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Um morto a mais em Resurrection Row (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #4)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  4,422 Ratings  ·  167 Reviews
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
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Published 2005 by Gótica (first published 1981)
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Pam Baddeley
A murder mystery set in the Victorian period in London and, I discovered, part of a series about police inspector Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte. Resurrected bodies start turning up, the first propped on the box of a hansom cab, and confusion follows with mis-identification adding to the Inspector's problems.

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
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Kathy Davie
May 01, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, history, homey
Fourth in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt historical mystery series set in Victorian England and revolving around an unlikely couple.


My Take
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
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Kristensilvermoore
This book really deserves more like 3 1/2 stars, because it's a really well-written mystery, but it didn't really grab me emotionally. I more enjoyed it for the puzzle of it, and I have to say, it was nice having Detective Pitt as more of a focus than his wife Charlotte. Oddly, there was a lot less verbal class warfare and sniping than the last book in the series, which was a relief, but ironic, since the primary focus of many characters was passing a reform law to help deeply impoverished peopl ...more
C.
Feb 18, 2017 C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite gruesome aspects, I enjoyed "Resurrection Row" thoroughly. Charlotte and Thomas's daughter, Jemima, is two and Emily, with a newborn son, does not appear. Aunt Vespasia is en forme and it was touching that Sarah is mentioned. Her widower, Dominic, is fond of a young widow. They land under brief suspicion in the most bizarre case Thomas has ever encountered: bodies in and out of graves. Minor quibbles leave ample room for a high grade. I do hope that with time, Anne Perry overcame these t ...more
Carolyn F.
Jan 03, 2011 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read this back when it originally came out (1981! I can't believe it was that long ago). But it had been so long that as I listened to the audiobook I kept thinking it sounded familiar. Then about 3/4 of the way through I remembered the ending.

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
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Sarah
Feb 07, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed the mystery in this book more than the previous 3. It DID deal with some seedier sides of society which hadn't really made an appearance in the other books. However, the actual mystery was much more interesting and really had me thinking even though a murder isn't discovered until close to the end of the book. Normally this would drive me batty but here there is still a mystery, I just began to assume that it wouldn't involve a murder.

It also delved into the horrific conditions of the
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Judy
May 05, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some years ago I discovered Anne Perry and read several of her books. I still remember her series with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. I just couldn't remember exactly how many of this series I had read. So I decide to start reading/listening to this fourth book. Perry does such a good job of portraying the time period, and creates real characters. In this book she presents an interesting mystery, but also relates the misery and hopelessness of the workhouses and lower classes in England. In addition ...more
Ira
May 18, 2017 Ira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this one!
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
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Elsie
Feb 15, 2017 Elsie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mystery, really different concept with the grave robbing aspect. I enjoy these books.
Katy M
Jul 20, 2014 Katy M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Masterful storytelling.

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
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Sharyn
Jul 06, 2015 Sharyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am quite enamored with Anne Perry, only recently discovering her. How did I miss her. Mysteries taking place in Victorian England. I feel as if I am there. (Though thank goodness I am not as women wore up to 37 lbs of clothing!!) And if you weren't of the upper class, life was quite miserable. I listened to the audio book narrated by Davina Porter, so I kept expecting Jamie and Claire to appear as she is the narrator of Outlander!) This is a Thomas Pitt and Charlotte story, though there wasn't ...more
Lynne Tull
Nov 11, 2014 Lynne Tull rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, victorian
Only 2 stars...disappointed in this book. I felt like I was reading a textbook about grave desecration, resurrection-ism, and the bodies involved. The mystery seemed to be secondary. Both part were tied together close to the end, but it seemed contrived to make it so. I prefer the mystery to be prominent thread. If I need detail, do not write me a textbook. A quick overview will do for me. I like the characters. However, I don't think Charlotte and Thomas have found a good balance in their perso ...more
Maren
Sep 16, 2012 Maren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy the Molly Murphy series for the historical setting and cozy mystery but find yourself getting too annoyed with Molly and Daniel and their toxic relationship, give this series a try. This series is set in Victorian London instead of turn-of-the-century New York. The "rules of society" are quite foreign, but entertaining to me. The relationship between Charlotte and Thomas Pitt is what Molly and Daniel should have!
Iblena
Nov 05, 2014 Iblena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De las que he leído hasta el momento de la serie del Inspector Pitt, El Callejón De Los Resucitados es la que más he disfrutado, si bien como siempre Ann Perry describe los vicios,miserias y la hipocresía de la aristocracia y la alta sociedad Victoriana al menos en esta ocasión dota a sus personajes secundarios de personalidad y no están simplemente para lucimiento de Charlotte y Thomas Pitt.
Renny
Feb 17, 2017 Renny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a mystery with some rather unusual events and links. There is also a strong social message framing the conditions of life of the desperately poor as compared to those of the well to do in Charles Dickinson’s England with the glaringly equal difficulties that still exist and are equally valid in the world today of effecting critically needed changes.
Melanie
Well written but it didn't grab my interest as much as the others have.
Marilyn Fontane
I read Resurrection Row because it was mentioned in Anne Perry's latest book, Death on Blackheath, tying Aunt Vespasia's friend and neighbor, Somerset Carlyle, in with digging up dead bodies and placing them in places where they would be found. Pitt felt he must in some way be associated with the murder in Death on Blackheath since he was the only person he knew who had a stomach for such work. On the other hand, he didn't want to disturb the very proper Vespasia by bringing up a friend of hers, ...more
Sandi Willis
Mar 08, 2014 Sandi Willis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't remember a book where more dead bodies kept appearing everywhere. These are not just dead bodies. These bodies were buried and unburied. Talk about a disgusting job for someone to do that! Yuck! That is all of the clue I will give about the story. The story does give the reader a great deal of information about the what life was like for every class in the Victorian Era. Some of it is not very pleasant to read about but it is needed for the story to be told. Everyone should feel blessed ...more
Esme
Mar 08, 2011 Esme rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anne Perry schreibt Kriminalromane, die im London der viktorianischen Zeit angesiedelt sind. Inspektor Thomas Pitt vom Scotland Yard ermittelt in der feinen Gesellschaft, während seine Ehefrau Charlotte oftmals aus Neugier Nachforschungen auf eigene Faust anstellt.

