Farriers' Lane (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 13)
A gripping murder mystery in foggy Victorian London
By Anne Perry
In the thirteenth book in the Inspector Pitt mysteries, Anne Perry weaves a gripping and evocative tale of murder, intrigue and corruption from the streets of Victorian London.
A fresh case rakes up the past, with shocking revelations...
With resentment at every turn, Inspector Pitt tries to untangle one of his most convoluted cases to date in Anne Perry's gripping mystery, Farriers' Lane. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Harriet Smart.
'With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context' - Publishers Weekly
The distinguished Justice Stafford's shocking death from opium poisoning resurrects one of the most sensational cases ever to inflame England: the murder five years before of Kingsley Blaine, whose body was found crucified in Farriers' Lane. Amid the public hysteria for revenge, the police had arrested a Jewish actor who was soon condemned to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating Stafford's death, is drawn into the Farriers' Lane murder as well, for it appears that Stafford may have been about to reopen the case. Pitt receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach for the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.
What readers are saying about Farriers' Lane:
'Lovers of a good 'whodunit' will not be disappointed with the twists and turns of the plot, neither will readers who like to bond with their literary heroes as Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are a very likeable duo who complement each other perfectly'
'The atmosphere of turn of the century London is so absorbing and tangible that you can almost feel yourself shrouded in a cold blanket of East End fog and hear the Hansom carriages clatter along the streets'
'Every book is enthralling'
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 Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One 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'.
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27 Mar 2014
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With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context — Publisher's Weekly
[A] devious affair of passion and political intrigue in Victorian London — New York Times Book Review
Gripping and intense... [Anne Perry's] characters are authentically and appealingly drawn, and her plot is sinister — Booklist
Perry is a forceful plotter and a consistently polished writer — Seattle Weekly
Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters — Faye Kellerman
Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better — San Diego Union-Tribune
Perry has a wonderful feel for period and remains utterly convincing — Guardian
The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry's] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes — Cleveland Plain Dealer
[Anne] Perry's strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist — The Wall Street Journal