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Theft of Life

Theft of Life

The electrifying new historical thriller featuring Harriet Westerman and Gabriel Crowther from 'one of the best writers of historical fiction currently at work' BBC History Magazine

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ISBN 9780755390175
Barcode 9780755390175
Published 9 June 2015 by Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
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ISBN-13 9780755390175
ISBN-10 0755390172
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication Date 9 June 2015
International Publication Date 26 March 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Robertson, Imogen
Category Adventure / Thriller
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 242g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Crowther, Gabriel Fictitious character - Fiction, Westerman, Harriet Fictitious character - Fiction, London England - Fiction - History - 18th century
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 605029

Description of this Book

London, 1785. When the body of a West Indies planter is found pegged out in the grounds of St Paul's, suspicion falls on one of the victim's former slaves, who was found with his watch on the London streets. As Harriet and Crowther begin investigate, however, they find the answer is not that simple. Together, they negotiate the interests of the British government, the secrets of the plantation owners, and a network of alliances stretching across the Atlantic. And they must confront the uncomfortable truth that some people are willing to do great evil when they believe their cause to be just.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Matchless storytelling, gripping and moving in equal measure. Addictive - Nicci French A true force in historical fiction - Daily Mail [A] gripping blend of the Georgian gothic and the forensic thriller - Independent A masterpiece of modern literature... Delicately woven, passionate and utterly engaging, [The Paris Winter] has to rank as one of the best novels of 2013 - Manda Scott The Paris Winter is in another class altogether... The vivid description of life in the Belle Epoque - whether of the rich upper classes and their servants; or students, artists and members of the Parisian underworld - the plausible plot, and a sensitive understanding of art and artists make this a fascinating novel that I read in a single sitting and admired greatly - Literary Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Imogen Robertson grew up in Darlington, studied Russian and German at Cambridge, and now lives in London. She directed for TV, film and radio before becoming a full-time author, and also writes and reviews poetry. Imogen won the Telegraph's 'First thousand words of a novel competition' in 2007 with the opening of Instruments of Darkness, her first novel.

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