Um morto a mais em Resurrection Row (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #4)
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 ...more
A strong thread in the story is the appalling conditions in the homes of the urban poor and the workhouses where they are forced to go if they reach bottom - with women prepared to turn ...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
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
Corpses keep popping out all over the place, they've been dead and buried for weeks.
Now someone digging them out and leave them without stealing any part of their bodies, something just not right!:)
I think I like Ms. Perry's writing style.
No heart pounding actions or Thomas chasing the villains everywhere in this series.
He just a smart guy who was trying to solve the mystery with asking the right questions again and again until all the layers that we use to covered all th ...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
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
As is always the case ...more
Anyway, Emily isn't in this installment at all, but I didn't notice her absence till halfway through the book. I loved that Aunt Vespasia is back - as it Dominic from Book 1.
The ending made a lot of sense and I liked that Pitt (view spoiler)[waited to arrest St. Jermyn till after the bill had gone to t ...more
Bodies keep cropping up weeks after they've been buried. Why? That's the mystery, a side story is that of the workhouses and the slums of London. There is an effort t ...more
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
Stavolta Charlotte rimane in disparte, il vero investigatore è Pitt. Sconvolgente la storia sulle case di lavoro e le condizioni in cui vivevano i bambini e i poveri ...more
The only reason I read these stories is for the sheer education one gets about the Victorian era. For example, you realize jus ...more
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
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
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