The Pleasures of Men
by Kate Williams
In BriefThe year is 1840 and London, overcrowded and unhygienic, is sweltering under a heatwave which trails death and madness in its wake. Catherine Sorgeuil is haunted by her own past, and now she finds herself caught up in the horrific crimes of a serial killer. But is the Man of Crows really the most dangerous threat to her safety and her sanity?
Why you should read itBe transported into the vivid world of Victorian London through the sensitive eye for detail of one of our finest living nineteenth century historians. In Kate Williams's hands, the East End of the 1840s lives and breathes, with all its open sewers, dens of thieves and the bells of the nightsoil men. Against this backdrop, a compelling crime drama is about to unfold...