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The Hyde Park Headsman (1994)

by Anne Perry

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Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Victorian murder mystery. Beheadings. Fantastical and slightly ott. Thomas is a Superintendent and doesn't particularly like delegating the work to resentful others. ( )
  reader68 | Dec 18, 2012 |
Inspector Thomas Pitt's promotion to Superintendent and the resultant pressures and predicaments differentiate this from the average Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mystery. The gruesome, high-publicity murder case was interesting, and I found the domestic and political elements added, rather than detracted, from the story. Well-paced and plotted. ( )
  eilonwy_anne | May 19, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449223507, Mass Market Paperback)

Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking.
Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt's subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked. And in a shocking turn of events that nearly convinces the pair of sleuths that they have met their match, the case proves to be Pitt's toughest ever . . . .
"Very satisfying, a lovely way to spend a rainy spring weekend." -- USA Today
"Thrilling . . . [Perry's] understanding of the historically rich period enables her to devise a plot true to its time yet timeless in its approach to human nature." -- The Orlando Sentinel

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In Victorian London, Supt. Pitt of Scotland Yard investigates the murder of three apparently disparate victims: a band leader, a naval officer and a bus conductor. All three were beheaded. The case leaves him stumped, but fortunately there is his wife.… (more)

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