An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved," he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past. As they inch ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder, Llewelyn is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the heart of London's teeming underworld. Brimming with wit and unforgettable characters and steeped in authentic period detail, Some Danger Involved is a captivating page-turner that introduces an equally captivating duo.
About the Author
Will Thomas is the author of Some Danger Involved, the first novel featuring Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn, and now a Barry and Shamus Award nominee. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.
"What lucky readers will find in Some Danger Involved, by sure-footed first-time novelist Will Thomas, is a vibrant gumshoe full of contradictions and wit, equally at ease among London's highest society and its lowest denizens...Thomas's storytelling is top-notch, generously filled with humor and attention to detail. He brings to life a London roiling with secret leagues, deadly organizations, and hidden clubs." -- Ron Bernas, Detroit Free Press
"The characters are fresh and appealing and the setting strong and original...While we get to know young Llewelyn pretty well, there is still a lot to be learned about his enigmatic employer, which we hope will be revealed in books yet to come." -- Tom and Enid Schantz, The Denver Post
"An exciting page-turner...I look forward to their next adventure!" -- Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of No Graves as Yet and The Whitechapel Conspiracy
"Adds an appealing new duo to the hall of paired detectives...A colorful ride...terrific." --John Orr, San Jose Mercury News
"Will Thomas explores wonderful uncharted territory...true believers who go along for the ride will hate to see it end." -- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review