A Victorian Mystery. Murder pays a call to exclusive London's elegant drawing rooms. A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel. When Inspector Thomas Pitt was asked to reopen a three-year-old murder case which had taken place in London's luxurious Hanover Close, he was all too aware that his superiors wanted him to smooth things over. But penetrating the reserve of high society households would take more finesse than Pitt could muster. Enter Charlotte Pitt, his well-born wife, and her sister, Emily. As the social equals of the inhabitants of the Close, the women would be privy to conversation that would never reach the ears of a mere policeman. What they found was a secret so shocking, it would lead to more deaths-and quite possibly Pitt's own.
Another great English cozy mystery with Inspector Thomas Pitt helped, of course, by his wife Charlotte. Set in Victorian England, the mystery revolves around high society and a murder three years old. Her characters are warm and inviting, and the social contrasts tie well-born Charlotte and her sister Emily to the families in Hanover Close, inviting them to find a long-hidden secret! I could not put this down until the end!
This is one of Anne Perry's best. A 3 yr old murder investigation is re-opened, and Thomas & Charlotte Pitt are on the move!!! The victim was a member of parliament, and the goal is to keep things smooth but WHOA!!!!!! What a SHOCKING ending!!!!! Charlotte and sister Emily go deep undercover to investigate and come to this startling conclusion.
This is another wonderful book by Perry. The story line is excellent and allows great insight into the social mores of the times. The contrasts between the social classes is shown with great insight and gives you an understanding of what it might have been like to have been poor or a servant during this period of history. The plot is exciting and the ending is shocking.