Limehouse, 1880: Dancing girls are going missing from Paradise - the criminal manor run with ruthless efficiency by the ferocious Lady Ginger.
Seventeen-year-old music hall seamstress Kitty Peck finds herself reluctantly drawn into a web of blackmail, depravity and murder when The Lady devises a singular scheme to discover the truth. But as Kitty's scandalous and terrifying act becomes the talk of London, she finds herself facing someone even more deadly and horrifying than The Lady.
Bold, impetuous and blessed with more brains than she cares to admit, it soon becomes apparent that it's up to the unlikely team of Kitty and her stagehand friend, Lucca, to unravel the truth and ensure that more girls do not meet with a similar fate.
©2013 Kate Griffin (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd
I've waited a couple of years for an audio version of this book after a friend read it in hardcopy and strongly recommended.
It was totally worth the wait. This is a thrilling story, with a Great London backdrop. The characters are interesting and colourful, the plot is suitably macabre and in Kitty we have a wonderfully drone heroin to cheer for.
Would recommend to any mystery fans, or fans of just great stories.
Phenomenal writing and characterisation. Story telling at its best set amongst the backdrop of Victorian London.
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