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Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry
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Dark Tide Rising refers to the ebbing of the tides in Jacob's Island where the murder of the kidnapped victim, the loss of the ransom money and the apparent presence of a traitor among the River Police were all laid bare. The search for a traitor in ...more
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A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry
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The story was set in December in the slums of Victorian London. There was a missing donkey named Charlie... there was also a man with a foreign accent who was called Balthasar, considered to be a wise man in those parts, add two girls looking for the ...more
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A Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry
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My first introduction to a character in another series, Runcorn of the William Monk Mysteries. He was about burnt out from his life as a detective (actually a Superintendent?) mostly dealing with London's dark underworld... hence, a much needed ...more
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A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry
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Mariah Ellison, the irascible dreadful old dragon of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries became the temporary Christmas guest of Joshua and Caroline Fielding, sojourning for the holidays at Romney Marsh in Dartmoor. Mortified by Emily's ...more
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A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry
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Dominic Corde, former hedonistic and 'casual~sex' offender plus Charlotte's first love, now a reformed married man and curate, was sent by the Bishop to a vicarage outside of London (in the village of Cottisham in Oxfordshire) to fill in for their ...more
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A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
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This is a well~written study of remorse, guilt and atonement all the more impactful because of the plausibility of them mirroring reality... that each person felt remorse and the need to atone... how each one of them dealt with her own guilt and her ...more
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Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry
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The inevitable result and sort~of~a~reward for Pitt's exemplary career in public service then later his remarkable secret service to the Crown. This started with the somewhat ridiculous and unbelievable death of a keeper of secrets devoted to the ...more
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Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry
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Pitt (still with the Special Branch) reluctantly entered into a temporary alliance with his arch enemy, Sir Charles Voisely MP, against the Inner Circle headed by Superintendent Wetron of Bow Street. Wetron's plan was to allow and even aid in ...more
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Seven Dials by Anne Perry
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When the Egyptian mistress of a minor British diplomat and MP was found by a constable carting a wheelbarrow with a man shot through the heart at 3 o'clock in the morning with that same MP apparently just breaking in on the garden scene, the Special ...more
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Brunswick Gardens by Anne Perry
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A rabid erudite feminist translator was found dead at the foot of the stairs of a Vicar nominated for a bishopric. It was up to Pitt and Tellman to determine if it was murder, though the Reverend was already implicated by those who apparently heard ...more
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