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Kitty Peck is taking on the underworld of London’s East End…
The Music Hall Murders:
It’s 1880 and dancing girls are going missing from ‘Paradise’ – the criminal manor run with ruthless efficiency by the ferocious Lady Ginger. The Lady devises a singular scheme to discover the secret to the mystery, and suddenly seventeen-year-old music hall seamstress Kitty Peck is drawn into a web of blackmail, depravity and murder. Bold, impetuous and blessed with more brains than she cares to admit, Kitty, with the help of her stagehand friend, Lucca, is left to unravel the truth and ensure that more girls do not meet with a similar fate.
The Child of Ill-Fortune:
A year later, and Kitty Peck is the reluctant heiress to ‘Paradise’. Far from the colour and camaraderie of the music hall where Kitty had been working, this new position brings with it isolation and uncertainty. Desperate to reconnect with Joey, her estranged brother, Kitty travels to Paris, but the joy of the reunion is overshadowed by his request for her to take a child back to London. Within days of her return it’s clear that someone has followed them – and that this someone is determined to kill the child, along with anyone who stands in their way…
Victorian London has never been better illustrated... if this standard keeps up, we have a major new talent on our hands.
[Griffin's] hugely entertaining debut, set in the squalor, filth and depravity of Victorian Limehouse is all things to all readers - almost gothic in its intensity, but full of shades of dark and light, combining the macabre and wit of the music halls with a rattling action yarn... the book is an absolutely first class read and I shall be surprised if there's a better debut this year.
Kitty's narrative voice... is sharply memorable and deserves to be heard in a further adventure.
A twisting and turning historical thriller that captures the grit, grime and teeming life of 19th century London and Paris.
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.
A top whodunnit.
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