WELL, IT IS FOR THE KILLER AT THE CENTRE OF THIS CRACKING VICTORIAN-ERA MURDER MYSTERY
A series of slayings in the back alleys of 1880s east London, attributed to an elusive figure nicknamed The Golem, baffles Scotland Yard.
Inspector John Kildare (Nighy) is hurriedly promoted to lead investigator, primarily to take the fall when police fail to apprehend a suspect.
“The public wants blood, The Golem provides it,” ruefully notes Kildare to Constable George Flood (Daniel Mays), his sole ally, who is intrigued by scurrilous whispers about his superior’s sexuality.
As the case gathers pace, evidence focuses attention on four prime suspects: journalist John Cree (Sam Reid), music hall performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), novelist George Gissing (Morgan Watkins) and philosopher Karl Marx (Henry Goodman).
Kildare’s gut instinct points to Cree. He was recently murdered