The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

A lively tale of “pitch-perfect suspense” set in eighteenth-century England—one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Crime/Mystery Novels of the Year.

Author: Antonia Hodgson

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780544715943

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A lively tale of “pitch-perfect suspense” set in eighteenth-century England—one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Crime/Mystery Novels of the Year. Winner of the CWA Historical Dagger Award London, 1728. Tom Hawkins is headed to the gallows, accused of murder. Gentlemen don’t hang, and Tom will be damned if he’s the first—he is innocent, after all. It’s hard to say when Tom’s troubles began. He was happily living in sin with his beloved—though their neighbors weren’t happy about that. He probably shouldn’t have told London’s great criminal mastermind that he was in need of adventure. Nor should he have joined the king’s mistress in her fight against her vindictive husband. And he definitely shouldn’t have trusted the calculating Queen Caroline. She’s promised him a royal pardon if he holds his tongue, but there’s nothing more silent than a hanged man. Now Tom’s scrambling to save his life and protect those he loves. But as the noose tightens, his time is running out.
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A Death at Fountains Abbey

A Death at Fountains Abbey

'In a tale that more than matches its predecessors for pace and atmosphere, Hawkins is forced into confrontation with a psychopathic killer...hugely enjoyable' The Sunday Times 'You will burn.

Author: Antonia Hodgson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473615083

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 119

'In a tale that more than matches its predecessors for pace and atmosphere, Hawkins is forced into confrontation with a psychopathic killer...hugely enjoyable' The Sunday Times 'You will burn.' Late spring, 1728. Fresh from his escape from the gallows, Thomas Hawkins has arrived in Yorkshire with his ward, Sam Fleet. But death still has a hand upon his shoulder, even in such idyllic surroundings. John Aislabie, Tom's reluctant host, is being tormented by anonymous letters threatening murder. A disgraced politician, Aislabie certainly has plenty of enemies. But, trapped in a house haunted by old tragedies, Tom begins to suspect that the danger lies much closer to home. Someone is playing a subtle and deadly game of revenge, years in the planning. And now Tom is standing in their way...
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The Silver Collar

The Silver Collar

Antonia Hodgson gives us dark melodrama with wit, and a driving narrative with impeccable research . . . it leaves the reader hungry for more - Andrew Taylor The next rip-roaring thriller from Antonia Hodgson, featuring Thomas Hawkins ...

Author: Antonia Hodgson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473615120

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A triumph, a fine addition to a historical crime series that gets better with every book. Antonia Hodgson gives us dark melodrama with wit, and a driving narrative with impeccable research . . . it leaves the reader hungry for more - Andrew Taylor The next rip-roaring thriller from Antonia Hodgson, featuring Thomas Hawkins Autumn, 1728. Life is good for Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. The Cocked Pistol, Kitty's wickedly disreputable bookshop, is a roaring success. Tom's celebrity as 'Half-Hanged Hawkins', the man who survived the gallows, is also proving useful. Their happiness proves short-lived. When Tom is set upon by a street gang, he discovers there's a price on his head. Who on earth could want him dead - and why? With the help of his ward, Sam Fleet, and Sam's underworld connections, Tom's investigation leads to a fine house in Jermyn Street, the elegant, enigmatic Lady Vanhook and an escaped slave by the name of Jeremiah Patience. But for Tom and Kitty, discovering the truth is only the beginning of the nightmare. A powerful, deeply immersive thriller, The Silver Collar is both a celebration of love and friendship, and a terrifying exploration of evil. 'Hodgson once again shows what a skilful writer of historical thrillers she is' The Sunday Times Praise for Antonia Hodgson 'In a tale that more than matches its predecessors for pace and atmosphere, Hawkins is forced into confrontation with a psychopathic killer . . . hugely enjoyable' - The Sunday Times 'One of the most impressive practitioners of the historical crime genre' - Independent
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The Devil in the Marshalsea

The Devil in the Marshalsea

London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into a hell of a debtor's prison.

Author: Antonia Hodgson

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 144477543X

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 329

WINNER OF THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 2014. Longlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut crime novel of 2014. London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses into the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies. The trouble is, Tom Hawkins has never been good at following rules - even simple ones. And the recent grisly murder of a debtor, Captain Roberts, has brought further terror to the gaol. While the Captain's beautiful widow cries for justice, the finger of suspicion points only one way: to the sly, enigmatic figure of Samuel Fleet. Some call Fleet a devil, a man to avoid at all costs. But Tom Hawkins is sharing his cell. Soon, Tom's choice is clear: get to the truth of the murder - or be the next to die. A twisting mystery, a dazzling evocation of early 18th Century London, THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA is a thrilling debut novel full of intrigue and suspense.
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American Song A S

American Song  A S

... Arnold Borget ; Ronnie Britton ; Jehan Clements ; Tom Hawkins ; Johnny Mann
; Lance Mulcahy ; Robert W. Preston ... A ; Final Choral Blessing ; For Anne
Gregory ; Girl's Song ; Great Purple Butterfly , The ; Her Anxiety ; Last Confession
 ...

