Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Children's Book Award!
"A thoroughly enjoyable page-turner." We Love This Book
"A fast-paced gothic horror for children... educational as well as entertaining" Families
"Chilling and addictive... a fantastic debut" Bookbabblers
"A beautifully evoked, gripping, Victorian chiller which will appeal to boys and girls." Costa Book Awards 2013, Judges comments
When their parents are killed in a fire, Titus Adams and his little sister Hannah are left to fend for themselves in the cruel and squalid slums of Victorian London. Taking shelter with his friend and saviour, Inspector Pilbury, Titus should feel safe. But though the inspector has just caught and hung a notorious child-murderer, the murders haven't stopped. Now everyone is a suspect, even the inspector himself, and unless Titus can find a way to end the killings, he will lose all that is dear to him.
For this evil cannot be contained, even by death.