Antonia Hodgson's first novel, The Devil in the Marshalsea, won the 2014 CWA Historical Dagger and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year.The Silver Collar is the fourth in her bestselling Thomas Hawkins series, all of which can be read as standalone thrillers. Her work has been selected for the Richard & Judy and Waterstones book clubs and has been translated into several languages.
Praise for Death at Fountains Abbey - :A tale that more than matches its predecessors for pace and atmosphere. - The Sunday TimesThrough an admirable amount of research the award-winning author has used real people, events and settings to create a delightfully enjoyable standalone thriller. It crackles with wit and charm and cements Hawkins' place as the most lovable rogue in historical fiction. - Express OnlineI love Antonia Hodgson's slightly wicked sense of humour and it's put to good use here and her clear affection for Tom and Kitty and Sam, as well as her enthusiasm for the period, is infectious. This is such a strong series and I hope it goes on and on. - For Winter NightsAntonia Hodgson weaves a fantastic tale of both fact and fiction and emerges with a thoroughly enjoyable romp of a story. - NudgeA cracking murder mystery...The writing is clever, witty, eloquent and gripping, a real pleasure to read...you can almost feel that you are living in 18th century London. Historical fiction fans will lap this up, as did I. - Breakaway Reviewers