Set in London in 1880, the book introduces Leo Stanhope, an assistant pathologist in love with Maria, and hiding a very big secret. For Leo was born Charlotte, but knowing he was meant to be a man – despite the evidence of his body – he fled his family home at just fifteen, and has been living as Leo ever since, his original identity known only to a few, trusted people. But then Maria is found dead and Leo is accused of her murder. Desperate to find her killer and under suspicion from all those around him, he stands to lose not just the woman he loves, but his freedom and, ultimately, his life.
‘The House on Half Moon Street is everything you want from a novel – a wonderful evoked setting, a fascinating cast of characters, a plot that turns the pages for you and beautiful, intricate writing.
I loved it’ – William Ryan
The House on Half Moon Street is the first book in a new historical crime series published by Bloomsbury Raven in the UK and Commonwealth and Editions Bragelonne in France.
It is also available as an audiobook and in large print.