Death in the Devil's Acre
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
By Anne Perry
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345514042, 288pp.)
Publication Date: January 26, 2010
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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.
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade,and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
“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