Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch, and the William Monk novels, including Blood on the Water and Blind Justice. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently A New York Christmas, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland.
Residents of Paragon Walk tighten their lips when Inspector Pitt begins his investigation after young Fannie Nash is murdered. In the third in Perry's Victorian crime series, Pitt's wife, Charlotte, collects the inside line on Paragon Walk's society with the help of her sister, Emily, Lady Ashworth, a Walk resident. If descriptions of apparel made character, these ladies would come alive; the timbre of Davina Porter's narration fits these people like afternoon tea. Fans of the British cozy might have the patience for this one; others may pass. Sandy Glover, West Linn P.L., OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that
nobody does it better."--San Diego Union-Tribune "The period
detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry's] grasp of Victorian
character and conscience still astonishes."--Cleveland Plain
Dealer "Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and
manners of Victorian society. . . . Murder fans who prefer their
crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle
back for the afternoon."-Atlanta Journal &
"Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive."--Philadelphia Inquirer