|Ratcatcher (2006) [Novel]|
by James McGee
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(From the publisher):
The rich hate him. Thieves fear him. Women love him.
Matthew Hawkwood just wants to do his job - keeping the peace on the teeming, crime-ridden streets of Regency London. But there is more to this tall, dark and dangerous Bow Street Runner than meets the gin-sodden eye.
He is a man with a past, a past that worries some in high places. But the Chief Magistrate thinks he is just right for a crucial mission. Because London is not only home to arrogant aristocrats and pickpockets - but French spies, rogue inventors and other enemies of England...
Original title: Ratcatcher
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical