Synopses & Reviews
In Victorian England, a divisive election is fast approaching. Passions are so enflamed that Thomas Pitt, shrewd mainstay of the London police, has been ordered, not to solve a crime, but to prevent a national disaster. The aristocratic Tory candidate—and Pitts archenemy—is Charles Voisey. The Liberal candidate is Aubrey Serracold, whose wifes dalliance with spiritualism threatens his chances. Indeed, she is one of the participants in a late-night séance that becomes the swan song of a stylish clairvoyant who is found brutally murdered the next morning in her house on Southampton Row. Meanwhile, Pitts wife, Charlotte, and their children are enjoying a country vacation—unaware that they, too, are deeply endangered by the same fanatical forces hovering over the steadfast Pitt. . . .
About the Author
Among Anne Perry
s other novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are The Whitechapel Conspiracy
, Half Moon Street
, Bedford Square
, Brunswick Gardens
, and Ashworth Hall
. She also writes the popular novels featuring Victorian private investigator William Monk-among them, Funeral in Blue
, Slaves of Obsession
, The Twisted Root
, A Breach of Promise
, and The Silent Cry
. “Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes,” said the Cleveland Plain Dealer
. Hundreds of thousands of readers in Europe and America agree.
Anne Perry lives in Scotland. Visit her Web site at www.anneperry.net.
From the Hardcover edition.