Author: Ken Bloom

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0028645731

Category: Musicals

Page: 2093

View: 847

American song contains data on over 4,800 American musicals spread over two volumes. All Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions are included, together with all resident theatre productions of shows by major artists, shows that closed out of town prior to Broadway, shows that toured, selected nightclub shows, straight plays with original songs, vaudeville and burlesque shows.
Categories: Musicals

American Song

American Song

Author: Ken Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009630693

Category: Musicals

Page: 616

View: 739

Volume 1 includes material "on nearly 3,300 American musicals. Volume 2 consists of complete indexes to more than 42,000 songs and more than 16,000 personnel, as well as a chronological listing of titles by year of production."
Categories: Musicals

Golden hours ed by W M Whittemore

Golden hours  ed  by W M  Whittemore

And now I must pass over that interview of Tom self did , too well , by reputation ) ,
and also knew where Hawkins with his wife and his children . It would he resided
. Dawson did not add that it was the scarcely be right to repeat the confession ...

Author: William Meynell Whittemore

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555026435

Category:

Page:

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Second Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature 1474 1700

Second Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature  1474 1700

London , that Part of the Billingsgate Act , which Printed for Francis Tyton , and
Thomas relates to the prohibiting Lobsters being Basset , . ... to John Wolf , 16
May , 1594 . that impudent Libel called , Fitz - Hary's FITZ , SIR JOHN . last
Confession , left under his own Hand ... with his Own Hand , dreames of Lusty
Jack his chief Associate And delivered to Doctor Hawkins Minisand companion in
mischief .

Author: William Carew Hazlitt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4229681

Category: English literature

Page: 717

View: 633

Categories: English literature

Collections and Notes 1867 1876

Collections and Notes  1867 1876

Licensed to Thomas Pavier , 28 Aug. , 1605 . The Confession of Edward Fitz -
harys , Sir John Fitz his Ghost , or the dolefull Esquire , Written with his Own Hand
, dreames of Lusty Jack his chief Associate And delivered to Doctor Hawkins ...

Author: William Carew Hazlitt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033689772

Category: English literature

Page: 717

View: 985

Categories: English literature

More Books

More Books

There are numerous corrections and interpolations ; the last eighteen or twenty
leaves are lacking . ... Manuscripts of sermons by Cotton Mather , letters by
Benjamin Colman , documents signed by Governor Shirley alternate with
confessions of pirates and account books of traders . ... He tells how he and
Thomas Hawkins " combined together to take the first vessell they should come
up withal and go ...

Author: Boston Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036745084

Category: Bibliography

Page:

View: 652

Categories: Bibliography

A Literary and Biographical History Gran Kem

A Literary and Biographical History  Gran Kem

younger brother of Sir Thomas Hawkins , of Nash Court , Kent , the translator of
Caussin ' s “ Holy Court . ... He has been confused with Dr . Francis Hawkins ,
chaplain of the Tower of London , who published “ The Confession of Edward Fitz
- Harris , Esq . " Lond . ... 1664 , 12mo . , with portr . of Lady Ferrers , was added
by the Puritan , Robert Codrington , M . A . , who translated and edited the last ...

Author: Joseph Gillow

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014436052

Category: Catholic literature

Page:

View: 154

Categories: Catholic literature

Video Source Book

Video Source Book

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1414406290

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 378

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Categories: Video recordings

Mormonism Shadow Or Reality

Mormonism  Shadow Or Reality

... the " The grand jury that indicted Thomas Hawkins also in- ' on the strength of
the confessions of the notorious ' Bill Hickman , ' who had confessed to some
eighteen or twenty privileged Mormon ranks . They were charged with
haymurders .

Author: Jerald Tanner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005881308

Category: Book of Mormon

Page: 576

View: 742

Categories: Book of Mormon

Records of the Suffolk County Court 1671 1680

Records of the Suffolk County Court  1671 1680

Iohn Brooking convictd by his own confession in Court of Selling Strong beere
and Cider without Licence Sentencd to pay ... Order to m ' Collacot about
HAWKINS money The Court considering the necessity of Thomas Hawkins and
his wife ...

Author: Massachusetts (Colony). County court (Suffolk co.).

