Title: The House on Half Moon Street
Author: Alex Reeve
LEO Stanhope: Avid chess player; assistant to a London coroner, in love with Maria, and hiding a very big secret.
For Leo was actually 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 15 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 nd 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.