By Anne Perry
Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345513991, 226pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
A doctor insists that Lord Augustus's death was natural. But as far as the police are concerned, there's certainly nothing natural about any of this gristly aftermath. Inspector Pitt is determined to unearth the truth even if the digging puts his own life at perilous risk.
“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Anne Perry has made the Victorian era her own literary preserve. . . . Perry’s work is consistently top-notch.”—San Diego Union
“Perry is my choice for today’s best mystery writer of Victoriana.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.”—New York Times