Synopses & Reviews
The year is 1811, and Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is ordered by Chief Magistrate James Read to investigate the double murder of a coachman and a naval courier on the Kent Road.
"The dashingly mysterious Hawkwood is entirely suitable as a Regency-era James Bond. The best of the writing, however,comes through McGee's capacity for rendering Regency era London." Kirkus Reviews
"Historical thriller fans will look forward to the sequels." Publishers Weekly
" has everything--duels and derring-do, London high life and London lowlife, French lechery and treachery--all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background." Reginald Hill, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award
Now in paperback, the debut thriller in the investigator Matthew Hawkwood series, hunter of thieves, spies, and murderers in the streets of Regency London.
About the Author
James McGee, the pseudonym for Glen Moy, grew up in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. He has worked in a variety of jobs, including banking, the airline industry, local radio and bookselling. He lives in Somerset. Four books from his Hawkwood series have been published in England by HarperCollins UK: Ratcatcher (2006), Resurrectionist (2007), Rapscallion (2008) and Rebellion (2011).