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Death on Blackheath by Anne Perry
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-mystery, victorian, mystery

Pitt is called to investigate a mutilated body found near the residence of Dudley Kynaston, a naval weapons expert. Kynaston's wife's maid is missing, and the body fits the description. In the course of the investigation he unearths the possibility of treason, and so must tread very carefully. Perry gives us a nice convoluted conspiracy that she slowly unravels.

I'm pleased that this series seems to be getting back on its feet with this installment. The previous couple of books were in my opinion not as good as her previous work. Since Thomas was promoted to Special Branch his cases have been less interesting than when he was a policeman. But this book brought back more involvement by Charlotte, who had been kind of sidelined since Pitt could no longer share details about his cases as freely as before. I also like the development of Vespasia's deepening relationship with Victor Narraway, and am enjoying getting to know Detective Stoker better. I had stopped reading this series for about two years, but am now eager to continue it again.


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Reading Progress

December 21, 2016 – Started Reading
December 23, 2016 – Shelved
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-mystery
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: victorian
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
December 23, 2016 – Finished Reading

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