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Author: Anne Perry
ISBN13: 978-0786240661
Title: Southampton Row
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (August 1, 2002)
Pages: 573

Southampton Row by Anne Perry

SOUTHAMPTON ROW. Anne Perry. Ballantine Books, New York. A Ballantine Book The Ballantine Publishing Group. Southampton Row, Anne Perry. p. cm. ISBN 0-345-45502-9 1. Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character)-Fiction. 2. Women detectives-.

A riveting new Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novel, in which Anne Perry again proves her mastery of the people, the mores, and the politics of the Victorian era she has made her own. A general election is approaching and Thomas is called to monitor the bitter struggle for one crucial London seat. The Tory candidate is Charles Voisey, ruthless Number One of the Inner Circle and old enemy of Pitt.

Southampton Row. Annotation.

For many years Anne Perry's magnificent novels have transported millions of readers into the very heart of one of the richest, most vibrant societies the world has ever known: England in the golden ages of Queen Victoria. Gaslight, cobblestones, halls of power, haunts of vice–all the splendor and sordidness of a world that believed the opulence would last forever.

Gracie was cleaning the cooking range after having scrubbed the stone floor, Charlotte was kneading bread, and the butter churn stood on the marble-topped table in the cool of the scullery. streamed through the open door; the slight breeze from the moors rising in the distance was sweet and sharp with the aroma of tussock and herbs and the lush grasses of the bogs. The children were playing on the apple tree and every so often they shouted with laughter

Southampton Row. CHAPTER ONE. I’m sorry, Assistant Commissioner Cornwallis said quietly, his face a mask of guilt and unhappiness. I did everything I could, made every argument, moral and legal. But I can’t fight the Inner Circle. He stood in the middle of the office with the sunlight splashing across the floor and the noise of horses’ hooves, wheels on the cobbles and the shouts of drivers barely muffled beyond the window.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Victorian England, a divisive election is fast approaching  . The aristocratic Tory candidate-and Pitt’s archenemy-is Charles Voisey. The Liberal candidate is Aubrey Serracold, whose wife’s dalliance with spiritualism threatens his chances. Indeed, she is one of the participants in a late-night séance that becomes the swan song of a stylish clairvoyant who is found brutally murdered the next morning in her house on Southampton Row. Meanwhile, Pitt’s wife, Charlotte, and their children are enjoying a country vacation-unaware that they, too, are deeply endangered by the same fanatical forces hovering over the steadfast Pitt.

Laura said: Disappointing. Charlotte has become an afterthought. It does get ponderous sometimes to have so many possibilities. Nevertheless, this is a great series.

Southampton Row (2002). About book: It is a given that I am a fan of Anne Perry. Pitt has been called in to covertly look into the activities of a very popular political candidate named Charles Voisey who belongs to a secret society called the Inner Circle. If you enjoy murder, mystery and the Victorian era, then Anne Perry is the author for you!!In this outing, the intrepid Inspector Pitt has been re-assigned to Special Branch as retaliation by Sir Charles Voisey, whom Pitt thwarted in an attempt to become so powerful as to make England a Democracy under his own leadership. Pitt is asked to solve a.

