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Half Moon Street

by Anne Perry

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Series: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt (20)

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Superintendent Thomas Pitt, investigating the discovery of a dead man found drifting in the Thames, must walk a narrow line between hunting down the guilty and protecting the innocent when his search for answers leads him deep into Victorian London's bohemia.
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(2000)Another very good Thomas Pitt mystery where he tries to find out who killed a local photographer and dressed the corpse as a woman.
  derailer | Jan 25, 2024 |
This was the first book I ever read by Anne Perry. Eh. Well, it was a lot better written than a lot of mysteries I've read. But it oscillated weirdly between fairly typical murder-mystery with police investigations and clues and all that - and a barely-connected story with lots of musings on the role of women in society, the theatre, and the issues involved in censorship. Then, about halfway through, it basically went off on an extended rant against pornography and how bondage/fetish is sick & woman-hating. Whatever. Tell it to all the women I know in the fetish scene....

So. I was unimpressed. And then while I was reading it (at work) I got informed that the writer is actually one of the girls that movie Heavenly Creatures is about, and when she was a teenager she actually killed someone. It's kinda creepy that now she's a successful murder-mystery writer. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
I love Anne Perry's novels, all of them, for the vitality and complexity of her characters and her keen depiction of 19th century England. If only there were more than the great stack I've read. ( )
1 vote jarvenpa | Mar 31, 2013 |
Inspec Pitt, murdered photographer-Cathcart, theater star Cecily Antrim, son Orlando
Carolina, Joshua Sameul(from America)
  mtnmamma | Nov 16, 2007 |
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Superintendent Thomas Pitt, investigating the discovery of a dead man found drifting in the Thames, must walk a narrow line between hunting down the guilty and protecting the innocent when his search for answers leads him deep into Victorian London's bohemia.

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