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.
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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.