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
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Susan Anderson
Aug 02, 2011 Susan Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous Pitt mystery by Anne Perry, the fourth in the series. And the reader is off to the races beginning on the first page when two of the folks hailing a cab get more than they bargained for, an astonished horse and a corpse who’s been there, done that, now dug up, and posed as a cabby. A creative if improbable beginning. And the reader settles in. Not only are the dead again exposed, but the manners and mores, the pretenses and hypocrisies of Victorian society.

As is always the case
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Jenny
Jun 21, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This may have been my favorite Perry book so far - not least because I found out she was accused of murder when she was 15! I guess that explains why she's so good at writing murder mystery books.

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)
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Barbara M
I read Rutland Place (#5) before this one (#4) which I rarely do. I'm glad I went back and got this one when a friend offered a copy. This was a good mystery. Its been a long time since I'd read Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, I didn't remember Charlotte taking so much of a back seat but that's find, Pitt had the top billing on this one.

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
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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

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Debbie Maskus
I am on a Ferris wheel that cannot stop, and therefore I have finished number 4 of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. Charlotte plays a very minor role in this story, but Aunt Vespasia returns. The story centers on corpses tuning up in unlikely place, and one poor corpse must be buried 3 times. Thomas must find the grave robber and the reason for this ghastly deed. Perry evicts talking of fashion in this novel, but spends much time on the plight of the uneducated and poor that frequent the wo ...more
Hermioneginny
Mentre Pitt e Charlotte tornano a casa dopo il teatro, scoprono il cadavere di un uomo su una carrozza. Un lord morto alcuni giorni prima e già sepolto. Come e perché è stato disseppellito? E succede la stessa cosa altre volte. Pitt è chiamato a indagare nella via dove il lord abitava... per fortuna c'è zia Vespasia dalla sua parte!

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
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Anne Hawn Smith
Jan 26, 2011 Anne Hawn Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This reminded me of an old movie called "The Trouble with Harry." Harry can't seem to stay buried. In this case, an elderly man is found propped up and dead in an cab in Victorian London. The problem is that he is not only dead, but he has been already been buried. The family gather's together to bury him again and a few days later there is another corpse that turns up posed as if he were living, but unfortunately dead and buried. By this time he is getting really hard to identify, but the famil ...more
Maria
Jan 23, 2015 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery by Anne Perry and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed previous books in the series. I think it is because it didn’t have enough of Charlotte involved in the mystery as she has been in previous stories. Set in Victorian London, 1886, this book features the deplorable conditions of the work houses and grave robbing.

The only reason I read these stories is for the sheer education one gets about the Victorian era. For example, you realize jus
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Jamie Collins
This is the fourth Victorian murder mystery in this series featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, and his wife Charlotte, who married her for love but significantly below herself in society. There’s some interesting bits where Charlotte is learning to cook and keep house on a policeman’s salary.

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
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Emily
Charlotte and Thomas are always an entertaining sleuthing pair. There's a nice bit of ethical ambiguity surrounding a Victorian reform issues subplot and its questions of how you treat those around you. A couple of secondary characters are back from previous books, but that just made me miss what made this a just a mildly entertaining read: no Emily. There's one scene where Charlotte think how her sister would act if present, which just articulated how I felt for most of the book. Emily is my fa ...more
Susie Fiorito
Jun 17, 2014 Susie Fiorito rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of Anne Perry's for a long time. Whenever I just plain can't find anything to appeal to me I can always trust Anne Perry to deliver.

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
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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 categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction. Many of them feature a number of recurrin
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