London, 1859. Great exhibitions. Foreign conquests. Underground trains. The era of Victorian marvels is also the time of the Great Stink. Beneath the
respectable surface, a multitude of ills need flushing out. When a man is killed in a hydraulic burst, novice detective Campbell Lawless stumbles on to the trail of
Berwick Skelton: this elusive activist rose from humble beginnings to cross swords with London’s illuminati, before vanishing, heartbroken, amid presages
Berwick’s trail leads to music hall hoofers, industrial sabotage and royal scandal. Lawless peels away veneers of secrecy to convince the powers-‐that-‐be of
Berwick’s revolutionary plans. Aided by a gang of street urchins known as “The Worms,” can he track down the underworld mastermind before he wreaks
vengeance on those who ride roughshod over his people?
Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square published to rave reviews and gained a cult following among Victorian crime fiction fans. Now brought back again to the
market, with all new stories in the series to follow in 2016, Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square is a strong historical thriller that will delight fans of George
Mann, Kate Griffin and Alex Grecian.
William Sutton comes from Dunblane, Scotland. He has written for The Times and the Fortean Times, acted in the longest play in the world, and played cricket for Brazil. He writes for international magazines about language, music and futurology. His plays have been produced on radio and in London fringe theatres. He has performed at events from the Edinburgh Festival to High Down Prison, often wielding a ukulele.
9781785650154 | 27 th November 2015 | Paperback & eBook | £7.99 | 496pp