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Resurrection Row by Anne Perry

Resurrection Row (1981)

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (4)

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4th in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mystery series, this volume begins when a cabbie falls off his perch on a cab only to have our intrepid duo to discover that he is not only dead, but has been exhumed from his grave. The corpse, the former Lord Augustus Fitzroy-Hammond conveniently lives on the same street as Aunt Vespacia who has conveniently moved from Paragon Walk after the previous murder in the previous book of the same name. Charlotte's sisters husband, Dominic Corde also makes an appearance and there is a lot of extraneous nonsense about a bill before Parliament to help the poor living in the slums.

All in all, this is a decidedly confusing story, and while only 216 pages long, it could have been even shorter, if Perry had cut out the bits of the plot that ad very little to the story. ( )
  etxgardener | May 29, 2015 |
I am on a Ferris wheel that cannot stop, and therefore I have finished number 4 of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. Charlotte plays a very minor role in this story, but Aunt Vespasia returns. The story centers on corpses tuning up in unlikely place, and one poor corpse must be buried 3 times. Thomas must find the grave robber and the reason for this ghastly deed. Perry evicts talking of fashion in this novel, but spends much time on the plight of the uneducated and poor that frequent the workhouses. When one of the corpses happens to be an artist thought to be visiting Paris, the investigation sizzles. Perry omits much in this novel that sets her apart, such as characterization and setting. The emphasis rests on a few wealthy people attempting to pass legislation to aid the poor citizens of England. ( )
  delphimo | Feb 3, 2015 |
4th in the Inspector Pitt series. Slightly bizarre plot involving dug-up bodies, workhouse reform bill and blackmailer Godolphin Jones, portrait painter, murdered. ( )
  reader68 | Nov 2, 2012 |
I'm not sure the characters actions were quite logical but Perry has a nice mix of things going on in Victorian London. She made her point about workhouses by showing things not going off onto sermons. Made me think about third world conditions today. ( )
  BonnieJune54 | Mar 30, 2012 |
Really a good read; much information about Victorian social morals and life of the average as well as the advantaged person./ ( )
  JanicsEblen | Nov 7, 2011 |
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What an odd sight! The dead body of a peer of the realm sitting upright in an empty hansom cab. He had been decently buried once before, Inspector Pitt knew. There was something terrible amiss. Despite doctor's claims of death by natural causes, Pitt insisted on serious digging to unearth the truth--even if it killed him.

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It is a most incredible sight: a corpse sitting at the reins of a hansom caband; not just any corpse, but the body of a peer of the realm. To Inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, this macabre apparition seems like sheer lunacy. Who would ever want to exhume a decently buried old chap like Lord Augustus Fitzroy-Hammond? A doctor insists that Lord Augustus's death was natural. But as far as the police are concerned, there's certainly nothing natural about any of this gristly aftermath.… (more)

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