Pentecost Alley

By Anne Perry
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345514196, 405pp.)

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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Description

The murder of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley should occasion no stir in Victoria's great metropolis, but under the victim's body, the police find a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name Finlay Fitzjames a name that instantly draws Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case. Finlay's father immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous refuses to consider the possibility that his son has been in Ada McKinley's bed. The implication is clear: Pitt is to arrest someone other than Finlay Fitzjames for Ada's demise. But Thomas Pitt is not a man to be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation one that twists and turns like London's own ancient streets.




About the Author
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, and one featuring Inspector William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around WWI and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen On The Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime.' She now lives in LA.


Praise For Pentecost Alley

“Vibrant . . alluring . . . It is [Perry’s] fine-bladed outrage that draws the blood in this series.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Difficult to put down . . . tricky and beautifully paced.”—The Virginian-Pilot

“Stands as one of her most intricately constructed plots . . . Perry packs a triple wallop into the final pages, one climax following another.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Unfolds in a masterly fashion, sure to satisfy devotees of the classic puzzle.”—Houston Chronicle
 
“Beautifully crafted, filled with the gaslit atmosphere of a bygone world.”—Cosmopolitan

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