Farriers' Lane (Mass Market Paperback)
Fawcett, 9780449219614, 432pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 1994
"Gripping and intense...Her characters are authentically and appealingly drawn, and her plot is sinister."
When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang.
Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth....
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Praise For Farriers' Lane…
“[A] devious affair of passion and political intrigue in Victorian London.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Gripping and intense . . . [Anne Perry’s] characters are authentically and appealingly drawn, and her plot is sinister.”—Booklist
“Riveting . . . [a] convincing look at the seamy side of Victorian life.”—Publishers Weekly
“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Perry is a forceful plotter and a consistently polished writer.”—Seattle Weekly