The Clearwater Mysteries book 1
The Victorian East End lives in fear of the Ripper and his mission to kill rent boys. Silas Hawkins, nineteen and forging a life on the streets could well be the next victim, but when he meets Archer, his life changes forever. Young, attractive and rich, Archer is The Viscount Clearwater, a philanthropist, adventurer and homosexual.
When Archer suspects the Ripper is killing to lure him to a confrontation, he risks his reputation and his life to stop the madman's murders. Every man must play his part, including Silas.
A mashup of mystery, romance and adventure, Deviant Desire is set in an imaginary London of 1888. The first in an on-going series, it takes the theme of loyalty and friendship in a world where homosexuality is a crime. Secrets must be kept, lovers must be protected, and for Archer and Silas, it marks the start of their biggest adventure - love.
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Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Class Differences, Everyone is Queer, Forbidden Love, InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Rescue, True Love
Word Count: 104000
Setting: Victorian 'London'
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
This is the first in a series. The mystery story is resolved by the end, but the characters and overarching mystery continue in part two 'Twisted Tracks' (Due May 2019). You can read this as a standalone, but you will want to know what happens next. (I can't give too muh away here or I will spoil the twists.)