Bethlehem Road Author:Anne Perry Victorian Murder Mystery - When a member of Parliament is murdered on West Minster Bridge, the case becomes a top priority for Inspector Thomas Pitt. London seethes with unrest - women battling for suffrage, dockworkers on strike and the public outcry at this latest outrage threatens to deafen the authorities. But when a second and then a third... more » MP are killed - in the same spot, and in the same grisly fashion, Pitt's case reaches crisis proportions. Meanwhile, Pitt's lovely and wellborn wife Charlotte is preoccupied with concerns of her own - most important, her beloved sister Emily's fairytale wedding and romantic honeymoon journey through Italy. Charlotte's mind isn't completely on romance, however; her attendance at a meeting of women suffragists stirs her emotions - and unwittingly introduces her to a main player in Pitt's drama: the notorious suffragist Florence Ivory.
Florence Ivory, unforgivably betrayed by one of the dead men, is the likeliest suspect in the case Pitt and his superior Micah Drummond are trying to build. And now Charlotte and Pitt seem to be working at cross-purposes, as Charlotte, appealed to by a friend of Florence Ivory, sets out to prove the woman's innocence. Both Charlotte's and Pitt's efforts will end in a surprising and shocking conclusion.« less