Not since the Whitechapel slayings - the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper - have Victorian Londoners felt such terror, as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. Superintendent Thomas Pitt is given the job of solving the crimes.
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A corking good story . . . [Perry is] a preeminent writer of Victorian mysteries. "Chicago Sun-Times
[Anne] Perry s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist. "The Wall Street Journal"
Thrilling . . . [Perry s] understanding of the historically rich period enables her to devise a plot true to its time yet timeless in its approach to human nature. "The Orlando Sentinel"
Splendidly plotted . . . explores the nature of power while adding detail and color to Perry s ever more elaborate tapestry of late-nineteenth-century London life. "Publishers Weekly"
Full of suspense, intrigue, politics and psychological insights. "Winston-Salem Journal""
"A corking good story . . . [Perry is] a preeminent writer of Victorian mysteries."--Chicago Sun-Times
"[Anne] Perry's strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist."--The Wall Street Journal
"Thrilling . . . [Perry's] understanding of the historically rich period enables her to devise a plot true to its time yet timeless in its approach to human nature."--The Orlando Sentinel
"Splendidly plotted . . . explores the nature of power while adding detail and color to Perry's ever more elaborate tapestry of late-nineteenth-century London life."--Publishers Weekly
"Full of suspense, intrigue, politics and psychological insights."--Winston-Salem Journal
SLAUGHTER ON THE SERPENTINE
London, 1890, and Thomas Pitt's promotion to Superintendent of Bow Street is as bad as he's feared. He must delegate to resentful colleagues as the most horrific killings since the Whitechapel Murders terrorise the city, beginning with the discovery of a headless body on the serpentine. Is there a madman on the rampage?
Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner is rampaging around Pitt's office, demanding results, or else more heads will roll. Pitt's instincts tell him that there is more to it than a lunatic at large. Yet, despite his unmatchable detective skills, there is no evidence.
For once, Charlotte Pitt is too busy to help her husband. Her brother-in-law is standing for parliament; her mother is unsuitably fond of a young actor; and, most important, the Pitts are to move house. But in the panic of packing, it is Charlotte who happens upon a startling solution…
"The author distributes delicacies like sweetmeats at a funeral – best savoured for their morbid aftertaste"
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. The Hyde Park Headsman This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780002245258
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This is a near fine, signed first edition, first printing UK hardback. The book is without major fault or blemish. The only writing is Miss Perry’s distinctive signature to the title page. The page block is cream, tight and square with very minor age toning. The black boards are pristine as is the gilt lettering to the spine. The unclipped dust-wrapper is complete and vibrant with minor edge rippling, hence near fine. The original price of £14.99 remains. The dust-wrapper is now protected by a removable acid free acetate sleeve. The book, a review copy with publisher’s slip enclosed, presents well. Anne Perry is the definitive ‘prolific’ novelist. She has written over 50 books that have sold by the millions all over the world. She is best known for her two series based in Victorian times. The first of these features Inspector Thomas Pitt and his much more able wife Charlotte. The first novel in this series ‘The Cater Street Hangman’ was nominated for a number of awards and was used as the basis for a TV drama. Over forty books later ‘The Angel Court Affair’ made the New York Times bestseller list. Miss Perry’s second series, still set in Victorian times but some forty years earlier than Pitt, features the amnesiac Private Detective William Monk and his ‘girlfriend’ Hester Latterly (a former Crimean War Nurse). Monk is dismissed from the Police in the second novel and also suffers an accident which robs him of his memory. With the help of Hester he succeeds in hiding this disability from his clients as a private detective. Much later in the series Monk re-joins the Police in the River branch. In both series Miss Perry presents us with a relationship between a clever but flawed man and the female foil necessary for him to succeed. A formula for which, it seems, the reading public’s appetite is far from satiated. ‘The Hyde Park Headsman’ is the 14th novel in the Inspector Thomas Pitt series. The images you see are high resolution photographs of the actual book. The book will be dispatched via the Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2133