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Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill-Fortune

Kate Griffin

A fast-paced historical mystery with breath-taking twists and turns that takes us from the bohemian world of late 19th-Century Paris to a deadly secret at the heart of the British Empire.

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571310852
Date Published
02.07.2015
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Summary

A fast-paced historical mystery with breath-taking twists and turns that takes us from the bohemian world of late 19th-Century Paris to a deadly secret at the heart of the British Empire.

March 1881, London’s East End.

Kitty Peck, a spirited but vulnerable seventeen-year-old, is the reluctant heiress to Paradise, the criminal empire previously overseen by the formidable Lady Ginger. Far from the colour and camaraderie of the music hall where Kitty had been working, this newfound power brings with it isolation and uncertainty. Desperate to reconnect with Joey, her estranged brother, Kitty travels to Paris. Reunited at last, she is unable to refuse his request to take a child back to London. Within days of her return it’s clear that someone has followed them… and this someone is determined to kill the child… and anyone who stands in their way.

Critic Reviews

Griffin's authentic depiction of both the period and environs of Victorian London, you cannot help but be completely immersed in the penny dreadful atmosphere of the novel ... Tremendous fun.

Crime Fiction Lover
Critic Reviews

A twisting and turning historical thriller that captures the grit, grime and teeming life of 19th century London and Paris.

Daily Express
Critic Reviews

Fog swirls through the darkened streets of Victorian London in Kate Griffin's latest ... while criminals lurk in the gloom and danger awaits at every corner.

St Albans & Harpenden Review
Critic Reviews

Kitty's narrative voice ... is sharply memorable and deserves to be heard in a further adventure.

Nick Rennison, Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

Victorian London has never been better illustrated ... if this standard keeps up, we have a major new talent on our hands.

Virginia Blackburn, Sunday Express
Critic Reviews

This fast-paced historical mystery with its cleverly contrived twists and turns is a worthy follow-up to Griffin's debut ... Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders was shortlisted for last year's CWA Historical Dagger. This clever sequel combines the wit of the music halls with a great action story full of shades of light and macabre darkness.

Crime Review
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Kate Griffin’s first book Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders won the Faber/Stylist crime competition and was shortlisted for a CWA dagger. This is her third novel featuring Kitty Peck. Kate works for The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and lives just outside London., Kate Griffin was born within the sound of Bow bells, making her a…

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