Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square: Introducing Campbell Lawless

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Murder. Vice. Pollution. Delays on the Tube. Some things never change…

London 1859-62. A time of great exhibitions, foreign conquests and underground trains. But the era of Victorian marvels is also the time of the Great Stink. With cholera and depravity never far from the headlines, it’s not only the sewers that smell bad.
Novice detective, Campbell Lawless, stumbles onto the trail of Berwick Skelton, an ...

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Overview

Murder. Vice. Pollution. Delays on the Tube. Some things never change…

London 1859-62. A time of great exhibitions, foreign conquests and underground trains. But the era of Victorian marvels is also the time of the Great Stink. With cholera and depravity never far from the headlines, it’s not only the sewers that smell bad.
Novice detective, Campbell Lawless, stumbles onto the trail of Berwick Skelton, an elusive revolutionary, seemingly determined to bring London to its knees through a series of devilish acts of terrorism.

But cast into a lethal, intoxicating world of music hall hoofers, industrial sabotage and royal scandal, will Lawless survive long enough to capture this underworld nemesis, before he unleashes his final vengeance on a society he wants wiped from the face of the Earth?

Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square
 is the first of a series of historical thrillers by William Sutton set during the mid-nineteenth century, featuring Metropolitan policeman, Campbell Lawless, aka the Watchman, on his rise through the ranks and his initiation as a spy.

Before Holmes, there was Lawless…

Before Campbell Lawless, the London streets weren’t safe to walk…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909223257
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 978,394
  • Product dimensions: 4.46 (w) x 6.74 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Not the best

    [I received this book from GoodReads/First Reads. And I thank them in advance for their generosity. However, I was not compensated otherwise and my opinions are my own. Now you know, and knowing's half the battle ;)]

    Thank goodness it's NOT Steampunk! However, it is a "penny dreadful" Victoriana mystery, emphasis on dreadful.

    Campbell Lawless is a wanna be ANYTHING than what he sees himself: a son who let down his father. He gets involved in such a mixed up mess I never could figure it out. He was an unfortunate soul prior to joing the force, and then Scotland Yard; bad with romance, family dynamics, tact and fashion, he gets embittered searching for the culprit. I still have no clue as to whether or not he solved it.

    I do like Sutton's descriptions. The women and children are well developed. I loved the librarian....but was not charmed by the book. sorry, its a pass

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Did not care for it.

    Review lead me to believe this was similar to a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Did not really care for this book. Jumped around and hard to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Boring

    Too much old English language, not enough interest. I forced myself to read 3 chapters to give it a chance. Bored, bored.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 20, 2013

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