The House on Half Moon Street

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Leo Stanhope. Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner; in love with Maria; and hiding a very big secret. For Leo was born Charlotte, the daughter of a respectable reverend. But knowing he was meant to be a man – despite the evidence of his body – and unable to cope with living a lie any longer, he fled his family home at just 15 and has been living as Leo: his secret known to only a few trusted people. But then Maria is found dead and Leo is accused of her murder. Desperate to find her killer and under suspicion from all those around him, he stands to lose not just the woman he loves, but his freedom and, ultimately, his life.

ISBN: 9781408892718 Author: Reeve, Alex Publisher: Raven Books Publication Date: 27th December 2018 Imprint: Raven Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 368 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGERSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE’Enthralling, exciting, extraordinary and utterly convincing. Everything a great book should be’ Sarah Hilary‘Wonderfully atmospheric, each page carries the whiff of sulphur and gaslight’ RedEveryone has a secret… Only some lead to murder. Introducing Leo Stanhope: a Victorian transgender coroner’s assistant who must uncover a killer without risking his own futureWhen the body of a young woman is wheeled into the hospital where Leo Stanhope works, his life is thrown into chaos. Maria, the woman he loves, has been murdered and it is not long before the finger of suspicion is turned on him, threatening to expose his lifelong secret. For Leo Stanhope was born Charlotte, the daughter of a respectable reverend, but knowing he was meant to be a man – despite the evidence of his body – he fled his family home at just fifteen and has been living as Leo ever since. Desperate to find Maria’s killer, he now stands to lose not just his freedom, but ultimately his life.

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