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. Secrets must be kept, lovers must be protected, and for Archer and Silas, it marks the start of their biggest adventure – love.
A mashup of mystery, romance and adventure, Deviant Desire is set in an imaginary London of 1888. The first book in the on-going The Clearwater Mysteries series and mixes fact with fiction. The series takes the theme of loyalty and friendship in a world where homosexuality is a crime.
Insta-love, physical romance, mystery and murder.
Praise for Jackson Marsh
“No usual tried tropes here. Great story, natural dialogue, well-developed characters, and an unpredictable plot.”
“Amazing. Jackson Marsh has written a compelling mystery and a wonderful love story both at the same time.”