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Subject: Any Anne Perry fans?
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 10:50 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2006
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I have just finished my second Anne Perry novel(Callander Square) and am really enjoying the series thus far.  I find the plots very compelling and love the Victorian settings.  I also love the main character Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte. 

If you are a fan what was your favorite novel(but don't give away any plot points).  I'm getting ready to start the 3rd one(Paragon Walk) now.

I'm interested in hearing some opinions,

Phil

p.s I did find that Cater street Hangman ended quite abruptly.  The mystery is solved and about 1 page later the book ended.  I haven't read very many mysteries but from the ones I do recall they always seemed to have another chapter to ease you out of the story.  So far I have found this not to be the case with Anne Perry.  Anyway, just an observation.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 2:59 PM ET
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I'm an Anne Perry fan - but exclusively the William Monk series!  One of the few authors I preorder in hardback.

Date Posted: 8/7/2007 5:52 PM ET
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I love her William Monk series, although I've lost track of it a little bit. Recently a friend recommended another series of hers, set during World War I, about two brothers and their sister as they experience the war and try to solve the mystery of their parent's murder. I've only read the first one in the series, No Graves As Yet, and it was really good.

I've read a few of the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt novels, but they didn't grab me quite as much.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:41 AM ET
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I haven't tried the William Monk series yet and the WWI series looks very interesting to me.  I'll have to give them both a go too.  Sharon what is it you like about the Monk series over the Pitt series?

 

Phil

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:56 AM ET
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Phil, I think it was a matter of there just being fewer of them when I started reading her books.  It's a little intimidating to look at the book in your hand, and realize that you have to read so many others before getting up to speed to read that one!

Monk is a police inspector (1800's) who was evidentally very abrasive, even cruel, although smart and good at his job.  He is involved in an accident that causes him to lose his memory, which he hides from everyone with varying success.  He rebuilds his life, but a lot of his hurdles and clues come from the way people react to him.   I like the interplay between the old and new man, in the context of his relationships with his new friends and associates. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 5:41 PM ET
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yea with the Pitt novels I think she has about 23 or so out and of course I wanted to start at the beginning.  I might need to switch around to the other series if I continue reading her stuff because I have a tendency to get bored with one genre and move on to another for a while.  I wouldn't mind reading that WWI set as a change of era though.  I have enjoyed her first 2 books but I can already tell this 3rd one is taking a bit for me to get into.  Plus it is a large print library version and the larger type takes getting used to.  I'll see how it progresses.

 

Phil