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The King's Spy

(2012)
(The first book in the Thomas Hill Trilogy series)
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Summer, 1643. England is at war with itself. King Charles I has fled London, his negotiations with Parliament in tatters. The country is consumed by bloodshed. For Thomas Hill, a man of letters quietly running a bookshop in the rural town of Romsey, knowledge of the war is limited to the rumours that reach the local inn. When a stranger knocks on his door one night and informs him that the king's cryptographer has died, everything changes. Aware of Thomas' background as a mathematician and his expertise in codes and ciphers, the king has summoned him to his court in Oxford. On arrival, Thomas soon discovers that nothing at court is straightforward. There is evidence of a traitor in their midst. Brutal murder follows brutal murder. And when a vital message encrypted with a notoriously unbreakable cipher is intercepted, he must decipher it to reveal the king's betrayer and prevent the violent death that defeat will surely bring.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 0-593-06886-6 / 978-0-593-06886-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The King's Spy: (Thomas Hill 1) (Thomas Hill Novels)
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 0-552-16610-3 / 978-0-552-16610-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 0-593-06887-4 / 978-0-593-06887-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The King's Spy
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Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2015 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 1-4079-5468-7 / 978-1-4079-5468-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 1-4079-5469-5 / 978-1-4079-5469-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The King's Spy
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
ISBN: 1-4079-5470-9 / 978-1-4079-5470-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The King's Spy: (Thomas Hill 1) (Thomas Hill Novels)
Author(s): Andrew Swanston
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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