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
The Englishmen of early-Georgian London were very proud of their liberty - but it was often bought at the cost of others' freedom. Wives owned nothing on their own - everything belonged to their husbands. And much of the wealth of the booming city was built by slaves.
Luc Garoul is outlawed and out of control. The Garouls have set their best hunters after her before she self-destructs and takes the whole pack with her. But will they reach her in time? A more sinister predator has Luc in her crosshairs—a hunter as cunning and unforgiving as her prey. Twenty years ago, Emily Johnston's father drowned in the Silverthread River, and no one in the town of Lost Creek believes it was an accident. For years, Emily has been spying on the Garouls. She has some ideas of her own as to what they really are. Now her chance has come. A lone Garoul has crossed her path, and Emily is determined to avenge her father. Emily is a strong and skilled hunter. And she has a silver collar. Fourth in the Garoul series.
The first in a werewolf paranormal trilogy from the acclaimed author, Mathilde Madden Eleven years ago a powerful ancient werewolf ripped Iris's life apart. One full moon night it attacked the two people she loved most in the world, killing her twin brother and leaving her boyfriend Alfie changed forever. Iris and Alfie vowed revenge on the Beast, but when Alfie began to show a twisted loyalty to the creature who had made him, Iris lost him too. Now, Alfie is back in Oxford where Iris - still haunted by her dead brother - is heading up the Vix, a shadowy organisation dedicated to killing his kind. But Alfie needs Iris's help or what the Beast did to him that night may yet prove fatal. His only hope of keeping his deadly beast under control is the Silver Collar - an ancient artefact currently owned by the Vix. But Iris isn't prepared to help Alfie secure it until he agrees to defy the rules of his kind and help her avenge Matthew's death.
Bought as a child to slave at an inn, Lyneth suffers under a terrible curse. Her frightening transformations can only be stopped when a priest puts a silver collar around her neck. The collar stops the change, but makes her ill. Her dangers increase as she matures into a beautiful and desirable woman. When a mysetrious nobleman visits the inn,her life changes forever.
An epic and fast-paced tale of lycanthropy and female werewolf hunters... Every full moon, Iris kills werewolves. It's what she's good at. What she's trained for. She's never imagined doing anything else . . . until she falls in love with one. And being a professional werewolf hunter and dating a werewolf poses a serious conflict of interests. To add to her problems, a group of witches decides she is the chosen one - destined to save humanity from the wolves at the door - while her new boss, Blake, who just happens to be her ex-husband, is hell-bent on sabotaging her new reltionship. All Iris wants is to snuggle up with her alpha wolf and be left alone. He might turn into a monster once a month, but in a lot of ways Iris does too.
This third part of Black Lace’s first paranormal trilogy is a fast-paced tale of female werewolf hunters on the prowl. Iris and Alfie have been driven apart by the Divine Wolf: the mother of them all. Now Iris needs to win Alfie back, not just for herself, but because the fate of the world might rest upon it. But the only way to free Alfie from the power of the Divine Wolf is to kill her, which could threaten all their lives.
The people of Thicket made a choice to break their perception of reality. When their future came without purpose, their choices came without anyone to trust. Thanks to the Silver Collar Society, the pathway to immortality is closer than they think. What they did to save the ones they loved became the tale of the man who tried to live forever. In a recycled world, people can reach their potential. In the city of Thicket, no one can survive without the Silver Collar Society in charge. People use bio-engineering to face the painful errors of their past, and as memories are illegally traded, everyone capable of second chances will stumble without something to believe. One person made a difference but the survival of Thicket became the one decision that saved the lives of millions by someone breaking all the rules. Having salvaged the last stronghold in existence, the people of Thicket became more than a tale of hope for the future of the human race. The first dystopian novel in the futuristic trilogy by author, A T Veatch. Published by Arkermin Project c.2011 As a not-for-profit publisher, Arkermin Project is dedicated to making available works of literature for the benefit of all mankind. We publish works including, but not limited to, translations of future predictions and conspiracy theories, historical viewpoints, fables about death, love and spirituality, apocalyptic survival guides, and boundless erotica. We publish our titles with the appreciation of the written word and with the art of storytelling. Let us publish your story today. [email protected]