London, 1810. In Vere Street is a house where men assemble to indulge passions for which the age will hang them. A raid on this notorious tavern sees the city gripped with hatred of Mollies, coupled with suspicion of their political sympathies. A few miles away in St. James's Palace, the Duke of Cumberland's valet suffers a violent death, which the authorities are anxious to see only as suicide.
"A mesmeric thriller" Financial Times
"This is the best kind of historical mystery - informative and utterly fascinating at the same time." The Guardian