Good Old Ways: Joe Spork calls back retired criminals for help in one last job.
Grew a Spine: Joe Spork. From a man okay with his life as a clockmaker away from crime, into a man who embodies the stereotypical mobster boss
London Gangster: Joe Sporkand Matthew/Mattieu Spork as the most prominent. They are both at one point the rulers of the Night Market.
Married to the Job: Joe Spork, who prior to the book and in the first few chapters, spends almost all his time in his warehouse working on clocks.
Hinted at when he jokes that his cat will ruin his future relationships, if he ever had any.
Meaningful Name: Frankie Fossoyeur (somewhere in the book it's noted it's French for "undertaker").
Motor Mouth: Almost every single character is at one point or the other.
Never Mess with Granny: Edie, she actually kills two guys quite easily. Tied in with the fact that she used to be an expert spy.
Obfuscating Stupidity: You thought Edie was a nice old lady with a protective dog? Next scene she's calmly commiting murder.
Plot Threads: The entire novel, alternating from past to present, from Joe to Edie, and having a huge amount of sections focusing on important and less important characters as well. They all connect in the end.
Right Now Montage: When members of the old Night Market get the news that Joe Spork's putting a job together.
Retired Badass: Edie, a retired spy, at least for a little bit. She lives in a quaint house at the edge of the Night Market