Random House, Inc. Deep in London's dangerous slums, Victorians transacted their most secret and shameful business. For a price, a man could procure whatever he wanted, but it happened now and then that the price he paid was his life.
Now, in sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor Leighton Duff lies dead, kicked and beaten to death. Beside him lies the barely living body of his son, Rhys. The police cannot fathom these brutal assaults until shrewd investigator William Monk uncovers a connection between them and a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. Then, shockingly, it begins to appear that young Rhys may have killed his own father. . . .
Baker & Taylor Victorian-era criminal investigator William Monk wonders if a respected solicitor general found dead in a London slum or his barely living son could be responsible for a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. Reprint.
Baker & Taylor When the respected solicitor Leighton Duff is found bludgeoned to death in one of Victorian London's worst slums, along with his severely injured son, Rhys, investigator William Monk uncovers a link between Duff's murder and a vicious series of attacks on