When a clairvoyant is found murdered following a late night sâeance, Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte become entangled in a bitter political battle over a crucial seat in Parliament when they discover that the wife of one candidate participated in the fatal sâeance.
Reviews: 7
Anne Perry is an excellent writer. The reader is taken right into 19th century London. We see, hear, smell, taste and feel what the characters experience. These mysteries usually involve a murder or murders, but the reader happens upon the scene after the violence is over. Grisly, but not overtly violent. The same with cases of rape. These are discussed but we are not subjected to the scene itself. In the case where the main characters are married, we see them hugging, kissing but no overt sex. Victorian in feel but open-minded. The writer brings philosophy and guides to appropriate behavior into her stories, sometimes as a mother answers her children's questions. We get a feel for the difference in expectations of the upper and lower classes, and especially the limitations women experienced in that time and place. I have 30 of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels and will probably continue to acquire them.
Although this was not the last book in this series, it is in fact for me. I've read everyone and had to go back to this one that somehow I missed. Perhaps I can start to get my house ready for the winter to come. I have been held captive for the past couple weeks finishing the last 6 books in this series. I can't tell you how desolate I feel. I do hope that Ms. Perry is busy writing her little fingers to the bone. Southampton Row was as delectable as all of the rest of the books in the series and I am feeling quite empty knowing I will not be visiting with my friends for some time to come. That is what I have felt throughout the reading of all of these books. I started with the first book about 2 years ago and then got involved with another genre. I picked up my old friends a few months ago and have been busy finishing off the second half of their adventures. What I loved most about reuniting with them was the cozy feeling of catching up with family and friends that I've been away from for several years. What joy it was to find all of the changes in their lives. I never was particularly concerned with the actual mystery they were solving, even though they still had the ability to make my heart beat fast and wonder how my friends would get out of this fix they found themselves in. I had much more fun getting comfortable with the mores of the late 1800's London again and finding Pitt finally getting some respect that he always deserved. I loved following he and Charlotte's lives as they began their family and watching their children grow. I was happy that Emily married Jack and was left well endowed by her first husband because I would comfort myself that they could save Charlotte and Pitt from total poverty since they have been dancing on the brink of it all along. My love for Aunt Vespasian has grown to the point I am quite nervous of her advancing age. The thought of her leaving is almost more than I can bear. She is the fairy god-mother that I've always wanted. I love how Ms. Perry paints so clearly the loyalty of their new friends. The hard won acceptance which always means so much more to us. The indomitable little Gracie who's love and respect is hard won but once given has the strength of steel. That fits the profile of her husband as well, the no nonsense Tellman who will never be comfortable with the caste system that was England for as long as he knew. I loved the fact that the brooding and hard to read Narraway fell so deeply in love with our Charlotte and the story could be told with such feeling even while our friends maintained their dignity and honor. Oh, how differently that would be written today! I hope that our dear author will continue to provide us with the ability to step back into a time when we knew the value of honor and recognized that sometimes the best things we did we're those that denied us what we wanted but maintained our dignity. I hope everyone will get the opportunity to read this series from beginning to end. It is a pastime most worthy.
This is a sequel to the previous novel, "The Whitechapel Conspiracy," which should be read first to fully understand the characters and background. The book possibly gets a little heavy into the position of women in society, etc., but otherwise is a good mystery. Charles Voisey was thwarted in his attempt to seize the government, but now is knighted and seeking a seat in the House of Commons. Thomas Pitt has been sent back to Special Branch, and the Inner Circle still exerts an evil influence on events. Some people have a lust for power and are willing to commit crimes to gain their objectives.
A spiritualist is murdered. Her death may be connected to the politics of the coming election. Pitt must send his wife and children off to the country on their own when his vacation is cancelled. Investigations lead to some surprising connections between individuals, and Pitt finds his reputation threatened before the case is finally resolved. Politics breed strange bedfellows, and Pitt's brother-in-law finds himself in an awkward position where he must decide between a friend and his own career in politics.
It is better to deal with an enemy you know rather than one you don't know. Crimes sometimes go unpunished, even murder.
Absorbing! One gets caught up in the Victorian life and customs, and the lives of the Pitt family and their friends, as well as concerned for their safety, and outraged at the injustices. The "hot" political climate of the times is intriguing, and one finds oneself rooting for the party that will provide relief for the people, and the important issues of the day.
Another in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries by Anne Perry. This series is just wonderful. The characters feel like family members and the writing is excellent!
This book is another great read from Anne Perry. It has Thomas settling in once again into the Secret Branch. This opens up more investigations and activities for him than just solving a murder. But never fear, there is a murder for him too. The only draw back so far I see is that Charlotte is getting left at home more, or in this case on vacation. Since his work is now secret Thomas cannot share it as openly with her. Hopefully that will be changing in future reads.
I am a regular reader of Ms. Perry and know her books well. I usually figure out who-done-it very early but I am a unusually good plotter according to my teachers...I enjoy the book and keep reading that's a good sign of a good mystery for me. Otherwise it is dumped or given away. Ms. Perry is very productive and I am glad of that. The history of her stories and the minor details at their best in keeping with the era she is writing about but don't believe her use of the word disinformation was a word used in 1800 and is not in keeping with her usual work.
This was interesting all the way thru; I didn't want to stop reading until I finished it. I strongly disagree with the negative reviews I read. This is my favorite Thomas Pitt so far, and I've read most of them.