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Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows

Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows

ISBN
9780571325603
Published
07/11/2019
9780571325603
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
560

About the Book

‘Kitty Peck is a heroine amongst heroines.’ MIRANDA CARTER
'Evocative and addictive.' Stylist's Best Fiction and Feminist Reads for November

Even though Paradise was riddled with rot, I reckoned I could make it a cleaner place for the poor types who came with the dirty trades. I could make them all love me, I thought.

I was wrong about that. I’ve been wrong about so much.

When Kitty Peck took over Paradise – her grandmother’s East End criminal empire – she thought she would be able to run it her own way. What Kitty didn’t know was that her grandmother had also left her violently entwined with the Barons of London. This coterie of fiends will stop at nothing to gain power, and they’ve already robbed Kitty of so much that she held dear.

Kitty is determined to do away with the dark underbelly of Paradise and to transform her music halls into the jewels of Limehouse. But as she begins her final assault on the Barons, a new threat appears in the form of an eerily charismatic preacher on a crusade against ‘wickedness and vice’. Can Kitty save Paradise from destruction, without losing any more of the people she loves?

‘Kitty Peck is a heroine amongst heroines.’ MIRANDA CARTER'Evocative and addictive.' Stylist's Best Fiction and Feminist Reads for NovemberEven though Paradise was riddled with rot, I reckoned I could make it a cleaner place for the poor types who came with the dirty trades. I could make them all love me, I thought. I was wrong about that. I’ve been wrong about so much. When Kitty Peck took over Paradise – her grandmother’s East End criminal empire – she thought she would be able to run it her own way. What Kitty didn’t know was that her grandmother had also left her violently entwined with the Barons of London. This coterie of fiends will stop at nothing to gain power, and they’ve already robbed Kitty of so much that she held dear. Kitty is determined to do away with the dark underbelly of Paradise and to transform her music halls into the jewels of Limehouse. But as she begins her final assault on the Barons, a new threat appears in the form of an eerily charismatic preacher on a crusade against ‘wickedness and vice’. Can Kitty save Paradise from destruction, without losing any more of the people she loves?
  • Kate Griffin

    Kate Griffin was born within the sound of Bow bells, making her a true-born cockney. She has worked as an assistant to an antiques dealer, a journalist for local newspapers and now works for The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

    Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, Kate's first book, won the Stylist / Faber crime writing competition. Kate's maternal family lived in Victorian Limehouse and her grandmother told her many stories of life around the docks. Kate lives in St Albans.

“You can’t go wrong with the Kitty Peck series... Evocative and addictive, if you need an escape from the cold and want to transport yourself into a world of creepy righteous preachers, dark London alleys and a girl with the wit and humour to navigate them all, then this is the November read for you.”
- Stylist
“Griffin entreats patience from her readers before she unleashes a satisfying barrage of Technicolor effects.”
- Financial Times