Gallows Thief is a detective story, set in Regency London, a time when there were no detectives as such. There was a very busy gallows, however. This was a period when the English and Welsh gallows were at their busiest and, very occasionally, the government appointed an ‘Investigator’ to look into a conviction. That Investigator is my hero and detective, a man who was an army officer, but who, since the battle of Waterloo (it had to get in somehow) has fallen on hard times.Read More...
This page scoops up all the books that can’t be collected under Sharpe, Starbuck or the other series titles – they are one-offs, though any one of them could spark a new series…
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Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution – told from the redcoat’s point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the sacred ground of American legend so was scrupulously careful to keep to the facts (even the story about General Washington and Sir William Howe’s dog is true). I was attacked afterwards, not because of any historical untruths, but because I have some characters using the efficacious ‘f’ word. Alas, they did, all the time.
Fleeing from her strict Puritan household and an unbearable arranged marriage, Dorcas seeks her fortune in 17th century London and falls in love with a charming aristocrat. Left an intricately wrought seal by her unknown father, she must follow the course of her father’s legacy to find her destiny.