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by Anne Perry
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449222276, Mass Market Paperback)"The author has the eyes of a hawk for character nuance and her claws out for signs of the criminal injustices rampant among the privileged classes during this gilded historical perilousness."
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
When low-life moneylender William Weems is found murdered, there are few to mourn his passing. But when Inspector Pitt finds a list containing the names of some of London's most distinguished gentlemen in the murdered man's office, he recognizes the smell of blackmail. Fortunately, Pitt's clever, well-born wife, Charlotte has entree into London's best society. And at glittering balls and over gossipy teas, she observes a world of passion, power, and greed, that is closed to police inspection...
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When obscure money lender William Weems is found murdered in the humble Clerkenwell district, Inspector Pitt uses a list found in Weems' office, containing the names of London's most distinguished gentleman, to investigate.
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