The Cater Street Hangman
"An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era."THE CHATTANOOGA TIMESWhile the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt... show more
"An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era."THE CHATTANOOGA TIMESWhile the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself couriously drawn to pretty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder....From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: September 30th 2008
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt (#1)
There was a little too much focusing on dresses and who was in love with who, but I went into this book expecting it, so it didn't annoy me that much. I really liked the emphasis on the expectations for men and women during that time. Charlotte came across as a bit too naive to believe, but I liked ...
I just don't have time to do full blown reviews right now! When I did my January recap post, I realized that I had only read one Scribd book. If I am going to maintain my subscription, I need to read at least four or five books a month to make it worth my while. When I saw that Anne Perry's Thom...
I enjoyed this start to the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, set in Victorian London. This novel opens in 1881 with the still unmarried Charlotte Ellison. Her elder sister Sarah is married to a man Charlotte has a longstanding crush on, and her younger sister Emily is trying to catch a Lord in matr...
I stayed up until 5:30am listening to this audiobook, because it was due back at the library today. I can't say that it was wasted time. It was a pretty good book and the narrator, Davina Porter does a satisfying job. However, I didn't love this book. I think the major issue I had was that I foun...
I read this after buying several books in the Pitt series at a garage sale. It was a couple years before I learned that Anne Perry (real name Juliet Hulme) helped her best gal pal plan and commit matricide when they were teenagers. In light of this revelation, I think I'm going to have to pass on th...
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