• The Hellfire Conspiracy

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 4
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,109 ratings)

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The Hellfire Conspiracy

By: Will Thomas
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
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Publisher's Summary

When Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca.

Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing satanic rituals. He must track the fiend to his hideout, while Llewelyn confronts the man who put him in prison.

Dodging muckrakers, navigating the murky Thames under cover of darkness, and infiltrating London's most powerful secret society, The Hellfire Conspiracy is another wild ride that "brings to life a London roiling with secret leagues, deadly organizations, and hidden clubs" (Ron Bernas, Detroit Free Press).

©2007 Will Thomas (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Thomas cleverly develops his characters' personalities while maintaining his marvelously wrought descriptions of a bygone era." ( Kirkus)

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This series is addictive

I have enjoyed the first 4 audio books in the series, and am impatient for the rest to be released. The narration is superb. The historical settings vivid. All with a sprinkle of dry humor

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I'm love this series!!!

I just finished listening to the third book in this series and am so happy that I discovered it! It reminds me of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson! I for one do not get bored with the observations, thoughts, musings, and conversations, that allow me to be right there with the characters! Great writing, character and story development, and what an outstanding narrator! He is amazing, and is for this series, what George Guidall is for the Craig Johnson novels, e.g.! Love this narrator!!!
Am going to look right now if there are more books in this series!
Danyelle
Audible addict in Santa Fe, NM

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His best yet! Well done!

I have listened to all of the books thus far in the series. I believe this is the best one yet! Although they are all excellent books, this one seems to have moved to a different level. If you want to listen to a story with mystery, intrigue and no foul language, this is for you! The narrator does an excellent job as well, as usual. Being a Christian myself, I enjoy the references to Christianity and how it applies to us today as well as it did in the 19th century.

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Lost 2 stars

Excellent novel until the last two chapters, which were unnecessary and preachy. Some writers don't know when to write THE END.

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Thoroughly entertaining

Will Thomas's Victorian crime solving story and characters are thoroughly entertaining. I initially didn't believe that two detectives could share or should share the same context but readers soon find themselves shaking off the "Holmes hangover" and find the Hellfire Conspiracy most enjoyable.

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Excellent

This story awakens acute feelings and thoughts. It also has reasonable propositions on moral and political philosophies. The story and delivery were excellent with powerful passages.

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Another Good Installment

I happened on to this series by accident and have enjoyed it ever since. Great characters, good story line and the narration is done very well. This installment has an interesting case and good character development. All around, a solid effort. If you have not read the first installment, I advise you do so before diving in the middle. Things will be a lot more clear…I liked it.

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Great Entry in The Series

Like a grittier version of Holmes and Watson. A total immersion in the history and culture of 18 th century London. Great crime drama and human drama. The first person narration of Thomas Llewellyn is like a younger more naive version of Dr Watson. And there is the whole subtext of the injustices of the British class system and being a “gentleman”. Truly engaging for all fans of historical fiction, mysteries and suspense. The narrator is spot on in his voicings of many British accents from Barker’s Brogue to Llewelyn’s Oxford to guttural Cockney to the snooty “high born” gentlemen. The game is definitely afoot in this one!!!

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  • RD
  • 07-14-18

unbelievable

So, a young girl has JUST been taken from her home (presumably by a murderer), they are in hot pursuit of the perpetrator and they stop the search to participate in a boxing match????? Including the description of the ring and the boxers - Seriously unbelievable; very distracting from the main plot.

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Great series - bad tech

Purchased the first three books in this newly acquired Audible series, which have been coming out about one a month. Loved them. Fourth book will not play on any of our family's 3 iPod Nano 7G devices. It will play on iOS devices (like my iPhone) so I can say it's another good one in the series. But you might want to know about the iPod problem.

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  • Lucy
  • 11-01-20

great series

brilliant, I'm looking forward to the next one! I have enjoyed all the books in this series so far.