I met the author Ian Parson when I was in London the other day. He’s written a novel set in the East End of London covering the period of Jack the Ripper in the 1880s right up to the Blitz in 1940. A Secret Step is highly recommended if you’re looking for a gripping tale with a similar feel and backdrop to the recent TV series Ripper Street and Call the Midwife. It would also make a great Christmas present!