The English Monster is published in the United States by Atria/Washington Square Press. It’s released on May 29 2012.
The first pre-release review was a starred review in Booklist, the magazine of the American Libraries Association. They said:
In a feat of perfectly maintained tone and tension, this sinister, fine-grained novel takes as its starting point the Ratcliffe Highway murders, a real series of crimes in 1811 in London. Shepherd evokes their seedy, maritime milieu with thorough effectiveness, atmospherically framing the brutal crimes.