Bow Street Rivals

4 books in series
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Shadow of the Hangman Publisher's Summary

It's 1815. Peter and Paul Skillen, identical twins and fearless thief catchers, stalk all who dare to walk in the shadow of the hangman. When they catch a notorious burglar, they claim a handsome reward and infuriate the Bow Street Runners, who believe they have a monopoly on policing in the capital.

Home Secretary Viscount Sidmouth faces a crisis. During a massacre of American prisoners of war at Dartmoor, two escape and come to London in search of retribution - and if their demands are not met, they’ll kill Sidmouth. The Runners compete fiercely with the twin detectives to bring the villains to justice in a compelling tale of murder, kidnap, revenge and political machination.

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  • Book 1

    • Shadow of the Hangman

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's 1815. Peter and Paul Skillen, identical twins and fearless thief catchers, stalk all who dare to walk in the shadow of the hangman. When they catch a notorious burglar, they claim a handsome reward and infuriate the Bow Street Runners, who believe they have a monopoly on policing in the capital. Home Secretary Viscount Sidmouth faces a crisis.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible. Unless you like British drool.

    • By Jeff on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2

    • Steps to the Gallows

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. It is remarkably well informed and has therefore created a whole host of enemies. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper. He wants the killer brought to justice and the scandal sheet revived.

    Regular price: $21.37

  • Book 3

    • Date with the Executioner

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    1817. Dawn breaks on a summer's day in Chalk Farm, London, and the scene is set for a duel between a lady's two ardent admirers. Paul Skillen has been teaching Mark Bowerman how to shoot properly and, although he is not sanguine of his chances, stands as his second. Although the duel is broken up, the passions behind the duel seem to spill out into the full light of day when one of the two duellists is found dead, shot between the eyes.

    Regular price: $22.06

  • Book 4

    • Fugitive from the Grave

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1817. Upon receiving a letter from an old family friend, Clemency van Emden returns from Holland to find her father dead. She refuses to believe the middle-aged man died of natural causes, and the suspicious circumstances of his life during the past few months compel her to ask Peter and Paul Skillen for help. Why would a successful engineer suddenly begin begging for alms on the streets? Had he refused to ask for help, or was he prevented from doing so? 

    Regular price: $21.81