The Devil's Acre

by Matthew Plampin

In Brief

When Samuel Colt sets up a gun factory in the heart of Victorian London, his new London secretary sees only career advancement and excitement ahead. But it isn't long before Colt's deadly product brings conspiracy, bitter deception and bloodshed to the streets of Westminster.

Why you should read it

This detailed and gripping historical novel draws the reader deep into the overlapping worlds of Victorian London, from the drawing rooms of the political elite to the worst slums of the desperate poor. A revealing portrait of an exhilarating period in the capital's history.

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