Written only recently (pub. 2015) this is a great take on the genre. Anthony Quinn makes sure that we know the era he is writing about. Oswald Moseley; King (not quite) Edward and Mrs Simpson are in the news, Crystal Palace has not yet burnt down, and homosexuality is a crime. And in London, a serial killer is on the loose, and two women can identify him. Dangerously, he saw them.
The key characters in the book are well drawn. A married artist and his actress lover; an unwilling prostitute; a gay theatre critic and his straight male secretary will all have parts to play in this drama. Other characters, though smaller in the scheme of things are well done too - there is a snivelling mother in there that I would gladly have slapped myself! So when the artist sketches the face of the man the actress saw, it starts a chain of events that touch on everyone's lives. And at least one of them is going to die because of it.
Edge of seat kind of read - Recommended.