A spate of violent deaths has horrified 1930 London and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake—the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge—is no ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard's embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder, and in this series debut, she's on the trail of another killer. Jacob Flint, a young newspaperman temporarily manning The Clarion's crime desk, is looking for the scoop that will make his name, and his pursuit of Rachel Savernake will draw him ever-deeper into a labyrinth of deception and corruption.
"Highly atmospheric, spine-tingling fun.... The way that Edwards keeps deepening the creepiness of this mystery until the very end is utterly stunning."—Booklist (starred review)