'HIGHLY ENJOYABLE . . . ANOTHER WELL-EXECUTED NOVEL BY A RELIABLY MASTERFUL STORYTELLER' LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
1817. Dawn breaks over London, and the scene is set for a duel between a lady's ardent admirers. Thief-taker Paul Skillen has been teaching Mark Bowerman how to shoot properly, but he is not sanguine about his clumsy pupil's chances. Despite the breaking up of the duel by Bow Street Runners, the passions behind the confrontation seem to spill out into the full light of day when Bowerman is later stabbed to death.
Paul and his twin, Peter, are determined to see justice done and a race against the Runners begins, where the brothers must pick a path through threads of inheritance and treachery, with a beautiful woman at the heart of the web.
Edward Marston was born and brought up in South Wales. A full-time writer for over forty years, he has worked in radio, film, television and the theatre and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers' Association. Date with the Executioner is the second book in the Bow Street Rivals series.