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The hocus girl : a Simon Westow mystery

Author: Chris Nickson
Publisher: London : Severn House, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First world editionView all editions and formats
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"Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to clear his friend. Are the answers linked to rumours of a mysterious government spy in town? Davey's not the only one who needs Simon's help. Timber merchant George  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Spy fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Nickson
ISBN: 9780727889355 0727889354 9781780296494 1780296495
OCLC Number: 1099995205
Description: 219 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Chris Nickson.

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"Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to clear his friend. Are the answers linked to rumours of a mysterious government spy in town? Davey's not the only one who needs Simon's help. Timber merchant George Ericsson has been 'hocussed' by a young woman who spiked his drink and stole his valuable ring and watch. Who is she, and how does she know one of Simon's assistant Jane's deepest secrets? The path to the truth is twisted and dangerous. Simon and Jane encounter murder, lies, betrayal and a government terrified of its own people as they attempt to save Davey and find the hocus girl."--Publisher.

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