"Gripping and intense...Her characters are authentically and appealingly drawn, and her plot is sinister."
When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang.
Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth....
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Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.
Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theater. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played the title role in BBC TV's The Demon Headmaster, while his other television appearances include major parts in Secret Army, Miss Marple, Hannay, and Inspector Morse. Among his film credits are Mask of Murder, Loophole, and Gandhi.From AudioFile:
Another case begins for Inspector and Charlotte Pitt, Perry's Victorian detectives, as a distinguished jurist dies, poisoned, while attending the theater. The Pitts happen to be in the audience. Much of the delight of the Pitt mysteries lies in the period detail, here especially with the colorful world of the London theater. Terrence Hardiman does a particularly fine job with atmosphere and characterization. He sounds oh so "Masterpiece Theater"--quite apropos for a book that has already seen its way to PBS. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0006479138
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006479138