A Victorian mystery.
London, 1859. Novice detective, Campbell Lawless, stumbles onto the trail of Berwick Skelton, an elusive revolutionary, seemingly determined to bring London to its knees through a series of devilish acts of terrorism.
But cast into a lethal, intoxicating world of music hall hoofers, industrial sabotage and royal scandal, will Lawless survive long enough to capture this underworld nemesis, before he unleashes his final vengeance on a society he wants wiped from the face of the Earth?
Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square is the first of a series of Victorian thrillers featuring London policeman, Campbell Lawless on his rise through the ranks and his initiation as a spy.
“Before Holmes, there was Lawless…Before Lawless, the London streets weren’t safe to walk…”
“A thoroughly enjoyable tale of terrorist agents at work in Victorian London.” - Scottish Review of Books
“William Sutton’s first novel is fine, extravagant and thoroughly enjoyable… The action moves with dizzying speed from the highest quarters in the land to the vilest slums and low dives of the teeming city. …Thoroughly enjoyable. We are told that William Sutton is now at work on another Campbell Lawless mystery. If he can maintain this standard of invention, this mastery of linguistic tone, he is on to a winner.” - Allan Massie, The Scotsman
“First-rate Victorian crime fiction.” - The Herald
“Engaging, smart and witty – a highly alternative take on Victorian crime. Long live Lawless!” - Paul Johnson
“A thoroughly enjoyable tale.” - Scottish Review of Books
“Prose and interweaving plots built like wrought-iron Victorian follies … Genuinely funny.” – Scotland on Sunday
“Where the book really shines is in its evocation of Victorian London: a living, breathing, stinking beast of a city.” - The Bookbag
Date: 1st August 2013
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
Date: 30th July 2013
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99
Date: 30th July 2013
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / $6.99
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