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The House on Half Moon Street
The House on Half Moon Street | Alex Reeve
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Everyone has a secret... Only some lead to murder. Introducing Leo Stanhope: a Victorian transgender coroner's assistant who must uncover a killer without risking his own future Leo Stanhope. Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner; in love with Maria; and hiding a very big secret. For Leo was born Charlotte, the daughter of a respectable reverend. But knowing he was meant to be a man despite the evidence of his body and unable to cope with living a lie any longer, he fled his family home at just fifteen and has been living as Leo: his secret known to only a few trusted people. But then Maria is found dead and Leo is accused of her murder. Desperate to find her killer and under suspicion from all those around him, he stands to lose not just the woman he loves, but his freedom and, ultimately, his life. A wonderfully atmospheric debut, rich in character and setting, in The House on Half Moon Street Alex Reeve has created a world that crime readers will want to return to again and again.
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JazzFeathers
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#Two4Tusday @TheSpineView

1. For me the characters are paramount. I want them real and flawed, but also with an aspiration to tedemption. I also want a plot which pieces fall into place like a puzzle. And an expotition that leaves space to my intuition.
2. I don't often reread. I find that my perception of a book changes over time. Sometimes l appreciated more on reread, sometimes less.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 1w
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elliebatey
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Loved this psychological thriller 👏🏼 5/5

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nozpow
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"You dont go to a whore's funeral. Its like eating a steak and then mourning the cow"

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nozpow
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"As long as your still on the board Leo, you can still win the game. A pawn can become a queen in the end"

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Blueroseis

Browsing Amazon I thought this would be an interesting read. Just prior to ordering it I noticed I already had it on my bookshelf. Today I settled down to read it only to discover that I already had.

Andrew65 😂😂😂 1y
Nute Been there. Done that!🤣 1y
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BooksAndYarn
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This was an enjoyable read. I liked the overall idea and was genuinely wrong about both my predictions to the ending. The outcome of books are the only time I'm happy to be wrong

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Almost halfway through this one. I got a little fold away stand a few days ago and it's absolutely perfect for my kindle, which I appreciate hugely because 99% of my books now are ebooks. Bonus is the back part can fold flat and is adjustable so i can take it anywhere. Makes knitting/crocheting while reading a whole lot easier

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BooksAndYarn
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Gonna try and get a start on this one tonight. Reading hasn't been something I've had a lot of time for lately, and that doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon, but I'll still be getting in my pages here and there when I can.

TheBookKeepers Read when you can! May it always be a refuge & never a chore ❤️ 1y
BooksAndYarn @TheBookKeepers oh it's never a chore ... chores are what prevent me from reading. Reading is my happy place, I just wish it didnt have to be put on the backburner as much 1y
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JazzFeathers
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Total, absolute, pick!
It's a mystery, but also a bildungroman and to some extent a coming of age. Filled with awesome characters, both male and female.
Leo was born Charlotte, but eventually he could shape his life the way he wanted. Life has some hard surprises in store for him, though.
It's a wonderful story.

Full review here https://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-the-house-on-half-moon-street/

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kezzlou85
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This was a really interesting read with a clever plot. The story is detailed and atmospheric. The mystery is clever with many twists that keep you unsure until the end.
Leo is such a great lead character especially as he's a man in a woman's body. It's an interesting twist to the story and written so well. Plus I grew to love him as the book developed

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VanessaCW
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This a fabulous read with some fantastic and intriguing characters. The leading protagonist is very realistic, likeable and sympathetically drawn. It‘s beautifully and evocatively written. There‘s a good sense of time and place, so easy to visualise. There are plenty of twists and turns with the odd red herring. The plot is engaging and fast paced, it drew me in immediately. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining story.

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JazzFeathers
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I'm going to read the last stave of this one tonight (on the Pigeonhole app) but l already know it's a pick.
Fantastic novel set in Victorian London with a main character, Leo Stenhope, born Charlotte Pritchard.

The mystery is reasonably intriguing but the true strength of the book are the characters, with Leo in the lead. Beautifully human, vulnerable and brave, never giving in. Yes, l like the characters' arcs more then the mystery 😆

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