Legions of Anne Perry fans will know that Thomas Pitt is a fine detective, having followed his progress from inpecunious Inspector to respected Superintendent of Bow Street. Of course, he’s always relied on his Society wife, Charlotte, to help to solve his cases. How did he meet her? How did the unlikeliest of happy marriages begin? The Cater Street Hangman reveals all.
The respectable Ellison family is shaken to the core by the death of its trusted parlourmaid – strangled while the young ladies of the house were out to tea. But the middle daughter, Charlotte – never one to heed sensible advice – determines to find out the truth, and forms an unconventional but effective alliance with the investigating policeman, one Thomas Pitt.
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The Ellison household is the epitome of Victorian respectability. Their comfortable London home is cared for by efficient servants, while the Ellison daughters take tea with their friends or do good works for charity. Sheltered from the grim realities of the outside world, even the gruesome murder of a young girl of their acquaintance is not permitted to alter their privileged, stifling routine. Clearly the unfortunate girl must have kept bad company, and deserved their hideous date.
But when the murderer strikes again and the Ellisons' trusted maid is the mutilated victim, the facade begins to crack. Worse, they must submit to investigation by the police, headed by an untidy young man by the name of Inspector Pitt. He has no respect for their superior social standing; he asks the most indelicate questions. Yet the middle daughter, Charlotte- never one to heed sensible advice- has reasons of her own for discovering the truth, and forms an unlikely alliance with Inspector Pitt…
"The Pitt Books are characterised by well-observed period detail, a fascination with miscarriages of justice and the high drama of the law, and intense scrutiny of family secrets".
ROBERT MCCRUM, 'The Scotsman'
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