The Thieftaker's Trek
 - Joan S. Sumner - eBook

mystery novel
eBook (epub)
327 pages
Ages 14+
ISBN: 978-3-7325-4802-6
Release Date: 10.07.2018


Murder. Abduction. An attic full of frightened children.
London, 1810. The industrial revolution roars across England like a steam locomotive. Cotton mills and factories rake in profits thanks to cheap labor. Not from illicit African slave trade - but by enslaving little children.

When young Harry is lured from home with a penny, he can hardly believe his luck. Now he can help his widowed mother put food on the table. But Harry doesn't return home. Just another victim from the slums. Until Peter Frobisher takes on the case.

Frobisher has his own dark past. He's a 'thief taker,' a bounty hunter of sorts. He tracks down criminals for a living, so finding a child should be easy. But the more Frobisher unravels, the more sinister the reality becomes. The trail leads Frobisher away from the city, onto the English canal network, and beyond to Derbyshire.

When a dead body turns up, what started as a missing child case becomes a hunt for survival.

Author Joan Sumner spins adventure and mystery into The Thief Taker's Trek - a meticulously researched tale of  London's industrial boom and the dark side of prosperity.