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Pentecost Alley (1996)

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (16)

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Another good mystery from the writings of Anne Perry. A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel set in Victorian England. Definitely a good read. ( )
  IllanoyGal | Aug 16, 2010 |
Audio read by David McCallum. Thomas Pitt is called in to investigate the murder of young prostitute. The case has similiarities to Jack the Ripper murders. The chief suspect is a wealthy, well connected young man whose sister is a friend of Charlotte's sister, Emily. Tthe wrong man is sentenced and another young girl is murdered. There's lots of secrets and coverups but in the end the killer is just who you think it is. ( )
  Kathy89 | Mar 15, 2010 |
A police novel set in Jack the Ripper's London, one of a series. Good period detail but story not great ( )
  louiseog | Apr 4, 2007 |
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"Sorry, sir," Inspector Ewart said quietly as Pitt stared down at the woman's body sprawled across the big bed, at her face swollen in the asphyxia of death.
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Doing good works can be gray . . . Being good isn't, because that involves feeling, caring about what you do. It isn't a bloodless sort of thing at all. Selfishness is gray, in the end. It may not look it to begin with, but when you realize someone is essentially interested only in themselves, and if they even have to choose between what they like and what you need, you will lose. That's gray. Cowardice is gray . . . the people who run away and leave you to fight alone when it looks as if the danger is real and you might not win. Liars are gray, people who tell you what you want to believe whether it's true or not. It's generosity, courage, laughter and honesty which are really the bright colors.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449225666, Mass Market Paperback)

"DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN . . . Descriptive, evocative, and always precise . . . The mystery plot is tricky and beautifully paced."

*The Virginian-Pilot



The ritual murder of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley would ordinarily occasion no stir in Victoria's great metropolis. But, under the victim's body, the police find a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name Finlay Fitzjames--a name that instantly draws Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case.



Finlay's father *immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous *refuses to consider the possibility that his son has been in Ada McKinley's bed. The implication is clear: Pitt is to arrest someone other than Finlay Fitzjames for Ada's demise. But Thomas Pitt is not a man to be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation *one that twists and turns like London's own ancient streets. . . .



"Stands as one of her most intricately constructed plots . . . Perry packs a triple wallop into the final pages, one climax following another."

*Chicago Sun-Times



"Vibrant . . . Alluring."

*The New York Times Book Review



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After sending a man to the gallows for the murder of a Whitechapel prostitute two years after the ghastly crimes of Jack the Ripper, Superintendent Thomas Pitt is suddenly confronted with another chillingly similar killing that raises speculation that the wrong man had been convicted--or that the Ripper has returned.… (more)

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