Death in the Devil's Acre

A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Author Anne Perry
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$17.00 US
| $23.00 CAN
On sale Jan 26, 2010 | 288 Pages | 978-0-345-51404-2
When a doctor is found brutally murdered in the lurid section of London aptly named “Devil’s Acre,” even its most hardened residents are stunned. But shock soon turns to horror when Inspector Thomas Pitt discovers three more bodies with the same gruesome “calling card”: a stab wound in the back and a rather inexpertly executed mutilation. As Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, race against time to find the killer, a treacherous mystery unfolds. And no one, not the lowest brand of ruffian or the most established aristocrat, will escape unscathed.
“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.”—Booklist, starred review
 
 
“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.”—Chicago Tribune

 
“An exquisitely detailed addition to Perry’s outstanding series!”—Library Journal
© Melanie Abrams
Anne Perry was the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She was also the author of a series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, as well as the Elena Standish series; a series of five World War I novels; twenty-one holiday novels; and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Byzantine Empire. Anne Perry died in 2023. View titles by Anne Perry

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When a doctor is found brutally murdered in the lurid section of London aptly named “Devil’s Acre,” even its most hardened residents are stunned. But shock soon turns to horror when Inspector Thomas Pitt discovers three more bodies with the same gruesome “calling card”: a stab wound in the back and a rather inexpertly executed mutilation. As Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, race against time to find the killer, a treacherous mystery unfolds. And no one, not the lowest brand of ruffian or the most established aristocrat, will escape unscathed.

Reviews

“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.”—Booklist, starred review
 
 
“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.”—Chicago Tribune

 
“An exquisitely detailed addition to Perry’s outstanding series!”—Library Journal

Author

© Melanie Abrams
Anne Perry was the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She was also the author of a series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, as well as the Elena Standish series; a series of five World War I novels; twenty-one holiday novels; and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Byzantine Empire. Anne Perry died in 2023. View titles by Anne Perry