Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child

Written By Francis Selwyn
Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 September 2012
  • ISBN : 1471904202
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child written by Francis Selwyn which was release on 06 September 2012, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has been snared by the rival Swell Mob, and a corrupt policeman, 'Flash' Charley Fowler. To reach America and be lost for ever, Jack must escape the death-cell and pull off the robbery planned by his dead accomplice, Pandy Quinn. From Newgate prison to the stage of the Penny Gaff, from bank vaults under Cornhill to rotting sewers below Wapping and Shadwell, Rann flees - while Sergeant Verity closes on the forces of evil with awesome tenacity.

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child

Sergeant Verity and the Hangman s Child
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : In his sixth adventure, Sergeant Verity returns to London's 1860s underworld of alleys and brothels, peopled with sneak thieves, dancing girls, thugs, murderers and pimps. From Newgate Gaol come sinister rumours of a man to be hanged for a murder he did not commit. 'Handsome' Jack Rann, safebreaker extraordinary, has ...

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman

Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : William Clarence Verity is a sergeant in Scotland Yard's 'Private Clothes Detail'. His beat is the underworld of Victorian London - as seething maze of alleys and bordellos, peopled with sneak thieves, thugs, murderers and their doxies. From far-off Bengal there comes to Verity a tantalising hint of major crime ...

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments

Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments
  • Author : Francis Selwyn
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : Immaculate officers and rough-bearded riflemen, evangelists, card-sharps and dandies face death at attention on the sloping deck of the Birkenhead. But who was the coward hidden among the women in the lifeboat, and who was the girl who lived to report his shame? Eight years later in the summer of 1860, ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : For more than two decades, Sherlock Holmes played a vital, though secret, role in solving the major crimes and scandals of his day - some too damaging to the monarchy, the government or the security of the nation to be fully revealed at the time. Compiled in narrative form by ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : When Karl Rainer Andor came to Berlin for the last time it was sacrifice, not victory, that was uppermost in his mind. He intended to use the plutonium bomb he had elaborately planted to effect the reunification of Germany, but he didn't expect to survive. The 'allied' powers are concerned ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : Relating Sherlock Holmes's part in real-life crimes of the day, Donald Thomas brings the Great Detective to life once again in six narratives that display Holmes at his most determined, inventive and downright devious. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? And what happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street ...

Great British Fictional Detectives

Great British Fictional Detectives
  • Author : Russell James
  • Publisher : Remember When
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Total pages : 241
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : The first full-length study of its type highlighting over 400 British literary detectives, many famous through their film and TV adaptations. Using essays to highlight different types of detectives and focusing on some of the more famous such as Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Morse, popular crime fiction writer and former President ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : Wednesday 5 January is a black day in the police calendar of dockland Canton and its Art Deco resort of Ocean Beach. It dawns in freezing mist and icy roads. It ends with a vanload of drugs hijacked, two policemen dead, and gunfire on the motorway. DCI Sam Hoskins and his ...

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Dancing in the Dark
  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : 'Pretty Boy' Johnny McIver is a small-time crook thinking big. But when he and his girlfriend 'Solitaire' cross gangland chief Sonny Tarrant he is soon made to realise how small he really is. Forced on the run for a murder he did not commit, trying to lose himself among the ...

The Blindfold Game

The Blindfold Game
  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : The sensational events of the summer of 1907 - the disappearance of the Ascot Gold Cup from the Royal Enclosure, and the even more astonishing theft of the Irish Crown Jewels from a locked and guarded strongroom in Dublin Castle - remain mysterious but apparently random events. Only one man knows ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : Robert Louis Stevenson's strange and sinister tale of the gentle Dr Jekyll and the sadistic Mr Hyde is filled with oddities suggesting a dark reality behind a classic fiction. That dark reality is laid bare in the casebook of Inspector Swain. The 'parliamentary murder' of 1884 leads the inspector and his ...

Mad Hatter Summer

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-07-14
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : The man the world knew as Lewis Carroll, author of the adventures of Alice, was known to his colleagues in the Christ Church Common Room as the Reverend C. L. Dodgson, a middle-aged Oxford don. His hobby was photography, especially of pubescent girls 'in their favourite dress of nothing to ...

Villains Paradise

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : With the war over, the forties, fifties and sixties have the aura of a golden age. But nostalgia is deceptive. From teenage Teddy Boy razor gangs and casual stabbings at dance halls to the psychopathic Krays, 'Mad' Frankie Fraser and Ronnie Biggs, Villains' Paradise reveals the chilling true story of ...

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  • Author : Donald Thomas
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471904202
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Summary : 'Donald Thomas introduces us to the slums and fetid courtyards of nineteenth-century London and in doing so provides a sweeping portrait of the vast world that did not accept "Victorian Values". The villainy is outstanding. It is also entertaining. The author has a practised eye for the best anecdotes and ...