The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (Mammoth Books) Paperback – 18 Aug 2011
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Ashley fills that canvas with consummate skill. (Guardian)
From Ancient Rome through thirteenth-century Venice to 1930s' New York, twelve compelling historical crime stories.See all Product Description
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Certainly the most enjoyable story in the collection is Hide and Seek, written by Tony Pollard. It's situated, fittingly, at the very centre of the book. Its 1605, the Gunpowder Plot has failed and those conspirators who evaded capture are on the run. We are introduced to Nicholas Owen, the man responsible for creating the most ingenious priest hides within the houses of recusant families during a time when Catholics were persecuted by law. Owen soon finds himself taking sanctuary at Hindlip House in a hiding place of his own making after he is tasked with keeping safe a dangerously implicating piece of evidence. The local Justice, Sir Henry Bromley, (whose incompetence is revealed in due course,) believes the conspirators to be in hiding there and sets to work England's most successful priest-hunter; Jonathan Noyce; to seek out those hidden within the walls of the house, though more is being concealed than just Catholic vestments or a master architect.Read more ›
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Interesting way to try out new authors. It covers a broad band of historyPublished 17 months ago by Miss M Holton