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Triple Jeopardy

(Daniel Pitt #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Twenty-one Days.

Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thomas, is delighted that his sister, Jemima, and her family have returned to London from the States for a visit. But the Pitts soo
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Ballantine Books (first published September 20th 2018)
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A simple, uncomplicated case of murder and courtroom drama this is not. But, then it never is with a writer who not only brings the past of, first Victorian, and now Edwardian London to life, but also brings the reader right inside the minds of the characters who people her stories.

For those new to Anne Perry's books, Triple Jeopardy is the second of the Daniel Pitt stories. The Daniel Pitt stories are a follow up series to the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. Daniel is their son. He is a lawy
Kate Baxter
The year is 1910 and young barrister Daniel Pitt is anxious as he steps into Sir Thomas Pitt's home. It's not his parents who have him on tenterhooks but rather the return to England of his older sister who had married an American and now makes her home in Washington, D.C. Daniel and his sister, Jemima, were once very close in his youth and now, after all this time, he's not sure what to expect. It's been four years since last they saw each other. And on top of that, she has brought her husband ...more
Helen Howerton
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triple Jeopardy is the second Daniel Pitt book by Anne Perry, and it’s a worthy successor to the first.

Daniel’s sister and her husband, visiting from Washington DC relate a horrible story; a British diplomat has committed a sexual assault and robbery on a young girl, even to the point of doing so in her bedroom -- in America. The man has grabbed a necklace, claimed diplomatic immunity, and fled home to England. So far he’s escaped justice. They want Daniel Pitt’s help to do something about this.
Stunning revelation!

A slow beginning opening with a Pitt family reunion. Daniel's sister Jemima, her husband Patrick and their two lovely children having come from Washington D.C. to England for a visit. A visit that coincides with the charge of embezzlement for a young English diplomat, Philip Sidney, who had fled Washington claiming diplomatic immunity against a more serious charge, the attack and theft from a young woman Miss Rebecca Thorwood whilst she was sleeping. Rebecca is a friend of Je
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ongoing-series
I found the mystery in this second installment of the Daniel Pitt series to be interesting and puzzling. I had an idea of what the solution might involve, but I was wrong. It did wrap up with a bang and minimal explanation, which made me felt that all that had gone before could have been abbreviated to match the compactness of the finale.

Overall, I like the main character. He is pleasant and not overconfident as he learns the ropes of his legal profession. I also enjoyed the reappearance of Miri
Susan Johnson
This is the second installment of the new Daniel Pitt series, the son of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. I really like this character and find him quite refreshing. He's a new lawyer just getting his bearings and is likable. This one features his sister, Jemima, returning home from America for a visit with her new husband and two young daughters.

Her new husband is a policeman who seeks Daniel's help in a case. The case is so convoluted and silly that I almost stopped reading it. I am glad I continu
Barbara Rogers
Series: Daniel Pitt #2
Publication Date: 4/9/19
Number of Pages: 288

Anne Perry is a master storyteller and this new series just adds to her legend. I have followed and loved the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series from the beginning and to now have their son Daniel with his own series is delightful. The first book in the series, Twenty-One Days, was an outstanding read and a great introduction to this new series. In this book, we find recurring characters from the first book – and I hope they will be
Lynn Horton
I’m a fan of Anne Perry, and this book is up to her usual standards. I’ll note that many of the more glowing reviews are from readers of free copies from Net Galley or the publisher, and I’m beginning to become suspicious of the waves of four- and five-star ratings that typically emerge from reading for free. Kind of like I’m becoming suspicious of the four- and five-star reviews of “free” self-published books. I’m beginning to wonder if the reader not having any financial skin in the game unint ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Triple Jeopardy is the second book in the Daniel Pitt series.

Thomas and Charlotte Pitts children are grown and are out facing their own careers. Daniel Pitt has finished his education and is now a practicing lawyer. His father, Thomas Pitt would rather have seen Daniel follow him as a policeman, but is determined not to interfere with any cases Daniel might have unless Daniel was to ask for his help. Daniel’s sister Jemima has moved to America and has married Patrick Flannery, a Washington D.C.
Bebe (Sarah) Brechner
Perry has started a fascinating new series on the son of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, and this is the second entry, set in the second decade of the twentieth century. Daniel Pitt is a young barrister who gets entangled with a case that comes to him via his brother-in-law from the US. Daniel's sister Jemima, her husband Patrick, a Washington DC policeman, and their two young children, are in England for a visit. Patrick presents Daniel with a crime committed in DC by a member of the British embassy ...more
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In my review of the first Daniel Pitt story, Twenty-One Days, I said that Daniel, his cast of irregulars, and the methods they use to discover the truth reminded me more than a bit of the Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries.

That’s still very much true in Daniel’s second outing, along with more than a bit of Law and Order UK, perhaps as the early 20th century edition. Perhaps with a bit of the Bess Crawford mystery book series, or the early adventures of Ma
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When new lawyer Daniel Pitt meets his sister’s husband for the first time, Patrick asks him for help with a case. Daniel’s sister Jemima and her husband are friends with a young woman who was attacked in her own bedroom in Washington, DC. The woman’s dad has identified a British diplomat as the attacker, but the man claims diplomatic immunity and returns to London. Patrick and the young woman’s influential family have a plan to get justice for their daughter, but need Daniel’s help. Daniel agree ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perry's writing is so familiar to me, as are the Pitt family, that I feel I'm catching up with friends. As Daniel is a barrister she'll have some plot turns to attend to to get him involved as he seems set to carry the mantle for the mystery solving Pitts. But she does have a way with a story.
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triple Jeopardy is the second book in Anne Perry’s Daniel Pitt series, a spin off from her popular Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. Fans of Charlotte and Thomas will be happy to hear that they make several appearances during their son’s investigation, which also involves his sister Jemima and her American husband Patrick, who has persuaded Daniel to take on the case of an English diplomat accused of assaulting an American woman in Washington, DC. I hadn’t read either of these series before, and ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-perry
This book had a good story, although it was not as engaging as the first Daniel Pitt novel. It seemed too episodic, and the character of Daniel's brother-in-law was not developed or tied back in at the end. In fact, nothing was tied back in at the end--the novel ends abruptly with no denouement. So the reader is left to wonder how things turned out for many of the characters whose situations kept coming up to create issues or tension in the story and to motivate Daniel's actions. I don't mean co ...more
Laura Denton
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm an avid reader, yet somehow had never read anything by Anne Perry. I'd seen her name, but not sampled. Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book!

