Midnight at Marble Arch
Thomas and Charlotte Pitt #28
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Featuring: Thomas Pitt; Charlotte Pitt
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In this superbly accomplished new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering
surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world
of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed
for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take
what they want, leaving others to pay the price.
The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine
Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside
the jurisdiction of new Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but
so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim
that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.
Yet even with the help of his ingenious wife, Charlotte, and
his former superior, Victor Narraway, Pitt is stumped. Why
did high-minded, cultured Catherine choose not to accompany
her husband to a grand party on the night of her demise? Why
did she dismiss all her servants for the evening and leave
the front door unlocked? What had been her relationship with
the young man seen frequently by her side at concerts and
art exhibits? And what can be done to avenge another
terrible crime: the assault on Angeles Castelbranco, beloved
teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?
As an ordinary policeman, Pitt used to enter London’s grand
houses through the kitchen door. Now, as a guest in those
same houses, can he find the steel in his soul to challenge
the great men of the world with their crimes? The path to
the truth takes him in deeply troubling directions, from the
lofty world of international politics and finance to his own
happy home, where his own teenage daughter, Jemima, is
coming of age in a culture rife with hidden dangers.
In this rich, emotionally charged masterpiece, Anne Perry
exposes yet another ugly secret of Victoria’s proud empire.
And in a courtroom battle of unparalleled brilliance, we
thrill at the chance to witness a massive wrong righted.
Thomas and Charlotte Pitt
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