Gallows Thief: A Novel

Gallows Thief: A Novel

Bernard Cornwell


The yr is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. yet rather than settling all the way down to reputation and glory, he unearths himself penniless in a rustic the place excessive unemployment and social unrest rage, and the place men—innocent or guilty—are hanged for the merest of crimes.

When he is provided a task as inner most investigator to re-open the case of a painter as a result of be hanged for a homicide he did not devote, Sandman with ease accepts—as a lot for the cash as for an opportunity to determine justice performed in a rustic long gone to ruins.

Soon, even though, he is mired in a grisly homicide plot that retains thickening. Sandman makes his approach via gentlemen's golf equipment and shady taverns, aristocratic mansions, and classy painters' studios decided to rescue the blameless younger guy from the rope. yet somebody does not wish the reality revealed.

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