Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345523679, 361pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
“Pulsates with the sights and sounds of Victorian London.”—The Pittsburgh Press
“[Anne] Perry’s characters are vivid and well-drawn. . . . If you want to be privy to the romance, politics, and scandal of Victorian London, this descriptive, leisurely paced mystery may well be your cup of Earl Grey tea.”—Houston Chronicle
“A well-plotted puzzle . . . Perry’s compassionate characterizations demonstrate the extremes of Victorian society, from the chilling conditions of the poor cowering on doorsteps to the poise of the warm and well-dressed inside.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Perry [is the] reigning monarch of the Victorian mystery.”—People
“The author has the eyes of a hawk for character.”—The New York Times Book Review