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Gallows Thief

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    Highly recommend this book!

    Great story written with beautifully descriptive language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2010

    A Good Easy Read

    Gallows Gate is a good adventure story that is easy to read. The historical fiction gives interesting facts about the lives during this time.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    Classy as well as classical

    This is the first time I have read a book by this Author, but I will certainly buy his books from now on. I love books set in this era and I think the story line as well as the historical aspect was very well told.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2007

    Another good historical novel by the master!

    Gallows Thief is a good book, filled with interesting characters and great scenes. Cornwell is a master at bringing the scene to life with vivid descriptions that make the reader feel, and in the case of Gallows Thief smell, like they are in the middle of the story. Rider Sandman the hero of Waterloo finds himself down and out in London with few prospects for employment, when he is asked by the Home Secretary to ¿investigate¿ the circumstances surrounding a murder, he can earn a month¿s pay in a week. Sandman takes the job only to find that the murder is far from the open and shut case that it first appears. In his attempt to prove the innocence of a condemned man Sandman meets several interesting characters as the reader is taken across London and into the country side to Kent. Cornwell does his usual brilliant job of bringing the story to life. It is an interesting and entertaining mystery. I found that I figured out the plot twist before it was totally revealed but I did not make all the connections that the author lays out. Gallows Thief is a fun read and a good break from some of Cornwell¿s longer series.

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