Half Moon Street
Leo Stanhope #1
Like half the young men in London, Leo Stanhope is rich in dreams but poor of pocket. He dreams of making a home with Maria, the woman he loves. He dreams of a life far from the blood and stink of the morgue where he works. And he dreams of a world where no one cares what is tucked between his legs. Because Leo has a secret. And in Queen Victoria’s England, that secret could get him locked up for life...if nobody kills him first.
But it’s a prostitute who’s killed instead, and Leo who becomes the prime suspect. Desperate to clear his name and find the murderer, Leo is forced to sacrifice his books, his job, his home. Will he give up his secret? How much is justice worth? You thought “trans” was a 21st-century construct? Think again.
“An intriguing mystery and a complex portrait of a man isolated by his awareness of who he truly is” —Sunday Times [of London]
“An extraordinary tale of love, life and murder, with a unique twist that will make this book one of the most talked-about pieces of historical fiction this year.” —The Unseen Librarian
“An ingenious, pacey mystery” —The Irish Times
2019 • Fiction/Mystery • 312 pages • ISBN: 9781631941870