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Resurrection Row (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #4)
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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
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
I never put spoilers in my reviews.
Anne Perry is a master of the written word. Every word, phrase, paragraph is placed for maximum effect. There is no filler or waste. She has obviously researched the era exhaustively. Her insight into the human condition is uncanny.
There are always many layers to her tales. The main storyline is Pitt and Charlotte, his police work and the mystery of the case he's working on in the particular book in this series, set in Victorian London. T ...more
Resurrection Row is one of Ms. Perry's earlier novels in the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. It's only 216 pages which is short for Anne.
It was a great story. Full of mystery and not an obvious villan.
If you enjoy Steam Punk Victorian thriller, Ms. Perry is your girl. She captures the essence of the time period and delivers it to the reader. You ...more
As is always the case ...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.
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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
The mystery is good, but it is dragged out and slowly moves along.
the mystery was very intriguing as buried corpses were finding themselves out from their graves. this time pitt was really confounded by this mystery. was it merely a prank? a cry for justice for wrongful deaths? pitt had to put his wits together as he tried to solve this mystery which revolved the aristocrats of the victorian london.
Why do I keep reading these? They're not very good, and worse in the printing/publishing than the writing.
But they are good for rainy days or sick days, I suppose. And FAST reads. And I've really developed a rather sick fascination with just how bad the copy-editing can be...will they get better as I go on? Worse??
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
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
In this book, Somerset Carlisle, who will pop up intermittantly throughout the series, gets his chance to be a much more intriguing character than he appears in subsequent books. I really wish that the potential of her supporting cast wouldn't get squashed down the road. At least I don't have that complaint about Aunt Vespasia, who ...more
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