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Thursday, 30 August 2012

I'm reading...Anne Perry

THE CATER STREET HANGMAN

I'd heard Anne Perry's name mentioned over the years as an author to try, and I would have tried her work sooner if I'd known quite how wonderful it was!

This is the first of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt stories - which give a little away as in this book Thomas and Charlotte first meet ;).

Great murder mystery, fabulously unique characters, gorgeous setting in Victorian London, and an extremely dry wit.  There is both a lightness of touch and a depth of style in this book.

It was first released in 1979 and you wouldn't know it for a second.  Delightful, exciting, and just great reading.  Adored it and I can assure you I'll be back for more!

THE BLURB:

While the Ellisons were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was one of a number of young women garrotted to death.  Inspector Thomas Pitt investigates the scene and finds that no one is above suspicion.  As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself drawn to the independently minded Charlotte Ellison.  Yet a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder investigation....


More about the author here.  Buy the book here.

Next I’m reading...Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig.


What are you reading?  Which book MUST I read this year?    Find the other books I've enjoyed in my "I'm reading..." series this year here!  Or join me at GoodReads.

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