The Whitechapel Conspiracy
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
By Anne Perry
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345523648, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
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In 1892, the grisly murders of Whitechapel prostitutes four years earlier by a killer dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a terrifying enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, Superintendent Thomas Pitt’s testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt is removed from his station command and transferred to Whitechapel, one of the East End’s most dangerous slums. There he must work undercover investigating alleged anarchist plots. Among his few allies are his clever wife, Charlotte, and intrepid Gracie, the maid who can travel unremarked in Whitechapel. But none of them anticipate the horrors to be revealed.
Among Anne Perry’s other novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are Southampton Row, Half Moon Street, Bedford Square, Brunswick Gardens, Ashworth Hall, and Traitors Gate. She also writes the popular novels featuring Victorian private investigator William Monk–among them Funeral in Blue, Slaves of Obsession, The Twisted Root, A Breach of Promise, and The Silent Cry. “Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes,” said the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hundreds of thousands of readers in Europe and America agree. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
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From the Paperback edition.
"An Anne Perry novel is a delight to read as much for its Victorian-era details as for the mystery it unfolds."