London, 1889. In Jess Faraday’s The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, Ira Adler, former rent-boy and current boy-toy of crime lord Cain Goddard, promises to steal back a priceless statue from a crafty blackmailer. He thinks it will be a simple job—until he discovers the statue hides evidence that could put Goddard away under the sodomy laws.
Everyone’s after the statue, including Ira’s bitter ex, the brilliant Dr. Timothy Lazarus. No sooner does Ira have the titular porcelain dog in his hands than he loses it to a wily, nimble-fingered prostitute. The hunt for the cursed dog drags him back to the East End streets where he grew up. Discovering secrets about his own past and Goddard’s present business dealings, Ira suddenly must question everything he knows.
Soon, an old friend turns up dead, and a rival proves to actually be a friend. Goddard is pressing Ira for a commitment, but every new discovery casts doubts on whether Ira should stay with him. In the end, he must choose between his hard-won life of luxury and standing against a grievous wrong. Can Goddard be trusted? Can anyone? This is a treasure hunt, murder mystery and love story all in one!
Softcover Book : 240 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books ( June 14, 2011 )
Item #: 13-447083
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.6inches
Product Weight: 8.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)