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Gallow's Thief

1 rating: 4.0
A book by Bernard Cornwell

Fans of Cornwell's gallant up-from-the-ranks rifleman, Richard Sharpe, will welcome the upright Captain Rider Sandman, a veteran, like Sharpe, of Waterloo and the Peninsula campaign, in a mystery that highlights the horrors of capital punishment in Regency … see full wiki

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperTorch
2 reviews about Gallow's Thief
review by . November 21, 2010
Captain Rider Sandman, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars and the Battle of Waterloo, has returned to England to find a civilian life in shambles. As a matter of personal honour, Sandman has sold his commission to raise cash to help repay a portion of the debts left behind by his disgraced father when he committed suicide. Now unemployed and with no income or prospects, his fiancée's family have cancelled their wedding plans and Sandman finds himself forced to lodge in an attic room in …
Quick Tip by . November 21, 2010
A historical piece set in London at the height of the Regency period, "Gallows Thief" is a thoroughly enjoyable lightweight mystery that will not fail to amuse Cornwell's legion of fans.
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