With great haste, the brilliant mainstay of Special Services, Thomas Pitt, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The prince of wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to Buckingham Palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa.
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But by whom? as thomas pitt of the special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there’s more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. And presents us with moral and political puzzles that are all too close to our own. Los angeles times book review after bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot.
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The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant with details of an international plot against the British government. But unknown to pitt and narraway, once sprung, a shadowy plotter is setting a trap that, could destroy not just reputations but the British empire itself.
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Pitt’s journey to uncover the truth takes him from Egyptian cotton fields to the insidious London slum called Seven Dials—and ultimately to a packed London courtroom in which shocking secrets will at last be revealed. Thomas pitt, is summoned to connaught square mansion, mainstay of Her Majesty’s Special Branch, where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow.
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She is so familiar with life at this time that history, attitudes and culture are slipped in seamlessly so the reader sees the world as Victorians did. Not only are inspector pitt and his wife fully realized, their circle of friends and acquaintances also feel real and alive. Now, as a guest in those same houses, where his own teenage daughter, can he find the steel in his soul to challenge the great men of the world with their crimes? The path to the truth takes him in deeply troubling directions, from the lofty world of international politics and finance to his own happy home, Jemima, is coming of age in a culture rife with hidden dangers.
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Perry does a nice job exploring late Victorian attitudes toward sex crimes. Publishers Weekly.
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. The aristocratic tory candidate—and Pitt’s archenemy—is Charles Voisey. Meanwhile, too, pitt’s wife, charlotte, and their children are enjoying a country vacation—unaware that they, are deeply endangered by the same fanatical forces hovering over the steadfast Pitt. The liberal candidate is Aubrey Serracold, whose wife’s dalliance with spiritualism threatens his chances.
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As commander of the powerful Special Branch, Thomas Pitt has the job of keeping Britain safe from spies and traitors. Perry has perfected a delicate touch. The new york times book review “Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age. Booklist starred review dorchester terrace “The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.
Death on Blackheath: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series Book 29 - Bookreporter treason at lisson grove “Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time. The washington times buckingham palace Gardens “An intricate plot about a murder at the palace with an irresistibly appealing Upstairs, Downstairs perspective.
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. A novel of intrigue, romance and treason. Pitt and his clever wife, charlotte, need these two fascinating women to tell them things they desperately need to know—before death and terror ignite an international catastrophe. Replete with well-drawn characters. Huntington News. And behind the doors of a stately manor, a beautiful young Croatian woman hoards mysteries of her own.
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. But why destroy an entire train to kill one obscure austrian royal? Are the rumors designed to distract police from an even more devastating plot? Meanwhile, an old Italian woman is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, in a London sickroom, she may divulge secrets from her career as a revolutionary spy.
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There he must work undercover investigating alleged anarchist plots. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt is removed from his station command and transferred to Whitechapel, one of the East End’s most dangerous slums. And in a packed old bailey courtroom, superintendent Thomas Pitt’s testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend.
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. Bonus: this edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock. For superintendent thomas Pitt, the sight of the dead man riding the morning tide of the Thames is unforgettable. The corpse lies in a battered punt drifting through the early mist, clad in a torn green gown and bestrewn with flowers.
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Historical novels Review “A complex and rewarding plot and outstanding characterization. Perry combines the history of the period with social issues that echo our own. Rt book reviews top pick “be prepared for another well-deserved vacation to Victorian London with Anne Perry as the most cunning tour guide you will ever need.
The Angel Court Affair: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series Book 30 - A book that fans of Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo trilogy will find interesting. Huntington news midnight at Marble Arch “Sweeping and scandalous. Adding to this unrest is the controversial Sofia Delacruz, who has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous.