Hawkwood (Paperback)

A Regency Crime Thriller

By James McGee

Pegasus Books, 9781605984339, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/1/2012)

List Price: 15.95*
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Now in paperback, the debut thriller in the investigator Matthew Hawkwood series, hunter of thieves, spies, and murderers in the streets of Regency London.

The year is 1811, and Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is ordered by Chief Magistrate James Read to investigate the double murder of a coachman and a naval courier on the Kent Road.  Hawkwood is initially puzzled as to why Read is so concerned by this relatively mundane case, but as his investigation unfolds, another body is discovered and a higher agenda begins to emerge—an attempt by the Emperor Napoleon to bring about a crushing military and psychological blow to Britain, the means of which would bring terror to the seas for years to come . . .

About the Author

James McGee grew up in Gibraltar, Germany, and Northern Ireland. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia and the Far East, but nowadays resides in Somerset, England. Five books from his Hawkwood series are available from Pegasus Books: Hawkwood, Resurrectionist, Rapscallion, Rebellion and The Blooding.

Praise For Hawkwood: A Regency Crime Thriller

The dashingly mysterious Hawkwood is entirely suitable as a Regency-era James Bond. The best of the writing, however,comes through McGee’s capacity for rendering Regency era London.

Historical thriller fans will look forward to the sequels.

Hawkwood has everything—duels and derring-do, London high life and London lowlife, French lechery and treachery—all contained in a fast-moving, cleverly constructed plot with an immaculately detailed historical background.

— Reginald Hill, winner of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award