A main selection of Mystery Guild, a Charlotte & Thomas Pitt novel,like Agatha Christie, superior.
mystery set in Victorian times. Charlotte Pitt, a detective's wife solves murder and balckmail. You feel like you've gone back in time.
I love the Pitt books and this one is no exception. Story kept taking some unexpected turns, didn't guess ending correctly - a very good read.
A Victorian murder mystery featuring a London Police Superintendent and his socialite wife. The authors characterizations and historical research is flawless. A very good read!
I enjoyed this book. The characters are well developed and the detective, thomas pitt, has a wonderful mind and a great personality. The story just moves right along and doesn't lose steam. Great read. delightful classic detective novel. Ms. Perry's descritpion of victorian london is marvelous.
All of London is shocked when a dead man is found sprawled on the Bedford Square doorstep of Gen. Ballantyne, who denies any knowledge of the shabbily dressed victim. But Superintendent Thomas Pitt finds a rare snuff box in the dead man's pocket and knows that it has recently graced the general's desk. He must tread lightly, however, lest his investigation trigger a tragedy of immense proportions, ensnaring honorable men like flies in a web of terror.
Anne Perry spins a great mystery and she doesn\'t let the reader down with this book. She\'ll keep you guessing until the end.
Well written mystery by a fine writer. Takes place in 1800s England and Anne Perry captures the history wonderfully.
Firs tone I read by this author-I wasn't disappointed!
A entertaining read and a fascinating mystery!
I thought this was well written but predictable.
Excellent book with interesting plot. When a dead body is found on the steps of a member of the English upper class in London, Pitt begins a search that leads to intrigue and sub-plots. In typical Anne Perry fashion, social ills of the time period are highlighted along with the contrast of the social classes in London in the late 1800s. I enjoy watching the characters develop throughout the series and we learn more about Sargeant Tellman in this book. You won't be disappointed in this tale.
Perry just keeps getting better and better. This series is worth the read if only for the great characters and the authentic period details. But the mysteries are intriguing as well, so the book is well worth the read.