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The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry

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Rowan
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The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry

Post by Rowan » Tue May 21st, 2013, 5:12 pm

I decided recently to revisit and this time complete Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt detective series and since there are no write ups about any of the books in the series, I thought I'd add them as I read each book. This first one is going to be a little backward as I will write my opinion first then give the short synopsis.

Apparently it's been long enough since my initial reading of most of the series that it was almost like reading a book for the first time. I knew that Thomas and Charlotte were from different classes and that they met during his investigation of a crime near her family's home but that's all I could remember.

I enjoy these books for the simplicity of the story lines as well as the time period they are set in: Victorian England. The characters are likable and I do remember at least one of the books touches on the whole Jack the Ripper phenomenon without presenting an alternative history. I suppose in a way these books could be seen as "fluff" since I read book #1 in under a week. Of course that could be because I had a lot of time to read at my second job over the weekend. LOL Still, I have a fondness for these books.

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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 pretty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder....

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Post by Madeleine » Wed May 22nd, 2013, 8:29 am

I think there was a TV adaptation made of this too.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by Vanessa » Wed May 22nd, 2013, 8:35 am

I read this a short while ago and enjoyed it.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Rowan » Mon May 27th, 2013, 12:42 pm

Yes Madeleine there was.

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