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The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

A brilliant historical crime novel of Georgian London from the author of The Devil in the Marshalsea.

London, 1728. A young, well-dressed man is driven through streets of jeering onlookers to the gallows at Tyburn. They call him a murderer. But Tom Hawkins is innocent and somehow he has to prove it, before the rope squeezes the life out of him.

It is, of course, all his own fault. He was happy settling down with Kitty Sparks. He should never have told the most dangerous criminal in London that he was bored and looking for adventure. He should never have offered to help, the king’s mistress. And most of all, he should never have trusted the witty, calculating Queen Caroline.

She has promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue but then again, there is nothing more silent than a hanged man…


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The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

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  • Intelligent and engrossing reading

    Sunday Times
  • Hodgson has again married immaculate research to the rip-roaring pace of the modern thriller and come up with a triumphant slice of historical fiction

    Independent on Sunday
  • A lively plot, an engaging hero and a vividly recreated city with all its stench and pleasures. Great fun

    The Times

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