Shadow of the Hangman
In this first instalment of the Bow Street Rivals series a riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown. Trouble ensues when a woman from the Home Office vanishes; a mysterious lady turns up at the archery shooting gallery; and Paul’s gambling addiction worsens . . .
What The Critics Said
'Marston is plainly on cracking form. The ratting and boxing scenes in the East End are positively Hogarthian in their depiction of filth and overcrowding; you can almost smell the squalor'
'With characteristic skill, Edward Marston draws the reader into a threatening historical underworld, where the hangman's shadow looms over the unwitting criminal'
Good Book Guide
'It looks like Marston has another hit series on his hands'
The Aberdeen Press and Journal