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Dorchester Terrace

A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Perry, Anne (Book - 2012)
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Dorchester Terrace
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Anne Perry’s acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London’s exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for readers everywhere. This new masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain’s power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line—on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.

Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.

Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman—at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy—is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries. Apparently all roads lead to the Continent, and Pitt suspects that between them these two fascinating women could tell him things he desperately needs to know. But as the hours tick by, it seems that the only woman Pitt can count on is his clever wife, Charlotte.

No one sustains mesmerizing suspense better than Anne Perry. In Pitt’s trial by fire, his wrenching moral dilemma, and his electrifying moment of decision, the beloved bestselling author gives us a climax never to be forgotten.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating his own men when evidence of a mole within the Special Branch is discovered, newly promoted Thomas Pitt realizes that he cannot trust anyone; while his boss, Victor Narrawy, learns that Charlotte's aunt's friend might have unearthed war-provoking secrets. By the author of the William Monk series. 125,000 first printing.

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When evidence of a mole within the Special Branch is discovered, Thomas Pitt realizes that he cannot trust anyone; while his boss, Victor Narrawy, learns that Charlotte's aunt's friend might have unearthed war-provoking secrets

Authors: Perry, Anne
Statement of Responsibility: Anne Perry
Title: Dorchester Terrace
a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject Headings: Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character) Fiction Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character) Fiction Women detectives England London Fiction Police spouses Fiction Police England London Fiction London (England) History 18th century Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character)
Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character)
Women detectives
Police spouses
Police
LCCN: 2012003871
ISBN: 9780345510624
0345510623
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY P
Research Call Number: JFE 12-3554
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Jul 22, 2014
  • readerpat rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A bit slow and complicated at the beginning .However it turned out quite exciting at the end.

It seemed to be bait far fetched at first, got better and now I am enjoying it..

May 25, 2012
  • rowanquincy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another Charlotte and homas Pitt Victorian mystery. Does not disappoint. Best read in series order.

May 22, 2012
  • (Staff) Elaine Bird rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting plot involving the turmoil in Europe the proceeded World War I. A bit slow going at the start. Since Pitt is now involved in intelligence work there is more political intrigue than in the early books. Still a good read if you like the period and characters.

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