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Farriers' Lane (1993)

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (13)

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The Pitts and Charlotte's mother, Caroline are enjoying a night at the theater when the man in the next box becomes ill. He dies at the theater and Thomas suspects he was poisoned. He's been put on the case and learns that he was a judge and was looking into a 5 year old murder conviction after a visit from the convicted man's sister. With the help of Charlotte, Daisy and Caroline who is involved, much to the horror of her daughter, with one of the actors who is 15 years her junior Thomas investigates and solves the cold case to solve the judges murder. I found this book to be a little repetitious and of course the prejudices against the different religions and society were very pompous according to today's standards. ( )
  Kathy89 | Mar 19, 2013 |
An enjoyable mystery, but it had its flaws. As usual, the viewpoint moved (between Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Charlotte's mother, Thomas's boss, and the Pitts' maid, Gracie) but the pacing of the moves was uneven and sometimes uncomfortable. I enjoyed the Victorian cold case conceit and other aspects, like Gracie's adventure, but I felt this book didn't delve as deeply into the dark, human underpinnings of Victorian society as her best books. It raised some spectres but didn't really scrutinize them. ( )
  eilonwy_anne | May 11, 2009 |
mystery historical england 1800's ( )
  Ajofisher | Sep 11, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449219615, Mass Market Paperback)

"Gripping and intense...Her characters are authentically and appealingly drawn, and her plot is sinister."
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When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang.
Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth....
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When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.… (more)

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