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The Fatal Coin (Dan Foster Mystery)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In the winter of 1794 Bow Street Runner and amateur pugilist, Dan Foster, is assigned to guard a Royal Mail coach. The mission ends in tragedy when a young constable is shot dead by a highwayman calling himself Colonel Pepper. Dan is determined to bring the killer to justice, but the trail runs cold.

Then Dan is sent to Staffordshire to recover a recently-excavated hoard o
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Debbie Young
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A welcome and fascinating addition to a compelling series, in shorter form this time (a novella)

If you haven't already come across the wonderful Dan Foster, the Bow Street Runner, pugilist, and detective with a difference, this is a great way to get to know him in this stand-alone quick-read novella.

As with all Boyce's novels, the cast of characters is an interesting and well-developed mix, and the historical context and setting brought vividly to life without the reader ever feeling like they'r
Diane Hogg
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The Fatal Coin by Lucienne Boyce, a short stand-alone novella for historical crime genre fans. This is my first brush with Lucienne Boyce, I have not had the pleasure of reading any of her books before, but I’m glad to have had the opportunity. To be honest, historical crime genre is not something I would immediately run to as being a must read but with reading this novella by Lucienne, I certainly will look in the future.

The Fatal Coin tells the story of Dan Foster, a Bow Street Runn
A.A. Abbott
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The self-styled Colonel Pepper is a cool, clever killer. That's the problem for Bow Street Runner, Dan Foster. Sent to the Midlands to track Pepper down, he finds himself outwitted at almost every step. Staring death in the face, he needs all his physical and intellectual resources to escape from the terrible fate Pepper has in store for him.

Set in the 1790s, this novella is an exciting read, and absolutely flawless. Be prepared to spend a few hours with your
Suzie Grogan
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Nicola Smith
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Fatal Coin is a novella but there's no way you could say it compromises on story or characterisations because it is a short read. We meet Dan Foster, a Bow Street Runner as he is engaged to find out what happened to a horde of gold coins that a recently deceased clergyman had found. He discovers this is linked to a man called Colonel Pepper whom Foster had come across before when a constable was shot dead. So Foster is on a mission to bring Pepper to justice and what a mission it turns into. ...more
Wendy Percival
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, historical
As one of the SilverWood "shorts", The Fatal Coin is the perfect way to meet Lucienne Boyce's character Dan Foster, the Bow Street runner from her full-length historical crime fiction novel, Bloodie Bones. In this ebook novella, Foster goes under cover to track down the murderer of one of his colleagues, a ruthless highwayman calling himself Colonel Pepper.

There's plenty of action, it's wonderfully atmospheric and cleverly immersed in historic detail. Dan Foster is on form, showing his determina
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting and well written brief experience into one of Bow Street Runner Dan Foster's adventures and a job that became more than he at first thought. While the whole book was very interesting, I found the ending to be extremely satisfying. As much as I liked how the case turned out, the description of the rector's sister coming to realization of how life really can be was, for me, the most well written portion of the book.

I accepted a copy of this book to read. The review opinions are my o
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Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction, non-fiction and biography. After gaining an MA in English Literature with the Open University in 2007, specialising in eighteenth-century fiction, she published her first historical novel, To The Fair Land (SilverWood Books, 2012), an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas.

Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery (2015)

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