The Penitent Thief

Reader’s Review

” I have read the first two books in this series and I definitely want to read the rest. They are true mysteries without any extraneous fluff. There is an honorable man participating in unusual events. With twists and turns to keep you unsure of the culprit. I loved the stories. ”

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The Penitent Thief: A 19th Century Historical Murder Mystery (The Agora Mystery Series Book 2)

The Penitent Thief

A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned.
“Very close.” I motioned for him to enter. “Very close,
indeed.” I headed to the bureau, returning the weapon to its
proper place. “Do come in and have a seat.”


In the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, Clay Boutwell brings back the Agora Society and its premiere scholar, Carl Brooke. This is the second novella in the Agora Series, the first being, Two Tocks before Midnight.

If you would like to read them all, please search for “The Agora Letters” for five stories for the price of three.

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