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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,509 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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Inspector Thomas Pitt is asked to reopen a three-year-old murder case which occurred in London's luxurious Hanover Close. With his wellborn wife, Charlotte, to aid him in penetrating the well-known reserve of high society, the inquisitive Pitts discover a shocking and deadly secret. Millions of ardent fans relish Anne Perry's highly atmospheric mysteries, set in Victorian London. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gizzard | 2/19/2014

    " Decent enough mystery. I listened to this on audiobook. The ending was actually a surprise to me, not that it should have been. :) I'm still not sure of the time frame this book is set in. Early 1900s? Odd that I could listen to a whole book and not be sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/16/2014

    " I was starting to get bored with this series (which I am reading in order, as best I can) until I read this book. Drawing the reader ever deeper into the mystery and the turmoils at the heart of the main characters in this series, it engages and surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/16/2014

    " Some interesting insights as to how commerce worked in the mid 10th century England. In the middle class (tradesmen, police, doctors), nearly all goods were delivered to the house on credit, then paid for monthly. If one's character came under suspicion, then that stopped and you were required to carry goods yourself and pay cash. I have learned a lot about the 1840's to 60's...the mysteries tend to be grim but the description of life is very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/12/2014

    " Truly excellent. Well constructed plot, characters who live and breathe, and absolute mastery of the time period. I am a huge Anne Perry fan!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 1/19/2014

    " What can I say - I like period mysteries, particularly British ones. This is a pretty good series: Charlotte was a society girl who married far below her station, and Thomas is the police inspector she loved. Charlotte and her sister are always involving themselves in Thomas's cases - in this one, one of them pretends to be a lady's maid to gain access to the inner sanctum of a household where there's been a murder. The ending was a bit cheesy - I like it when you can figure out the mystery, but this one came out of left field. One interesting note about the author: she was one of the two girls that killed one of their mothers in Australia in the 1950's, as depicted in the movie "Heavenly Creatures". (Excellent early flick by Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings movies.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scot | 1/16/2014

    " Ninth in the series and one of the strongest installments so far in what proves to be an always entertaining read from Perry. She adroitly gives the character of Emily an opportunity for far greater devlopment and inclusion as part of the loosely affiliated (through Charlotte) investigative team, and this was done by having her go undercover as the lady's maid Amelia, which also has the bonus of giving Perry the opportunity to delve more deeply into "downstairs" social codes of conduct, routines, and life options. Pitt must deal with a boss whose ambition will let Pitt be found guilty--even hang!--for a crime we know he did not commit, and Charlotte also goes undercover as a lady from the countryside, done with years of expected service to a sick relative and come to London on the prowl for a good catch as a husband. The ending surprised me and the movement toward the climax kept me guessing--both effective techniques to sustain reader interest. As a bonus, there is a charming depiction of what the Christmas celebration would have been like in the home of a late Victorian police inspector. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/15/2014

    " Did not see it coming. This was one of the best in the series. Usually I have a pretty good idea who the villain is in these books. This one saved some surprises for the last 4 pages of the book. Absolutely was not expecting what came at the end. Charlotte, her sister Emily, and Emily's current suitor end up saving Thomas's (Charlotte's husband, for the uninitiated) neck. This was a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 1/15/2014

    " This was a great mystery, in an interesting setting. Will review more thoroughly when I have some time to sit down and do it right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/14/2014

    " Some really nice twists in this book that captured my interest - used the characters of Emily, Charlotte, Pitt and Caroline (Emily & Charlotte's mother) very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandro | 1/5/2014

    " A mi juicio, la mejor noverla de intriga victoriana "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/20/2013

    " Ninth Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise Dubois | 12/13/2013

    " Riveting to the end. thoroughly enjoying the series, can't wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carfig | 12/11/2013

    " One of the better book in this series. There was a lot more going on than just Thomas looking into a murder and not finding anything right away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lewis Weinstein | 10/4/2013

    " I enjoy both of Anne Perry's historical mystery series, and the WWII series as well. She's a great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/28/2013

    " I always like the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mysteries and this was no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faith2 | 9/12/2012

    " Wouldn't rush out and read another one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/9/2012

    " At times in this book it was hard to understand the language.Other then the language,I enjoyed reading this book. I'm a big fan of Anne Perry's books.I will definitely read more of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/31/2012

    " I listened to the audio version on my morning walks. The narration by Davina Porter is wonderful. I have listened to the entire series this way and have enjoyed them all. I think this was my favorite so far. Very entertaining, with a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 9/16/2011

    " Pitt is framed for murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 7/21/2011

    " Lots of pretending in this story. Charlotte pretends to be Miss Barnaby, escorted by Jack Radley. Emily, her sister, who is supposed to be at home, in mourning, pretends to be a lady's maid. And someone pretends to be Cerise, a mysterious woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/3/2011

    " This was the best one yet! I enjoyed reading how Emily turned herself into the Ladies Maid to catch a killer. I did a bit better this time in pin pointing the killer but there were lots of suspects and potentials. It was a great cold weather day read indeed!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jahleen | 3/23/2011

    " This book reignited my near extinguished interest in Perry's novels. Definitely one of the highlights of the Pitt series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 3/22/2011

    " My favorite Charlotte & Thomas Pitt so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/18/2011

    " I was starting to get bored with this series (which I am reading in order, as best I can) until I read this book. Drawing the reader ever deeper into the mystery and the turmoils at the heart of the main characters in this series, it engages and surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/10/2011

    " Truly excellent. Well constructed plot, characters who live and breathe, and absolute mastery of the time period. I am a huge Anne Perry fan!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faith2 | 12/16/2010

    " Wouldn't rush out and read another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/14/2010

    " Lots of pretending in this story. Charlotte pretends to be Miss Barnaby, escorted by Jack Radley. Emily, her sister, who is supposed to be at home, in mourning, pretends to be a lady's maid. And someone pretends to be Cerise, a mysterious woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 7/30/2010

    " My favorite Charlotte & Thomas Pitt so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/26/2010

    " Some really nice twists in this book that captured my interest - used the characters of Emily, Charlotte, Pitt and Caroline (Emily & Charlotte's mother) very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/10/2010

    " I always like the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mysteries and this was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/11/2010

    " This was the best one yet! I enjoyed reading how Emily turned herself into the Ladies Maid to catch a killer. I did a bit better this time in pin pointing the killer but there were lots of suspects and potentials. It was a great cold weather day read indeed!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 1/8/2010

    " This was the first mystery story where I seriously tried to puzzle out the solution before it was done. I thought I had it figured out pretty well in the middle. And true to form, Anne Perry completely pulled the rug out from under me. This was a delightfully satisfying ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 7/6/2009

    " I especially liked this one because it such different things happen to the characters. And there is a big culminating scene. And there are some secondary characters who show up again. And there is a small bit of romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lew | 7/1/2009

    " I enjoy both of Anne Perry's historical mystery series, and the WWII series as well. She's a great writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 11/3/2008

    " Couldn't put it down, but was a little disappointed with the ending. Loved the writing style and will definitely read more by this author. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.