Resurrection Row (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #4)
Bodies that won't stay buried—is it a practical joke? Or murder?
Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn't Inspector Thomas Pitt's usual fare. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man's corpse is found sitting in the family pew the Sunday following his second interment, Pitt begins to wonder if perhaps there's some message in it. The case grows increasingly bizarre as oth...more
Twisty. Perry sure went to a lot of work on this one.
It's foot-slogging having to go back over and over again. Dealing with the same people as Pitt continues to drag the bits and pieces out of them. Slowly assembling the puzzle. It's an excellent example of why the police need to ask so many seemingly unrelated questions. You never know when one bit of info...more
As is always the case...more
This is after Thomas Pitt and Charlotte are married and have a little girl. He's still insecure about her losing her position in society by marrying him and being okay with it. She's happy with her life as it is, chores and all. Pitt is called to in...more
It also delved into the horrific conditions of the...more
Nervenzerfetzende Spannung kommt in diesen Romanen nie auf. Alles läuft ein wenig langsamer und dadurch kommt ein sehr gutes Gefühl für die Gesellschaft und die gesellschaftliche Etikette um 1890 auf.
Warum "Resurrection Row" den deutsc...more
interresting premise; bodies are being dug up and left in unusual places. The plot itself was somewhat weaker. I think the author may have started with the 'suppose' about the bodies and worked from there. In general, her plots are not particularly strong. She takes a basically small story and adds her background material and one or two subplots consistant with the era and viola, she has a novel. The end result is consistantly...more
Once again, the setting and characters are full of the dilemmas and tragedy of Victorian London. Perry makes me glad I didn't live then!
As for the mystery: someone is digging up freshly interred bodies and leaving them in places where innocent bystanders will discover them. It’s intriguing at first, but the resolution is pretty weak.
As with mos...more
Y por supuesto no faltó el ataque de celos (en realidad no, pero internamente, sí!) de Pitt por Charlotte y su ex-cuñado.
En fin, la recomiendo.
Anne Perry (born Juliet Hulme) is a British historical novelist.
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 cate...more