On December 1st, Titan Books is releasing The Angel of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle, which tells of the “wickedest man in London.” Intrigued? Then check out its synopsis plus an exclusive excerpt.
It is October 1859, and Lord Geoffrey Thraxton is notorious in Victorian society—a Byronesque rake with a reputation as the “wickedest man in London” who cares for nothing except his own amusement. But on a fog-shrouded morning in Highgate Cemetery, Thraxton encounters a spectral wraith that stirs his morbid fascination with death and the supernatural.
After surviving a pistol duel with an odious literary critic, Thraxton boasts of his contempt for death and insults the attending physician. It is a mistake he will regret, for Silas Garrette is a deranged sociopath and chloroform-addict whose mind was broken on the battlefields of Crimea. When Thraxton falls in love with a mysterious woman who haunts Highgate Cemetery by night, he unwittingly provides the murderous doctor with the perfect means to punish a man with no fear of death.