The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1)
The Cater Street Hangman - Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1 Author:Anne Perry While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. — The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself curiously drawn to pret... more »ty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder.« less
The first book in the "Charlotte and Thomas Pitt" series is a real winner. It's a penetrating social critique disguised as a murder mystery. The book explores how families are torn apart by doubt and suspicion after a series of murders occurs in their fashionable neighborhood.
ANother fun and elegant Inspector Pitt book. A puzzling case in a proper Victorian homes leads im to the love of his life. But he has a murder to solve.
Ingenious mystery and an excellent example of caste systems in the Victorian era. Clever slueths....
A series of horrible murders folds back the veneer of a Victorian household. A remarkable book for its approach: not so much a building of suspense, but a revelation of character rather than action, an exploration of class differences and manners. Gripping, surprising and convincing. I love the Victorian era and thoroughly enjoyed this book.