The Demon Undertaker
London, 1759, and young Thomas Fielding is fresh off the boat from the colony of Virginia. Sixteen years old and full of ambition, he is seeking the help of his uncle, Henry Fielding, the notorious playwright and London magistrate. But en route to his uncle’s lodgings in Covent Garden, Thomas witnesses a girl being kidnapped and gives chase. Lost in the maze of alleyways that make up the City of London, his first foray into police work ends in ignominy when he is arrested for the crime himself, but Thomas is determined to find the kidnapper, help his reprobate uncle be a true magistrate, and solve a personal mystery of his own.
From grand houses to thieves’ dens, budding detective Thomas Fielding leads you on a manhunt in a novel that is part Oliver Twist, part The Ruby in the Smoke.