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An enthralling read’ — DAILY MAIL

In the gripping new novel by the author of The Fourteenth Letter, a lawyer in Victorian London must find a man he got off a murder charge – and who seems to have killed again . . .

Victorian London, 1882.

Five years ago, crusading lawyer Cage Lackmann successfully defended Moses Pickering against a charge of murder. Now, a body is found bearing all the disturbing hallmarks of that victim – and Pickering is missing.

Cage’s reputation is in tatters, and worse, he is implicated in this new murder by the bitter detective who led the first failed case. Left with no other alternative, Cage must find Pickering to prove his innocence.

Did Cage free a brutal murderer? Or is there something more sinister at work?


‘A darkly brilliant romp packed with intrigue and romance . . . curl up and prepare to become immersed

‘Exuberant plotting and witty prose. Great fun
The Times

‘Claire Evans has created a cast of deliciously sinister and mysterious characters. A hugely satisfying read
Good Housekeeping

‘If you enjoyed Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth or Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, then chances are you’re going to love this new thriller’
Hello Magazine


A lively historical thriller which has more than enough twists and turns to keep you guessing
Jaffareadstoo (blog)
The Graves of Whitechapel flows eloquently. Evans utilises the art form to add density to the evolving story with one poem above all - 'The Graves of Whitechapel' - cleverly perpetuating the plot's thickening mysteries
The Courier
A wonderfully atmospheric and compelling historical murder mystery
Lynn's Book Blog
This is a totally absorbing read from start to finish
Morning Star
This mystery melodrama has a Victorian setting almost Dickensian in its convincing portrayal of the seamier side of fog-wrapped London life . . . An enthralling read
Daily Mail
This is an excellent story . . . The historical context is admirable and convincing
Historical Novel Society (blog)
An atmospheric and pacey murder mystery
The Quick and the Read (blog)
The Graves of Whitechapel by Claire Evans is worthy of the highest acclaim. This is a novel that will keep you guessing to the very last chapter
The Coffee Pot Book Club (blog)
A twistingly brilliant tale
Peterborough Evening Telegraph