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000025484014

Category: Court records

Page:

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Categories: Court records

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

Tom Hawkins .... Sydenham Greenfinch . Peter Priggins .... College Scout , ....
Hewlett , Rev. H. Henry Brownrigs . ... Leigh , Percival Barrabas Whitefeather
Articles in “ Punch . " Paul Goselett .. Confessions ........ Lever , Charles Herman
Grimbosh Whirligig Papers ... Three of these have been published within the past
month .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN443I

Category: Bibliography

Page:

View: 905

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The Red Hand

The Red Hand

As we move farther into the story, the events detailed are supported by existing historical accounts, though through Tom's eyes the reasons for the battles and fires turns what we know of the world upside down.

Author: C. Maloney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983538752

Category:

Page: 222

View: 901

"I am a fraud. My title, my power, my very name are not my own. How I came to be the most damned of men is set down here as my final confession. In these pages I will tell how I broke bread with Vampires and shared their friendship. In my confession I hope to explain the Great London Fire of 1666, the proliferation of plague deaths in the city, and how I came to murder an Archduke." An excerpt of the manuscript discovered in 1967 within the false bottom of a rotten sea chest belonging to a Captain C. Johnson. In The Red Hand, we learn of the existence of a secret religious society, The Red Hand. These zealots seek to destroy all vampires, and are willing to pay any cost, including putting settlements to the sword or unleashing undead terror. Tom Hawkins relates his capture, torture, and imprisonment by the Red Hand. His treatment is such that Tom turns away from the human race and casts his lot with his former masters. In the year of our lord 1658, the Albatross was lost with all hands during a hurricane. Stories from merchant sailors describing a shadowy pirate vessel that preyed upon the ill-advised and unlucky have never been confirmed. But in this extraordinary manuscript we have the first proof of its existence, if we are to believe the adventures written by a Tom Hawkins, known to the world as the Marquis de Maintenon. The Marquis Papers detail the exploits of a young boy who finds himself enmeshed in the horrors of 17th century Caribbean society still troubled by creatures we now relegate to fantasy. While he considers himself a failure, he does enlighten us as to the true nature of a number of assassinations and troubling events in the Caribbean. Through it all, Tom maintains his dedication to his own possible salvation even after he has been involved in more villainy than most men dream of. We learn of his despair, terror and determination in the face of the vampire pirates, and his horror at finding himself worse off in the company of fellow mortals. As we move farther into the story, the events detailed are supported by existing historical accounts, though through Tom's eyes the reasons for the battles and fires turns what we know of the world upside down. But Tom's explanations do bring new light to otherwise odd or strange occurrences in the court of Louis XIV. If true, the world owes Tom a debt of gratitude.
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Arctic Refuge

Arctic Refuge

As we move farther into the story, the events detailed are supported by existing historical accounts, though through Tom's eyes the reasons for the battles and fires turns what we know of the world upside down.

Author: C. Maloney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983565458

Category:

Page: 258

View: 308

"I am a fraud. My title, my power, my very name are not my own. How I came to be the most damned of men is set down here as my final confession. In these pages I will tell how I broke bread with Vampires and shared their friendship. In my confession I hope to explain the Great London Fire of 1666, the proliferation of plague deaths in the city, and how I came to murder an Archduke." An excerpt of the manuscript discovered in 1967 within the false bottom of a rotten sea chest belonging to a Captain C. Johnson. In the year of our lord 1658, the Albatross was lost with all hands during a hurricane. Stories from merchant sailors describing a shadowy pirate vessel that preyed upon the ill-advised and unlucky have never been confirmed. But in this extraordinary manuscript we have the first proof of its existence, if we are to believe the adventures written by a Tom Hawkins, known to the world as the Marquis de Maintenon. The Marquis Papers detail the exploits of a young boy who finds himself enmeshed in the horrors of 17th century Caribbean society still troubled by creatures we now relegate to fantasy. While he considers himself a failure, he does enlighten us as to the true nature of a number of assassinations and troubling events in the Caribbean. In Arctic Refuge, Tom Hawkins relates his transformation from a cabin boy to vampires to a nobleman. He tells of assassinations and plots within plots at the French court. Tom's nobility brings him love in the shape of a young lady so far above his station that he dared not look her in the face. Through it all, Tom maintains his dedication to his own possible salvation even after he has been involved in more villainy than most men dream of. As we move farther into the story, the events detailed are supported by existing historical accounts, though through Tom's eyes the reasons for the battles and fires turns what we know of the world upside down. But Tom's explanations do bring new light to otherwise odd or strange occurrences in the court of Louis XIV. If true, the world owes Tom a debt of gratitude.
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