The Whitechapel Conspiracy (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #21)
In 1892, the grisly murders of Whitechapel prostitutes four years earlier by a killer dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a terrifying enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, Superintendent Thomas Pitt’s testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt i...more
But, as this novel opens - Pitt is in trouble for d ...more
Es un género que no suelo tocar, como iba diciendo: si lo elegí fue porque era sobre Whitechapel, donde había estado alojada en mis vacaciones en Londres. Eso y porque bueno, me lo han dejado y era gratis.
Empezó bien y siguió bien. El problema es que hubo un momento en el que sólo se centraban en algunas cosas como: "seguir a una persona que está descubriendo ciertas pistas sin saber cómo" o "tomtamos té mientras bus ...more
The main characters are Perry's recurring her ...more
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Pour vous situer rapidement le contexte, nous sommes à la fin du 19ème siècle, en Angleterre et le royaume est menacé, le prince dilapide l’argent qu’il n’a pas et sa mère se désintéresse complètement de ...more
Perry, Anne - 21st in series
Four years after the Ripper terrorized London, Thomas's testimony in a murder case is enough to convince a jury to convict distinguished soldier John Adinett of the murder of his friend, Martin Fetters, despite Adinett's having no clear motive for the killing. Upon conclusion of the case, Thomas finds himself removed from command of the Bow Street Station and sent to work undercover for the Special Branch in the East End. Somehow, unknowingly ...more
Hamlet provides a structure for Perry to study the political actions of this time. She weaves a story that encompasses Jack the Ripper, a wayward prince, Republicans versus Royalists, Jews as scapegoats, the forgotten and much abused poverty stricken masses, and the extended family of the Pitts. The story unfolds as a puzzle with an abundance of clues and the Pitt household turns out to solve the puzzle. Gracie and Aunt Vespacia each have important supporting roles.
Meanwhile, his coworker is trying to unravel another mystery with the help of ...more
This book is a new twist on the Ripper case, involving one of Perry's two separate protagonists, police detective Thomas Pitt. Pitt is a great character, as is his wife Charlotte - who married down when she married Pitt for love. Charlotte often uses her wealthy connections to help Thomas so ...more
Juliet took the name "Anne Perry," the latter being her stepfather's surname. Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979. Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurrin ...more