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The Thief Taker

Category: Historical Fiction
Author: Janet Gleeson
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Rating: 3.6 of 5 stars
Counts: 1392
Original Format: Paperback, 320 pages
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Publisher: September 1st 2006 by Simon & Schuster (first published September 1st 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0743290186
ISBN13: 9780743290180
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Tags: Fiction   Literature   Mystery   Book Club   Adult   Thriller   European Literature   Historical Fiction   Romance   British Literature   Mystery Thriller   Historical Mystery   18th Century  
Original Title: The Thief Taker
In the cellar there was no sound at all except her own breathing and the soft rustle of her skirts. After her eyes had grown accustomed to the dark, she noticed a niche in the wall a yard from where she stood. She saw something there about the size of her fist. Agnes quietly picked it up. It was wrapped in a cloth and surprisingly heavy. . . a pistol, the hilt filthy with mud and dirt. Suddenly she heard the chinking sound of glasses nearby. There was no mistaking the voices now. Before she had time to call out, another door creaked open and the pair emerged from the darkness.
Agnes Meadowes is cook to the Blanchards of Foster Lane, the renowned London silversmiths. Preparing jugged hare, oyster loaves, almond soup, and other delicacies for the family has given her a dependable life for herself and her son. But when the Blanchards' most prestigious commission, a giant silver wine cooler, is stolen and a young apprentice murdered, Theodore Blanchard calls on Agnes to investigate below stairs. Soon she is inside the sordid underworld of London crime, where learning the truth comes at a high price.

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