Announcing The Life and Fantastical “Crimes” of Spring Heeled Jack, a new prose novel by the author of the Suffrajitsu trilogy!
In the great tradition of penny dreadful adventure tales, this action-packed novel reimagines the Victorian urban legend of Spring Heeled Jack as a superhero origin story, told as the memoir and confession of Spring Heeled Jack himself:
London, 1865. Falsely imprisoned for high treason, Captain John Ashton escapes execution by hanging – but finds himself on the run from the law.
Unable to return to his old life and desperate to redeem his good name, Ashton assumes the guise of Spring Heeled Jack, an agile, phantomesque figure of folklore. He begins a campaign of harassment and intimidation against those who framed him.
Quickly, however, he finds himself drawn into the intrigues of London’s shadow-world, including a deadly game of cat and mouse against a rooftop-dwelling serial killer …