Spitalfields, 1840. Catherine is an orphan, living in her uncle's rambling house in London's East End. Out in the streets, a murderer dubbed The Man of Crows is killing young women.
But the murders continue to panic the city and Catherine gradually realizes she is snared in a deadly trap, where nothing is as it first appears ... and lurking behind the lies Catherine has been told are secrets more deadly and devastating than anything her imagination can conjure.
With an elegant style and thrilling plot, The Pleasures of Men reveals the dark, beating heart of corrupt London during Queen Victoria's reign.