I had no foreknowledge of the characters who may be familiar to followers of her oeuvre. Nonetheless, plenty of details helped me grasp their roles and relationships. There's no need to read her series in order. I had less ease keeping myself in the time period, though.

Triple Jeopardy is a tale of internal and external co
Melissa Dee
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anne Perry’s second Daniel Pitt novel is another winner. Perry writes atmospheric historic novels, and this new series, a spin off of her popular Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is set to continue to delight fans.

Daniel Pitt, a young lawyer, is maneuvered into defending a disgraced member of the British consulate in Washington, D.C., sent home because of alleged misbehavior in the United States. The entire Pitt family, as well as several members of Daniel’s law practice become involved in inve
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triple Jeopardy is the second installment from the Daniel Pitt series. I liked it and hope to catch up on the series by reading book one, Twenty-One Days. Four stars.
Kaitlyn Dunnett
What a terrific read. Highly recommended.
Jo Dervan
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thomas Pitt, the London police officer who was the subject of Ann Perry’s first series, is now the head of the Special Branch, an elite force that tackles British national security. His son Daniel is an attorney and works for a small prestigious law firm. This is the second book in Anne Perry’s newest series about the adventures of Daniel Pitt and takes place in the early 20th century London leading up to WWI.

Daniel Pitt visited his parents, Charlotte and Thomas Pitt’s home to see his sister Je
Jean Kolinofsky
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anne Perry takes her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series to the next generation in Triple Jeopardy. Their son Daniel has had some success as a young lawyer, but he has been handed a case that could damage his career.

Daniel’s brother-in-law Patrick is a policeman in Washington DC.on a family visit to London he approaches Daniel with the story of a British diplomat who was involved in an assault and the theft of a necklace. Claiming diplomatic immunity, he quickly fled back to England. While he may
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a favorite author has a long running series and decides to do a spin off or two, too often those new series are not as good as the first one. Such is not the case with Anne Perry and the mysteries that have grown from the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. Their two children are now adults and Daniel has a series of his own. He shines in it. As a barrister he is very new to his profession but it fits him.
It's now 1910 and Daniel is presented with a request from his brother-in-law, newly arri
Rosanne Lortz
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Daniel Pitt's sister Jemima returns to England on a visit from the States, her policeman husband Patrick has a perplexing proposition. He asks Daniel to defend a British diplomat on a minor charge of embezzlement to ensure that the man's real crime of assault (for which he has diplomatic immunity since it was perpetrated in the U.S.) comes out in court. Torn between eagerness to side with family and desire to uncover the truth, Daniel must risk his reputation as a lawyer on a long chance. I ...more
Shirley Schwartz
Although this book started out slow with what appeared to be a rather petty crime of a young British diplomat embezzling the sum of 100 pounds from the British embassy in Washington, DC, it quickly proceeds to much more serious crimes that could cause ripples throughout the country. The young man who is accused of the theft is arrested in London after he has fled from the States back to Britain, and Daniel Pitt is asked by his brother-in-law to take on the young man's defence. There are a lot of ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry is the second in the new Daniel Pitt series: a second-generation series following the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. For every read there are a few authors/books that are touchstones for the reader, a place to bring us back to our center. Anne Perry is that for me. For all the varied reading I do, an Anne Perry novel is like coming home. There is always a moral challenge, maybe several; there is plenty of familial love and support; and there is an interesting mys ...more
Alasandra Alawine
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second Daniel Pitt novel in the new series from Anne Perry.
This novel follows almost directly on from the first story with Thomas Pitt's youngest child - now a young man and qualified lawyer/barrister of 25 - ~Daniel, seeking the truth in a very messy case.
Like his parents, Daniel seems to revel in a complicated case full of red herrings of motives and side lines of confusion!
Jemima, Daniel's sister, visits from her new home in Washington, with her husband and their two small daughter's. Dan
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Daniel’s sister and her husband arrive for a visit from Washington, DC, Daniel is excited to meet his brother-in-law, Patrick, and his two nieces for the first time. Daniel is pulled aside by his brother-in-law, a policeman in DC, and told of a violent attack on a young woman by a British citizen who escapes to the British Embassy and claims diplomatic immunity. Daniel is outraged that the perpetrator, Phillip Sydney, has gotten away with the crime and agrees to help in any way he can short ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the second book in this book series and it's just as entertaining as the first book. Daniel is thrilled when his sister Jemima, who lives in America with her husband and two small children, returns to London for a visit. He quickly finds out, however, that Jemima's good friend Rebecca was recently attacked in Washington, D.C. and a cherished family heirloom taken. Rebecca's family has accused a youn
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the second installment of the Daniel Pitt series, Daniel’s sister is home from America for a visit with her husband and two daughters. His American brother in law, Patrick has brought a case along with him. When a young American socialite is attacked and robbed by an employee of the British embassy the man flees back to England under the guise of diplomatic immunity.

Not only have Jemima and her family come for a visit, so has the young woman who was attacked, along with her family. It seems t
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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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