London 1880: In the opium-laced streets of Limehouse the ferocious Lady Ginger rules with ruthless efficiency. But somebody is stealing her most valuable assets—her dancing girls—and that somebody has to be found and made to pay. Bold, impetuous, and blessed with more brains than she cares to admit, 17-year-old seamstress Kitty Peck reluctantly performs the role of bait for the kidnapper. But as Kitty's scandalous and terrifying act becomes the talk of the city, she finds she is facing a danger more deadly and horrifying than even the Lady Ginger.
"Occasionally a new writer bursts onto the scene with almost explosive force.... [This] hugely entertaining debut, set in the squalor, filth and depravity of Victorian Limehouse is all things to all readers—almost gothic in its intensity, but full of shades of dark and light, combining the macabre and wit of the music halls with a rattling action yarn which will appeal to historical readers, crime readers and people who just like a really well written adventure story.... The book is an absolutely first class read."—Crime Review