Book Reviews of Half Moon Street (Thomas Pitt, Bk 20)

Half Moon Street  (Thomas Pitt, Bk 20)
Half Moon Street - Thomas Pitt, Bk 20
Author: Anne Perry
ISBN-13: 9780449006559
ISBN-10: 0449006557
Publication Date: 1/2/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I usually enjoy Anne Perry's mysteries. This was my least favorite. It was pretty tedious from start to finish.
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An intriguing look into the beginnings of photography in the Victorian era of Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte.
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Another engrossing look at Victorian England with William Monk, investigative agent
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This was the first book I ever read by Anne Perry. Eh. Well, it was a lot better written than a lot of mysteries I've read. But it oscillated weirdly between fairly typical murder-mystery with police investigations and clues and all that - and a barely-connected story with lots of musings on the role of women in society, the theatre, and the issues involved in censorship. Then, about halfway through, it basically went off on an extended rant against pornography and how bondage/fetish is sick & woman-hating. Whatever. Tell it to all the women I know in the fetish scene....

So. I was unimpressed. And then while I was reading it (at work) I got informed that the writer is actually one of the girls that movie Heavenly Creatures is about, and when she was a teenager she actually killed someone. It's kinda creepy that now she's a successful murder-mystery writer.
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For superintendent Thomas Pitt, the sight of the dead man riding the morning tide of the Thames is unforgettable. He lies in a battered punt drifting through the morning mist, his arms and legs chained to the boat's sides. He is clad in a torn green gown and flowers bestrew his battered body.

Pitt's determined search for answers to the victim's identity leads him deep into London's bohemia to the theatre where beautiful Cecily Antrim is outraging society with her bold portrayal of a modern woman--and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the fascinating new art of photography. But only Pitt's most relentless pursuit enables him to identify the wildfire passions raging through this tragedy of good and evil, to hunt down the guilty and protect the
innocent.
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A Victorian mystery book.
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Pitt searches through the world of 'theatre and Photography' for the answers to a brutal murder.
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Victoria Holt, British historical mystery writer, shows superintendent Thomas Pitt at his most dogged in pursuit of evildoers. An entertaining slice of Victorian suspense.