Series description from Charles' website:
A m/m romance trilogy in the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction. It’s the 1920s and tensions are rising along with hemlines. Soldier-turned-bookseller Will Darling finds himself tangled up in spies and secret formulas, clubs and conspiracies, Bolsheviks, blackmail, and Bright Young Things. And dubious aristocrat Lord Arthur ‘Kim’ Secretan is right in the middle of it all: enigmatic, unreliable, and utterly irresistible.
"Yet I must thank you for admitting that you are thieves rather pretending that your work is in a respectable profession . . . Rascal thieves, Here’s gold. Go, suck the subtle blood o’ the grape, Till the high fever seethe your blood to froth, And so ’scape hanging. . . ."
~ Shakespeare. Timon of Athens, Act 4, Sc. 3
Kim's one-time fiancée, Phoebe Stephens-Prince, now Lady Waring, and Darling's long-time good friend, Maisie Jones, who is a Paris designer now, play secondary but pivotal roles in this last tale. They are strong women and, while supportive of the gents, do not shrink from forcing Kim and Will (and, surprisingly, Kim's father) to deal with the consequences of their actions and, in Will's case, to grapple with the emotional realities of loving a man beyond one day at a time.