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Ratcatcher

(2006)
(Hawkwood)
(The first book in the Matthew Hawkwood series)
A novel by

 
 
Regency London is vividly brought to life in this extraordinary page-turner, the first in a series of historical thrillers featuring Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood - a dangerous, sexy and fascinating hero.

Hunting down highwaymen was not the usual preserve of a Bow Street Runner. As the most resourceful of this elite band of investigators, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be assigned the case - even if it did involve the murder and mutilation of a naval courier.

From the squalor of St Giles Rookery, London's notorious den of theives and cutthroats, to the palatial homes of the aristocracy where knights of the realm conduct themselves in a manner unbecoming to their rank, Hawkwood relentlessly pursues his quarry.

And as the case unfolds, and another body is discovered, the true agenda behind the robbery begins to emerge: the stolen naval dispatch pouch held details of a French plot that, if successful, will send the Royal Navy's entire fleet scurrying to port in terror, leaving Napoleon to rule the waves. With no way of knowing who can be trusted, Hawkwood must engage in a desperate race against time to prevent the successful execution of the Emperor's plot.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Ratcatcher has everything duels and derring-do, London highlife and lowlife, French lechery and treachery - all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background. Add a hero who is ruthless, mysterious and sexy, and it's a safe bet that 'Ratcatcher' marks the start of a series that will run and run ... and run!" - Reginald Hill

"Ratcatcher is a richly enjoyable and impressively researched novel - also very gripping. James McGee is clearly a rising star in the historical galaxy and I look forward to Hawkwood's return." - Andrew Taylor


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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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February 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-721266-6 / 978-0-00-721266-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 1-60598-433-7 / 978-1-60598-433-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-723645-X / 978-0-00-723645-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ratcatcher: You don't send a gentleman to catch vermin. You send Hawkwood.
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-721268-2 / 978-0-00-721268-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-721267-4 / 978-0-00-721267-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-780842-9 / 978-0-00-780842-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James Mcgee
ISBN: 1-84652-079-7 / 978-1-84652-079-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 1-84652-080-0 / 978-1-84652-080-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 1990 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
ISBN: 0-00-726248-5 / 978-0-00-726248-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2021 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hawkwood
Author(s): James Mcgee
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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August 2009 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ratcatcher
Author(s): James McGee
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU