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Gallows Thief - Bernard Cornwell
Gallows Thief
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780060516284 (0060516283)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 Gallows Thief
A standalone novel from Bernard Cromwell for a change. Set after Waterloo, a Captain comes back to England to find his fortunes changed, his family name in disrepute and their fortunes vastly depleted.While slumming it in a cheap tavern/inn he is recommended as an investigator into a possible miscar...
helenliz rated it
4.0 Gallow's Thief
Somewhat out of Cornwell's usual style, this doesn't contain a single battle - but it does contain a military man or two. Set some time in the late 1810s, after the battle of Waterloo, Captain Ryder Sandman is trying to earn sufficient money to keep his mother and sister after his father shot himsel...
altheaann rated it
This is likely my favorite book that I've read by Bernard Cornwell.Although he always writes well-researched historical novels, many ofthem are just a little bit too masculine and military-focused for mytaste. With this historical mystery set in 19th century London, heachieves a more balanced milieu...
wealhtheow rated it
Well written adventure from the author of the Sharpe novels. I have a huge weakness for down-at-the-heels gentlemen, especially when they are too smart for their own good.
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The Charcoal Burner rated it
I managed to get through a Cornwell novel? Colour me surprised.
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