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Like the great Victorian novelists whose mantle she wears with such distinction, Anne Perry creates a rich and intimate world and fills it with remarkably vivid characters who experience the majesty--and shame--ofthe British Empire at its brilliant zenith. Now, in Brunswick Gardens, she explores the controversial birth of a philosophy that enflamed fiery debate--and possibly murder.

A century ago, CharlesDarwin's revolutionary theory of evolution rocked the civilized world, and the outraged Anglican church went on the warpath against it. In a mansion in London's affluent Brunswick Gardens, the battle is intense, as thatmost respected clergyman, the Reverend Ramsay Parmenter, is boldly challenged by his beautiful assistant, Unity Bellwood--a new woman whose feminism and aggressive Darwinism he findsappalling.

When Unity, three months pregnant, tumbles down the Parmenter staircase to her death, Thomas Pitt, commander of the Bow Street police station, is virtually certain that one of the three deeplydevout men in the house committed murder. Could it have been the Reverend Parmenter, his handsome curate, or his Roman Catholic son? Powerful forces demand that the scandalous matter be cleared up immediately. But Pitt andhis clever wife, Charlotte, refuse to settle for less than the truth . . . and justice.

Like all Anne Perry's novels, Brunswick Gardens translates great moral issues into deeply moving human dramas.Perhaps the most psychologically penetrating book she has written, it is a distinguished addition to her acclaimed body of work.

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The twentieth novel in the series of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt tales of murder and detection in Victorian England sends the sleuthing couple into an Anglican church to find out who murdered a pretty advocate of Darwin's theories. Reprint.

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Among Anne Perry's other novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are Pentecost Alley, Traitors Gate, The Hyde Park Headsman, Highgate Rise, and Ashworth Hall, which was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. She also writes the popular novels featuring investigator William Monk, including A Breach of Promise, The Silent Cry, a Main Selection of the Mystery Guild, Weighed in the Balance, Cain His Brother, and Defend and Betray. "Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes,said The Cleveland Plain Dealer about the author. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307767684
Publisher:
Fawcett Crest Books
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Perry, Anne
Author:
Anne Perry
Author:
. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree.
Subject:
Fiction : Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Police procedural
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Pitt, charlotte (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Pitt, Charlotte
Subject:
Pitt, Thomas
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Police spouses
Subject:
Police
Subject:
London
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990130
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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Product details 416 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307767684 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The twentieth novel in the series of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt tales of murder and detection in Victorian England sends the sleuthing couple into an Anglican church to find out who murdered a pretty advocate of Darwin's theories. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Among Anne Perry's other novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are Pentecost Alley, Traitors Gate, The Hyde Park Headsman, Highgate Rise, and Ashworth Hall, which was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. She also writes the popular novels featuring investigator William Monk, including A Breach of Promise, The Silent Cry, a Main Selection of the Mystery Guild, Weighed in the Balance, Cain His Brother, and Defend and Betray. "Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes,said The Cleveland Plain Dealer about the author. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree.
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