The Devil's Acre
by Matthew Plampin
In BriefWhen Samuel Colt sets up a gun factory in the heart of Victorian London, his new London secretary sees only career advancement and excitement ahead. But it isn't long before Colt's deadly product brings conspiracy, bitter deception and bloodshed to the streets of Westminster.
Why you should read itThis detailed and gripping historical novel draws the reader deep into the overlapping worlds of Victorian London, from the drawing rooms of the political elite to the worst slums of the desperate poor. A revealing portrait of an exhilarating period in the capital's history.