A Victorian Murder Mystery.
It is barely two years since the prostitutes of London's East End were terrorized by Jack the Ripper. Now in dismal Pentecost Alley, a killer is at work in Whitechapel once more. Not that the grisly murder of a mere whore is enough to merit the expertise of Superintendent Pitt of Bow Street. Society regards such women as less than human, deserving all they get. But beneath the mutilated body of the young girl there is a strange badge. The insignia proclaims it to be an emblem of the Hellfire Club and on the back is engraved the name of Finlay FitzJames.
So begins Pitt's curious association with the wealthy and immensely influential FitzJames family. Pitt cannot afford to make one false move. For what Victorian jury would take the word of a common prostitute against that of a FitzJames?