The House on Half Moon Street

The House on Half Moon Street

Everyone has a secret... Only some lead to murder. Leo Stanhope. Assistant to a London coroner; in love with Maria; and hiding a very big secret. For Leo was born Charlotte, but knowing he was meant to be a man ? despite the evidence of his body ? he fled his family home at just fifteen, and has been living as Leo ever since: his original identity known only to a few truste Everyone has a secret... Only some lead to murder. Leo Stanhope. Assistant to a London coroner; in love wi...

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Title:The House on Half Moon Street
Author:Alex Reeve
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Genres:Historical
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The House on Half Moon Street Reviews

  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Jul 10, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

  • Beadyjan
    Jun 25, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

    thanks Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and netgalley for this ARC. so much feelings in so short a story. its amazing what you'll get out of this narrative. ...

    I do like a good dose of historical fiction every so often. I especially like the cerebral investigative process rather than the main protagonist merely relying on technology. This book obviously has that as it is set in Victorian times, in London to be specific. But, what it also has ...

    I feel a bit embarrassed that it took me a while to get around to reading this fabulous historical mystery with a difference. 2018 has been for me THE year of the book, with a plethora of wonderful, tempting new titles to entice and beguile me, and a delightful profusion of new histori...

  • Icy Sedgwick
    May 10, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    May 03, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

  • Kate
    Apr 18, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 23, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

    thanks Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and netgalley for this ARC. so much feelings in so short a story. its amazing what you'll get out of this narrative. ...

    I do like a good dose of historical fiction every so often. I especially like the cerebral investigative process rather than the main protagonist merely relying on technology. This book obviously has that as it is set in Victorian times, in London to be specific. But, what it also has ...

    I feel a bit embarrassed that it took me a while to get around to reading this fabulous historical mystery with a difference. 2018 has been for me THE year of the book, with a plethora of wonderful, tempting new titles to entice and beguile me, and a delightful profusion of new histori...

    Originally posted to www.katiealexandrablog.wordpress.com First off, thanks so much to Raven Books for sending me an electronic version of The House of Half Moon Street. I was intrigued from the get go and started to love this book from the very beginning. Leo Stanhope, a trans...

  • Kath
    Apr 15, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

    thanks Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and netgalley for this ARC. so much feelings in so short a story. its amazing what you'll get out of this narrative. ...

    I do like a good dose of historical fiction every so often. I especially like the cerebral investigative process rather than the main protagonist merely relying on technology. This book obviously has that as it is set in Victorian times, in London to be specific. But, what it also has ...

  • Connie
    Mar 20, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

  • Julie Cohen
    May 17, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

  • Jim
    Aug 07, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

  • Elizabeth
    Sep 24, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

  • Nicki
    May 21, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 22, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

  • Emma
    May 04, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

  • Gail Wylde
    May 03, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

  • Nia
    Feb 19, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

  • Helga
    May 04, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

  • Thebooktrail
    Mar 14, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

  • Sophie Eminson
    Jul 27, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

    thanks Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and netgalley for this ARC. so much feelings in so short a story. its amazing what you'll get out of this narrative. ...

    I do like a good dose of historical fiction every so often. I especially like the cerebral investigative process rather than the main protagonist merely relying on technology. This book obviously has that as it is set in Victorian times, in London to be specific. But, what it also has ...

    I feel a bit embarrassed that it took me a while to get around to reading this fabulous historical mystery with a difference. 2018 has been for me THE year of the book, with a plethora of wonderful, tempting new titles to entice and beguile me, and a delightful profusion of new histori...

    Originally posted to www.katiealexandrablog.wordpress.com First off, thanks so much to Raven Books for sending me an electronic version of The House of Half Moon Street. I was intrigued from the get go and started to love this book from the very beginning. Leo Stanhope, a trans...

    romanticsrebelsandreviews.wordpress.c... ? It?s got such a long title, I decided that would be the name of the review! The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve is an interesting, dark and modern Gothic tale set in the Victorian era, which sounds highly contradictory. It is mode...

  • Paromjit
    Apr 03, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

  • Jacob Collins
    Jan 16, 2019

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    May 04, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Jan 02, 2019

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

  • Emma
    Feb 27, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

  • Leesa
    Apr 19, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

  • Zoe
    Feb 04, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

    thanks Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) and netgalley for this ARC. so much feelings in so short a story. its amazing what you'll get out of this narrative. ...

  • Ash Taylor
    Jul 14, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...

    London, 1880. The body of a man is washed up by the Thames and delivered to the hands of Leo Stanhope, a coroner?s assistant. He appears to have drowned, a bottle of ale in his pocket and five pennies and a farthing in his wallet. There is nothing particularly sinister about this vag...

    I can't recommend this book enough. It was an absolute pleasure to read. Such a great idea to set it in Victorian London, and the descriptions made the setting come alive. I felt I was there. Leo makes a great hero, and I am delighted to hear it is going to be a series. He was so sens...

