Bluegate Fields

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Bluegate Fields

By Anne Perry

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345514011, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

Description
Inspector Thomas Pitt is shocked. The body of a boy, clearly from the upper classes, has been found in the filthy sewers of Bluegate Fields, one of London's most dangerous slums. What's more, the unfortunate boy had been violated before he was murdered. So vile a case is hardly a topic for drawing-room conversation.
But when the Waybournes, the boy's family, refuse to answer the police's questions, Inspector Pitt begins to wonder what secrets they are trying to hide. Pitt's wife and helpmeet, Charlotte, is determined to find out even if it means tearing down the facades of an oh-so-proper family.


About the Author
Anne Perryis 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."


Praise For Bluegate Fields

“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Perry is a forceful plotter and a consistently polished writer.”—Seattle Weekly

“Perry is [a] master of crime fiction.”—Baltimore Sun


“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.”—San Diego Union-Tribune

“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution