Well first of all, there is the fantastic cover art and title. I mean just LOOK!
Then there was the first chapter, and I was sold. Locke is delicious fun. The fact that he is called the Gentleman Bastard should be enough to make this book amazing, but add in the alarming (and silly) threats to people’s manhoods, the wonderful and fantastical world building, the brilliance of the crimes, and the witty banter? Five star book, ladies and gentlemen.
I very much enjoyed this five star book, and I definitely will be purchasing it for my collection.