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Ashworth Hall (1997)

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt (17)

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In 19th Century England a meeting of Irish Protestants and Catholics to discuss home rule for Ireland is disrupted by murder. Scotland Yard's Thomas Pitt and his wife try to find the killer before he strikes again and scuttles the talks, the purpose of which is to bring peace to Ireland.
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I love Anne Perry. I will read everything she writes. I confess it may be my ignorance about the struggles between the Irish Protestants and Catholics during this time period. However, I found it such a struggle to keep the characters straight in this story. Although I understood the premise, it did not keep my interest and the mystery got lost. Since I found it hard to keep the characters straight, I did not become interested in their outcome nor was I sure who actually was the person who committed the crime. Perhaps someone else will have better luck with this one, it wasn't for me. It will not, however, stop me from reading Anne Perry. ( )
  Pat_Bunk_Malecki | Dec 10, 2020 |
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 |
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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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In der grauen Dämmerung des Oktoberabends richtete Pitt seinen Blick auf den Toten, der auf dem Pflaster des Gässchens lag.
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In 19th Century England a meeting of Irish Protestants and Catholics to discuss home rule for Ireland is disrupted by murder. Scotland Yard's Thomas Pitt and his wife try to find the killer before he strikes again and scuttles the talks, the purpose of which is to bring peace to Ireland.

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