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 (...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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