Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Alex Reeve lives in Buckinghamshire and is a university lecturer. Richard & Judy Book Club 2019 pick The House on Half Moon Street is his debut, and the first in a series of books featuring Leo Stanhope. @storyjoy
Wonderfully atmospheric, each page carries the whiff of sulphur and gaslight * Red * From the first page of Reeve's masterful debut, we are plunged into murky Victorian London. This is a brilliantly gripping, unsettling Gothic tale of murder, identity and desire * Diva * Highly original * Guardian * Reeve has not only crafted a brilliant crime novel, but has created a character who has made me see the world with new eyes. I await Leo's - and Reeve's - return eagerly. * The i * Creating a genuinely original protagonist in historical crime fiction is difficult, but Alex Reeve has succeeded ... An intriguing murder mystery and a complex portrait of a man isolated by his awareness of who he truly is * Sunday Times * An ingenious, pacey mystery with a sympathetic hero * Irish Times * An entertaining and ingenious psychological drama of gender identity enfolded within a dexterously plotted and deeply satisfying Victorian murder thriller. Leo Stanhope is an impulsive, infuriating and ardently honourable accidental detective driven by his passions - a vibrant, intense character for whom the ultimate mystery is himself -- Rachel Holmes A masterful Gothic mystery full of unsettling twists, riveting turns and characters that would make Dickens jealous -- Kaite Welsh, author of The Wages of Sin The House on Half Moon Street is everything you want from a novel - a wonderfully evoked setting, a fascinating cast of characters, a plot that turns the pages for you and beautiful, intricate writing. I loved it -- William Ryan A wonderfully fast moving drama with a wealth of captivating characters...And yet, below the decadent charm, historical issues of women's rights are threaded so well into the plot - as is the writer's sense of tenderness when describing the desperate loneliness of feeling `other' in one's physical body -- Essie Fox, author of The Last Days of Leda Grey It's hard to believe that this is a debut. Alex Reeve writes with confidence, insight and poise, and I was gripped from first page to last. Leo Stanhope got under my skin and has stayed there. He is authentic, engaging and utterly believable, and I felt for him at every step as he walked the streets of Victorian London. I adored this book, for its intricacy, its vividness and its compassionate heart. -- Stephanie Butland, author of Lost for Words Enthralling, exciting, extraordinary, and utterly convincing. Everything a great book should be -- Sarah Hilary Atmospheric, heartbreaking, and so tense it took my breath away. These characters have lodged firmly in my heart - I can't wait to see where they go next -- Angela Clarke