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Ashworth Hall by Anne Perry

Ashworth Hall (1997)

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt (17)

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Pitt and Charlotte are on the scene when a prominent politician trying to broker an Irish Home Rule agreement is murdered. There is a small number of suspects all present at Charlotte's sister Emily's country house. Overall this was good, but I felt that the final solution was a little rushed, sort of crammed into the final 2-3 pages of the novel. Surely a little more care could have been expended to tying up loose ends? Plus I found Charlotte's jealousy of Pitt's attention to Eudora Greville, the widow of the murdered man, a little silly. Charlotte is usually such a strong character that it seemed petty for her to react in that way. But a satisfying enough mystery. ( )
  sansmerci | Nov 3, 2017 |
Ashworth Hall" almost exactly fits the formula 'closed door' Victorian murder mystery mold (hey, there's even a butler)... In 1890, a group of Irish leaders, their wives and servants are meeting for a conference at a British manor house to address the "Irish Problem." First, the politician hosting the conference is found murdered... but is the motive political or personal? More literary in style than say, Amanda Quick, book, but still a basic whodunnit ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
Not my favorite. For Frances.
  fgscott | Jan 22, 2012 |
Love this Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. This one was read by David McCallum. Very complicated plot with Pitt being assigned to protect dignitaries at a secret meeting at his society in-law's estate. The bad feelings between the Irish and the English surface and and murdered diplomat is the very man Pitt was sent to protect. Gracie, acting as Charlotte's maid, aids Pitt in his investigation. ( )
  Kathy89 | Mar 12, 2010 |
great irish accents but quite complicated. ( )
  mahallett | Mar 6, 2010 |
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Für meine Mutter wegen ihres Mutes und Glaubens sowie für Meg Macdonald wegen ihrer Freundschaft, der guten Einfälle und ihrer stets fruchtbaren Kommentare.
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Longtime readers of Anne Perry will be familiar with Inspector Thomas Pitt, the low-born London copper with a better-born wife, Charlotte. Set during the Victorian era, Perry's mysteries usually examine the dark underbelly of aristocratic life. Homosexuality, adultery, and pedophilia have all been subjects of her previous books; in Ashworth Hall she injects a new ingredient: politics.

Ashworth Hall is the name of an estate where, in the autumn of 1890, a highly secret meeting is being held to discuss Anglo-Irish relations. The "Irish Problem" soon takes a backseat to murder, however, and Inspector Pitt, who as the son of servants grew up on just such an estate, is called in to solve the case. While he investigates below-stairs, Charlotte gathers clues above. As usual, their collaboration is successful, both in crime-solving and as literature.

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When Charlotte Pitt attends a meeting between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, Thomas Pitt receives an assignment to guard a man who will also be attending.

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