The Thief-Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner

The Thief-Taker: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner

T.F. Banks

June 1815. while Henry Morton is termed to the scene at Portman condominium in Claridge sq., the Bow highway constable reveals a guy useless in a hackney coach--ostensibly of asphyxiation. He used to be Halbert Glendinning, a gentleman of unsullied personality. Then why used to be he noticeable frequenting one in all London’s so much infamous dens of iniquity? And why has the driving force of the trainer vanished into the evening?

While Sir Nathaniel Conant, the executive Justice of the Peace at quantity four Bow highway, accepts the legitimate verdict of unintended loss of life, Morton is sure that Glendinning was once a sufferer of foul play. With the aid of actress Arabella Malibrant, certainly one of London’s such a lot celebrated beauties, he embarks on his personal discreet inquiry. and because the higher circles of London society shut ranks opposed to him, Morton races to unmask a killer whose explanations are as complicated and unfathomable because the passions that rule the human center.

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