Bedford Square (Paperback)

By Anne Perry

Ballantine Books, 9780345523754, 344pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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Description

The freshly dead body sprawled on the Bedford Square doorstep of General Brandon Balantyne is an affront to every respectable sensibility. The general denies all knowledge of the shabbily dressed victim who has so rudely come to death outside his home, but Superintendent Thomas Pitt cannot believe him for in the dead man's pocket, Pitt finds a rare snuffbox that recently graced the general's study. The superintendent must tread lightly, however, lest his investigation trigger a tragedy of immense proportions, ensnaring honorable men like flies in a web. Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, becomes his full partner in probing this masterpiece of evil, spawned by an amorality greater than they can imagine.



About the Author

Anne Perryis the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including"Death on Blackheath"and"Midnight at Marble Arch, "and""the William Monk novels, including"Blood on the Water"and"Blind Justice." She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently"A New York Christmas, "and a historical novel, "The Sheen on the Silk, "set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland."


Praise For Bedford Square

“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Perry scores again with a major Victorian thriller. . . . A tribute to master plotter Agatha Christie for its ingenuity.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“You can count on a Perry tale to be superior.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“The mood and pace of the tale are exemplary.”—The Plain Dealer
 
“The denouement is a shock.”—Los Angeles Times

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