Young nobleman Sebastian St Cyr finds himself framed for the violent murder of a young actress. Urged by his family to flee to continent, instead he goes into hiding in the more disreputable areas of London whilst pursuing his own investigation into the murder, ably aided by a surgeon from his army days, an ex-lover actress and a pick-pocket lad.
Very entertaining, with a good twisty plot and plenty of action. The complex politics of the era make an interesting backdrop and Sebastian St Cyr himself makes a very dashing lead,(if slightly too egalitarian to be a fully convincing Regency nobleman). The murder scene has a certain amount of gore, but nothing you can't skip over if squeamish.