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Pentecost Alley

by Anne Perry

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A prostitute is murdered in Victorian London, strangled with her own stocking. Superintendent Pitt obtains a confession from a pimp who is promptly executed. Pitt gets a shock when a second murder follows, bearing the hallmarks of the first. Coincidence, or was Pitt party to a miscarriage of justice? By the author of Traitors Gate.… (more)
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Decent murder mystery with Thomas Pitt as the lead investigator.
The case involves the murder of three prostitutes, a suspect from a wealthy London family and members of a secret society. Pitt is assisted by his wife Charlotte and her sister Emily. ( )
  MaggieFlo | Mar 26, 2015 |
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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Beltran, CarlosCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fernandes, StanislawCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Griffini, Grazia Mariasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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A prostitute is murdered in Victorian London, strangled with her own stocking. Superintendent Pitt obtains a confession from a pimp who is promptly executed. Pitt gets a shock when a second murder follows, bearing the hallmarks of the first. Coincidence, or was Pitt party to a miscarriage of justice? By the author of Traitors Gate.

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