the day before she is due to be hanged, he is surprised to be given the only thing of value she possesses - and even more surprised when that turns out to be a pawn ticket.

Tom's apprentice, twelve-year-old Ned, is disappointed that the pawned item was only a scruffy sailor doll. Some days later however, they find its hidden secret...

That secret not only sets the two most notorious gangs of London's East End, the Rat Mob and the Nichol Gang, at each other's throats, but brings about a tense international situation at a time when the Prince of Wales is about to marry a Danish princess. When Dinah, the daughter of the leader of the Rat Mob, is found murdered, Tom resolves to find her killer for the sake of his friend, her sister Jemima. Helped by Ned and the self-appointed Bug Destroyer to Her Majesty, the redoubtable Mr Chuckwick, Tom pursues the trail through dangerous waters until he reaches the frightening truth behind two murders and the motives for them.

Related by Tom himself, this second book in the Tom Wasp series is a gripping historical mystery that takes the reader back to the squalor of the nineteenth-century East London docklands, as Tom grapples his way through the fog to the truth.

Praise for Amy Myers



'Victorian England hides a dark underbelly of misery and degradation along with a vicious murderer.' - Kirkus Reviews

'Tom Wasp is one of the most engaging characters I've encountered in yeats' - Ellen Keith, Historical Novels Review


AMY MYERS has been a full-time writer since 1988, and has written a wide range of novels from historical sagas and contemporary romance to crime. She is married to an American and lives in Kent. Many of her novels have been published under the name of Harriet Hudson.



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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
ISBN: 1-4104-3189-4 / 978-1-4104-3189-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
ISBN: 1-59414-870-8 / 978-1-59414-870-5 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Tom Wasp And The Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
ISBN: 1-4079-1243-7 / 978-1-4079-1243-1 (UK edition)
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September 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tom Wasp And The Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
ISBN: 1-4079-1244-5 / 978-1-4079-1244-8 (UK edition)
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September 2010 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: Tom Wasp And The Newgate Knocker
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ISBN: 1-4079-1245-3 / 978-1-4079-1245-5 (UK edition)
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August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
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September 2010 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
ISBN: 1-4079-1246-1 / 978-1-4079-1246-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker
Author(s): Amy Myers
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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