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No one else re-creates the gas-lit atmosphere of Victorian London quite like Edgar Award winner Anne Perry. In her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries, the shrewd inspector and his clever society wife together root out murderers in the most elegant and the most squalid neighborhoods of the city.
When she learns of her mother's distress in losing a locket that contains a picture of a man not her husband, Charlotte Pitt has no idea that it's only the first in a bizarre series of events that will end in sudden death. In this, their fifth outing (after Resurrection Row), she and Inspector Thomas Pitt are well established as a most unusual sleuthing team, though trouble seems to follow them—for hidden behind the elegance of Rutland Place, where Charlotte's mother lives, are secrets so macabre that only murder can conceal them.
"When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company."—NYTimes