Death in the Devil's Acre

Death in the Devil's Acre

By Anne Perry

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345514042, 273pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2010

Description
When a doctor is found brutally murdered in the lurid section of London aptly named Devil's Acre, even its most hardened residents are stunned. But shock soon turns to horror when Inspector Thomas Pitt discovers three more bodies with the same gruesome calling card: a stab wound in the back and a rather inexpertly executed mutilation. As Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, race against time to find the killer, a treacherous mystery unfolds. And no one, not the lowest brand of ruffian or the most established aristocrat, will escape unscathed.


About the Author
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane, and the William Monk novels, including Execution Dock and Dark Assassin. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as seven holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Odyssey, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.


Praise For Death in the Devil's Acre

“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.”—Booklist, starred review
 
 
“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.”—Chicago Tribune

 
“An exquisitely detailed addition to Perry’s outstanding series!”—Library Journal