An Honourable Thief - A Company of Rogues 1 (Hardback)
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An Honourable Thief - A Company of Rogues 1 (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 22/09/2022
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Introducing Jonas Flynt. Gambler. Thief. Killer. Man of honour.'High adventure meets espionage thriller as Jonas Flynt battles the tide of history and the deadly secrets of his own past...' D. V. Bishop, author of City of Vengeance'Reads like a genuine eighteenth century spy novel. I see a long future for Jonas Flynt' Ambrose Parry, author of The Way of All Flesh'Anyone who enjoys a good historical mystery and likes an edgy, charismatic protagonist is going to love the adventures of Douglas Skelton's new hero, Jonas Flynt' S.G. MacLean, author of The Seeker

1715. Jonas Flynt, ex-soldier and reluctant member of the Company of Rogues, a shady intelligence group run by ruthless spymaster Nathaniel Charters, is ordered to recover a missing document. Its contents could prove devastating in the wrong hands.

On her deathbed, the late Queen Anne may have promised the nation to her half-brother James, the Old Pretender, rather than the new king, George I. But the will has been lost. It may decide the fate of the nation.

The crown must recover it at all costs.

The trail takes Jonas from the dark and dangerous streets of London to an Edinburgh in chaos. He soon realises there are others on the hunt, and becomes embroiled in a long overdue family reunion, a jail break and a brutal street riot.

When secrets finally come to light, about the crown and about his own past, Jonas will learn that some truths, once discovered, can never be untold...

An atmospheric and utterly compelling blend of crime, history and thriller, to delight fans of S. J. Parris, Andrew Taylor and C. J. Sansom.

Praise for An Honourable Thief'An absolute triumph ... Five stars from me, and I look forward to reading more of Jonas's adventures' James Oswald, Sunday Times bestselling author

'Historical crime fiction at its absolute best. I loved it!' Marion Todd, author of the Detective Clare Mackay series

'Pitch-perfect stuff. Like all great historical novels you'll feel you're there! This is a departure for Skelton, who seems born to write high-end historical fiction' Denzil Meyrick, author of the DCI Daley thrillers

'Uniquely combines a page-turning thriller with a perfectly evoked sense of time and place. Powerful stuff from a master of his craft' Craig Russell, author of Hyde

'Skelton's mastery of time and place inhabited with richly drawn characters is a delight. It held me to the last tantalising page' David Gilman, author of The Englishman

'Jonas Flynt is one of those characters you'll be rooting for from the very first chapter ... it looks like Skelton has found a new home writing first-class historical fiction' Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief

'This is a fascinating, totally engrossing historical novel. Flynt is a most attractive, three-dimensional character and the same is true of the world he moves through. A brilliant, most enjoyable read' Paul Doherty, author of The Nightingale Gallery

'A cracking historical drama with breathless pacing and knuckle-chewing tension, all shot through with Skelton's deft characterisation and flashes of pitch-black humour. The perfect read to lose yourself in' Neil Broadfoot, author of Falling Fast

'A compelling tale of justice and vengeance, of intrigue and plotting, all centred around a flawed 18th century Jack Reacher' Morgan Cry, author of Thirty-One Bones

Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 9781804360156
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm

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“A rollicking good ride through 18th Century Britain.”

Douglas Skelton is best known for his gritty crime thrillers set in modern-day Scotland, so I was curious to see how he approached 18th Century Britain. I wasn't disappointed.

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“Lots of intrigue, action and emotion in this rip-roaring historical novel”

Douglas Skelton has written a cracker of a historical novel in An Honourable Thief. It is a fascinating blend of fact and fiction with a fantastic protagonist in Jonas Flynt, a well-defined and richly atmospheric... More

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“Entertaining historical thriller”

1715 Did the late Queen Anne leave a Will naming her half-brother, Catholic James Stuart, her heir to the Kingdom. Colonel Charters assigns one of his Company of Rogues, Jonas Flynt, to find the document. But he is... More

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