Ti­tle: The House on Half Moon Street

Au­thor: Alex Reeve

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CITY BEAT -

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.

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