    An atmospheric historical crime novel set in Victorian London. The protagonist is Leo Stanhope who is transgender and only a few trusted friends know. But Leo's world comes crashing down when the love of his life Maria is found dead and Leo is arrested and accused of her murder. I rea...

    A very surprising read. The Victorian setting gave this a feeling of unpredictability whilst also lending to characterisations with depth. This was a little slow to start, but I read half of it in an afternoon. Bonus points for transgender representation that is respectful of the diffi...

    I enjoyed this Victorian tale of Leo, who was born Charlotte but knows he really is a man. It's full of murder and mayhem and hopefully is the start of of a great new series. Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alex Reeve for the chance to read this book. ...

    Not bad, but I wasn't hooked. ...

    I received an uncorrected proof of House on Half Moon Street and although I don't read crime novels the plot summary was so interesting I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I was particularly interested to see how Reeve would write our protagonist, Leo and his experiences as a transgen...

    A cracking Victorian mystery with one of the most heroic and sympathetic protagonists I've read in a long time. ...

    Really loved the story, thought it was a good setup for a series to come out of it. I also think it is incredibly well-written. ...

    This review contains spoilers and a mention of rape A surgeon?s assistant in the morgue, Leo?s life is turned on its head when the woman he loves is murdered. Determined to find her killer while keeping his identity a secret, he ventures into a world of lying, cheating, and wh...

  • Martin
    Aug 25, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

  • Pheadra
    May 03, 2018

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

  • Andrea Hicks
    Jan 07, 2019

    This is a thought provoking historical crime drama with Leo Stanhope, a transgender coroner's assistant, set in Victorian London. Born Charlotte Pritchard, he has 2 siblings, and feels an absolute conviction he is a man, cruelly made to live within the body of a woman, he leaves home a...

    "We blunder about in the worlds we make for ourselves. Who can ever truly understand what's going on in someone else's head?" The story of The House on Half Moon Street is set in London in the 1880-s. Leo Stanhope is an assistant coroner who is in love with Maria, a prostitute in Ha...

    The main reason I wanted to read this novel was the protagonist, Leo, a man that was born in a woman's body. I mean how often do you encounter a transgender protagonist in historical fiction: not that often. I have read books where a woman dresses like a man to achieve an objective, bu...

    The House On Half Moon Street was an atmospheric and emotive read ? which is all about, really, it?s central character Leo, transgender, living in a time where the only way to live the truth is by living a lie? Alex Reeve captures the sense of a gritty, Victorian London with a...

    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The House on Half Moon Street has three fundamental sides to it: it's a crime novel, a historical novel, and a character study of its protagonist L...

    Really enjoyable and at times quite intense portrayal of life in London in the 1880s for poor women and for those who challenge Victorian conceptions of sexuality and gender identity. Leo is a wonderful hero with the weight of the world on his shoulders. I'm really pleased to hear that...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for a review copy of The House on Half Moon Street, the first novel to feature Leo Stanhope, set in Victorian London. Leo is happy, in love with Maria and working in the mortuary at Westminster Infirmary, but all is not as it seems bec...

    This is a unique spin on historical fiction! The main character is transgender which I?d never come across before in this type of novel and it was a very unique way of telling a story. The entire novel felt different and more dangerous as the world certainly was back then - for trans...

    The House On Half Moon Street is a debut novel and #1 in the Leo Stanhope series. This series is set in Victorian London 1880. What makes this historical crime fiction novel so unique, is that Leo was born female. Now, this is not to be confused with Leo masquerading as a male in-order...

    This is a highly entertaining and thought provoking debut from Alex Reeve. Set in London in 1880, it features Leo, a young man embroiled in a murder mystery when his lover is found washed up on the shores of the Thames. The thing that sets this book apart from many other historical mys...

    I must admit that when I started reading this book I didn?t think it was going to be one I was going to enjoy, and I did initially struggle to get into the story. But I did find Alex Reeve?s writing to be wonderfully immersive and as I got to know the characters, especially our pro...

    I've always loved historical crime thrillers, since I get bored with detective efforts relying on modern forensics. Where's some good old-fashioned detective work? Alex Reeve's The House on Half Moon Street runs with this concept, made more interesting by the fact our intrepid hero, Le...

    Set in the 1800s in London, debut author Alex Reeve transports the reader through main character Leo (born Charlotte), a woman in the disguise of a man. Naive and vulnerable, Leo falls in love with a prostitute, Maria, with whom Leo has had a two-year relationship, meeting every fortni...

    'The truth is like clay: you mould it to what you want, and then it hardens.? Set in London during the 1880s, this novel is a blend of historical and crime fiction with an intriguing protagonist. Leo Stanhope works as an assistant to a London coroner. Leo is a frequent visitor to ...

    Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing, Alex Reeve, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read The House on Half Moon Street, one of the most atmospheric novels I have read, and I'm very happy to place it in my top five reads for this year. Leo Stanhope is born a girl, Charlotte, but is in...