The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams

The Pleasures of Men

Kate Williams

391 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced


Kate Williams' first novel, The Pleasures of Men, is a gothic thriller with a splash of brutal murder.Spitalfields, 1840.A murderer nicknamed The Man of Crows.A heroine with a mysterious past and a vivid imagination.Catherine Sorgeiul lives with h...

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mysterious 100%
dark 75%
sad 75%
tense 75%
emotional 50%
challenging 25%


slow 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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