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The Devil in the Marshalsea

by Antonia Hodgson

The Devil in the Marshalsea
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    Jun 2014, 400 pages

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A dazzling twist-and-turn novel, set in 18th century London, The Devil in the Marshalsea is a thrilling debut.

The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson, is a huge hit with BookBrowse readers. All 27 out of 27 reviews gave it a 4 or a 5. What was it about this historical murder mystery that kept readers up at night?

A cunning debut historical mystery by Antonia Hodgson, editor in chief of Little, Brown, UK. Thoroughly researched, this mystery is set in London's Marshalsea debtor's prison in 1727. Populating her fast-paced narrative with real-life characters, Hodgson weaves a vivid tale which intrigues both as a solid historical mystery as well as a lucid portrait of a little known aspect of early eighteenth century London society (Julia E). A winner! I read, I learned, I thought about this book for many days after I finished reading it (Florence K). This is an enticing story of murder and bribery, of making friends and discovering enemies, and of surviving prison and discovering love (...

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