Tom Wasp

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

Tom Wasp and the Murdered Stunner Publisher's Summary

East End chimney sweep Tom Wasp is highly flattered to be asked to model for Valentine Drake, a painter in fashionable Chelsea. His co-model is the beautiful and warm-hearted Bessie Barton, a redheaded stunner who soon becomes his friend.

When Bessie's body is found on the muddy banks of the river Thames, Tom is grief-stricken and vows to find her murderer. Assisted by his 11-year-old apprentice, Ned, he discovers a monstrous shadow that hung over her life: Moonman. But who is he? Is he one of the Angels - the high-minded group of artists to which Valentine belongs? Or is the truth more terrifying still?

©2007 Amy Myers; (P)2008 Soundings
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  • Book 1

    • Tom Wasp and the Murdered Stunner

    • By: Amy Myers
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Bessie's body is found on the muddy banks of the river Thames, Tom is grief-stricken and vows to find her murderer. Assisted by his 11-year-old apprentice, Ned, he discovers a monstrous shadow that hung over her life: Moonman. But who is he? Is he one of the Angels - the high-minded group of artists to which Valentine belongs? Or is the truth more terrifying still?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Alice on 03-18-08

    Regular price: $27.19

  • Book 2

    • Tom Wasp and the Newgate Knocker

    • By: Amy Myers
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When chimney sweep Tom Wasp is handed a pawn ticket by his friend Eliza Hogg on the day before she is due to be hanged in Newgate, both he and his apprentice Ned are mystified when the reclaimed item turns out to be a sailor doll. It is no ordinary doll, however. This one holds a secret that has the two most notorious gangs in London’s East End, the Rat Mob and the Nichols, at each other’s throats. When Dinah, the daughter of the leaders of the Rat Mob, is found murdered Tom resolves to find her killer.

    Regular price: $20.60