Bethlehem Road

A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Author Anne Perry
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On sale Oct 04, 2011 | 336 Pages | 978-0-345-51411-0

The gentleman tied to the lamppost on Westminster Bridge is most elegantly attired—fresh boutonniere, silk hat, white evening scarf—and he is quite, quite dead, as a result of his thoroughly cut throat. Why should anyone kill Sir Lockwood Hamilton, the kindest of family men and most conscientious member of Parliament? Before Inspector Thomas Pitt can even speculate on the reasons, a colleague of Sir Lockwood’s meets the same fate in the same spot. Public indignation is boundless, and clever Charlotte Pitt, Thomas’s wellborn wife, can’t resist helping her hard-pressed husband, scouting society’s drawing rooms for clues to these appalling crimes. Meanwhile, the Westminster Bridge Cutthroat stalks another victim.

“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”—The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

“[Anne] Perry once again demonstrates her true and lively passion. . . . Her finely drawn characters couldn’t be more comfortable within the customs and sensibility of their historical period.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Perry uses her well-mannered prose, satiric wit and sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance.”—Library Journal
 
“With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[An] excellent Victorian thriller.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
© 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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The gentleman tied to the lamppost on Westminster Bridge is most elegantly attired—fresh boutonniere, silk hat, white evening scarf—and he is quite, quite dead, as a result of his thoroughly cut throat. Why should anyone kill Sir Lockwood Hamilton, the kindest of family men and most conscientious member of Parliament? Before Inspector Thomas Pitt can even speculate on the reasons, a colleague of Sir Lockwood’s meets the same fate in the same spot. Public indignation is boundless, and clever Charlotte Pitt, Thomas’s wellborn wife, can’t resist helping her hard-pressed husband, scouting society’s drawing rooms for clues to these appalling crimes. Meanwhile, the Westminster Bridge Cutthroat stalks another victim.

Reviews

“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”—The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

“[Anne] Perry once again demonstrates her true and lively passion. . . . Her finely drawn characters couldn’t be more comfortable within the customs and sensibility of their historical period.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Perry uses her well-mannered prose, satiric wit and sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance.”—Library Journal
 
“With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[An] excellent Victorian thriller.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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