London, 18–. A bizarre and vicious rash of murders has wrapped the city in the cold grip of fear and a curfew is in place to protect young women from the clutches of an unknown madman.
Chastity MacLeod, a young investigator for the secretive Order of St. Raphael, is assigned the case. With only a woman’s severed head and a handful of macabre clues, she delves into an underworld where even devils fear to tread.
What she and her new companion Inspector Price uncover is an evil beyond imagining, something they must stop before it shakes the city and the Church to its very heart.
Book one of the Penny Dreadfuls