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TheAnarchists' Club

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The highly anticipated second book in the Leo Stanhope series, set in Victorian London and featur... Read More

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The highly anticipated second book in the Leo Stanhope series, set in Victorian London and featuring a fresh and original protagonist in the form of Leo Stanhope: born a woman, but living and identifying as a manThe House on Half Moon Street was published to rave reviews from readers, booksellers and reviewers, with many highlighting the brilliant characterisation and the thoughtful treatment of transgender identityAlex Reeve will be available for festivals and events throughout 2019Alex Reeve lives in Buckinghamshire and is a university lecturer. The Anarchists' Club is the second in the Leo Stanhope series, following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club pick The House on Half Moon Street, which was shortlisted for the CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger, the Polari First Book Prize and the RSL Christopher Bland Prize.'Leo Stanhope is a wonderful creation, his world atmospheric and terrifying, and his own story as powerful and enthralling as the mysteries he investigates' Sam Blake The second book in the acclaimed new historical crime series following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick, The House on Half Moon Street It's been a year since Leo Stanhope lost the woman he loved, and came closing to losing his own life. Now, more than ever, he is determined to keep his head down and stay safe, without risking those he holds dear. But Leo's hopes for peace and security are shattered when the police unexpectedly arrive at his lodgings: a woman has been found murdered at a club for anarchists, and Leo's address is in her purse. When Leo is taken to the club by the police, he is shocked to discover there a man from his past, a man who knows Leo's birth identity. And if Leo does not provide him with an alibi for the night of the woman's killing, he is going to share this information with the authorities. If Leo's true identity is unmasked, he will be thrown into an asylum, but if he lies... will he be protecting a murderer?The second book in the acclaimed new historical crime series following on from the Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick, The House on Half Moon StreetA gripping, fast-paced read stuffed full of atmosphere and murder most foulThe second novel in the Leo Stanhope series stands alone, and it's well worth your time . A deeply atmospheric thriller with more twists and turns than the grubby streets of London, and a central character we really care aboutLeo Stanhope was one of the finest literary creations of last year - a fully realised trans amateur detective in Victorian LondonA gripping tale that twists like the dark back streets of Victorian London to a devastating conclusion, The Anarchist's Club and its colourful cast will not let you go. Leo Stanhope is a wonderful creation, his world atmospheric and terrifying, and his own story as powerful and enthralling as the mysteries he investigatesAnother class act from Alex Reeve. Leo is a brilliant hero: clever and flawed, infuriating and at the same time someone I root for at every turnHighly originalReeve has not only crafted a brilliant crime novel, but has created a character who has made me see the world with new eyes. I await Leo's - and Reeve's - return eagerlyA masterful Gothic mystery full of unsettling twists, riveting turns and characters that would make Dickens jealousCreating a genuinely original protagonist in historical crime fiction is difficult, but Alex Reeve has succeeded ... An intriguing murder mystery and a complex portrait of a man isolated by his awareness of who he truly isThis tense, emotional journey through late-Victorian London has an unusual and memorable young hero at its heart, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders

Product Details

Title: TheAnarchists' Club
Author: Alex Reeve
SKU: BK0430565
EAN: 9781526625885

About Author

Alex Reeve lives in Buckinghamshire and is a university lecturer. Richard & Judy Book Club pick The House on Half Moon Street was his debut, and the first in a series of books featuring Leo Stanhope. The second, The Anarchists' Club, will be out in May 2019. @storyjoy

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