Death, intrigue and adventure in Victorian London: a gripping new detective series from a young British author.As a sometime Bow street Runner, sometime crook, Pyke has to make a living every which way he can. So when Lord Edmonton asks him to track someone down, Pyke is more than happy to agree - provided the fee is high enough.When, in the course of his search Pyke stumbles upon a gruesome scene, in which a young couple and their baby have been brutally murdered her realises that he may be out of his depth. Not long after, his mistress is murdered beside him as he sleeps, Pyke falls under suspicion and finds himself a prisoner in the notorious Newgate prison.Locked up and with only his uncle and Lord Edmonton's headstrong daughter believing in him, Pyke must not only engineed his own escape, find the real killer and untangle the web of politics that is being spun around him.From the gutters of Seven Dials, to the cells of Newgate, from the violent world of Victorian Dublin to the top levels of Machiavellian Victorian politics, The Last Days of Newgate is a gripping, dark and atmospheric detective novel, which introduces us to a fantastic, comples hero (a Rebus for the Victorian age) and marks the launch of an exciting new series.
Andrew Pepper is 36 and lives in Belfast where he is a lecturer in English at Queen's University. This is his first novel.