Fatal Forgery

Fatal Forgery

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It is 1824, and trust in the virtual money of the day - new paper financial instruments - is so fragile that anyone forging them is sent to the scaffold. So why would one of London's most respected bankers start forging his clients' signatures? Sent to arrest Henry Fauntleroy, Constable Samuel Plank is determined to find out why the banker has risked his reputation, his banking house and his neck - and why he is so determined to plead guilty.

As the case makes its way through the Regency justice system, exercising the finest legal minds of their generation and dividing London society into the banker's supporters and detractors, Plank races against time to find the answers that can save Fauntleroy's life.

This is the first in the series of Sam Plank mysteries.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 16mm | 322g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1916001904
  • 9781916001909

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"A wonderfully entertaining novel from first page to last, 'Fatal Forgery' showcases the impressive and gifted storytelling talents of author Susan Grossey and will leave the reader looking eagerly toward her next effort." The Midwest Book Review

"Set in 1824 the Regency period is brought vividly to life through picturesque descriptions and believable dialogue; I could almost hear and smell London. I found it to be so educational about the period showing great research by the author married with great imagination and storytelling." The Kindle Book Review

"Given the present-day banking scandals that regularly hit the headlines, 'Fatal Forgery' does what all good historical fiction should do and mirrors our current time with an event in the past: in this case, a banking scandal of 1824... The novel shows a depth of knowledge one would expect from the author as she is an anti-money laundering consultant by trade." The Historical Novel Society
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