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Douglas Skelton’s highly acclaimed new historical crime thriller, An Honourable Thief, takes the reader into the world of Jonas Flynt, an ex-soldier and reluctant member of the Company of Rogues, a shady intelligence group run by ruthless spymaster Nathaniel Charters. He is ordered to recover a missing document, the contents of which 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 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.Rave reviews
“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.
“An Honourable Thief 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
“Historical crime fiction at its absolute best. I loved it!” Marion Todd, author of the Detective Clare Mackay series.
Douglas Skelton has published twelve non fiction books and ten crime thrillers. He has been longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize three times, most recently in 2022. Skelton contributes to true crime shows on TV and radio and is a regular on the crime writing festival circuit.