Synopses & Reviews
When an upper-class boy is found violated and dead in London's most dangerous slums, Inspector Pitt is shocked. But when the Waybournes, the boy's family, refuse to answer the police's questions, Inspector Pitt begins to wonder what secrets they were trying to hide. His wife and helpmeet, Charlotte, is determined to find out--even it if means tearing down the facades of an oh-so-proper family....
"The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry's] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes."
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
About the Author
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin
and The Shifting Tide
, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens
and Long Spoon Lane
. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade,
and We Shall Not Sleep
, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace
. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
From the Trade Paperback edition.