By Anne Perry
The homicide of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bed room on decrepit Pentecost Alley should still social gathering no stir in Victoria’s nice city, yet less than the victim’s physique, the police discover a Hellfire membership badge inscribed with the identify “Finlay Fitzjames”—a identify that immediately attracts Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case. Finlay’s father—immensely filthy rich, robust, and dangerous—refuses to contemplate the prospect that his son has been in Ada McKinley’s mattress. The implication is obvious: Pitt is to arrest anyone except Finlay Fitzjames for Ada’s loss of life. yet Thomas Pitt isn't really a guy to be intimidated, and with the aid of his quick-witted spouse, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation—one that twists and turns like London’s personal old streets.
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