Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows
The fourth instalment in the fast-paced historical mystery series
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‘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?
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.
Griffin entreats patience from her readers before she unleashes a satisfying barrage of Technicolor effects.
Gloriously gothic and compelling.
Victorian London has never been better illustrated... we have a major new talent on our hands.
Original, well and simply written and has a horrible but moving subject. It also has more attention to character... than you find in most crime fiction.
Griffin’s writing is fluent and evocative, bringing London’s seedy underbelly to life with all its sights, sounds and smells. Her protagonists are likeable and engaging, and her villains are suitably dastardly. The plot is entertaining and rattles along with plenty of twists and turns . . . an enjoyable and entertaining read.