Brunswick Gardens (A Victorian murder mystery)

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9780002256988: Brunswick Gardens (A Victorian murder mystery)

The 18th in the popular Victorian murder mysteries featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt.

The conservative clergy of the Church of England are under attack from the growing popularity of Darwinism. But was it really such a threat to Reverend Parmenter that he killed his assistant for believing in it? Superintendent Pitt is called in to prevent a scandal. Parmenter was about to be made bishop, and his assistant was an uncommonly beautiful young woman.

What seems to be a tragically cut-and-dried case turns into a series of ugly revelations about the politics of the church, the dubious personal lives of its clerics, ambitions thwarted, promises unfulfilled, passions frustrated. As the Parmenter family struggles under the pressures of private grief and public duty, Pitt encounters a figure from his own past who augurs trouble wherever he goes…

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'Brunswick Gardens' is the new murder mystery featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, the sharpest detectives in Victorian London.

The conservative clergy of the Church of England is under attack from the growing popularity of Darwinism. But is it really such a threat to Reverend Parmeter that he killed his assistant for believing in it? Superintendent Pitt is called in to prevent a scandal. Parmenter was about to be made bishop, and his assistant was an uncommonly beautiful young woman.

What seems to be a tragically cut-and-dried case turns into a series of ugly revelations about the politics of the church, the dubious personal lives of its clerics, their ambitions thwarted, promises unfulfilled, passions frustrated. As the Parmenter family struggles under the pressures of private grief and public duty, Pitt encounters a figure from his own past who augurs trouble wherever he goes.

Anne Perry has established a reputation for murder mysteries of the highest quality. She was born in London and lived abroad for some time before settling into her present home in the Scottish highlands. She is a full-time writer.

"The books are infused with morality without being moralistic"
SUNDAY TIMES

"This rewarding series has profound appeal"
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"[Perry} mastered all the elements of top-notch historical fiction and mystery plotting"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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