Anne Perry

1 Naked Came the Phoenix

Author : Nevada Barr, Marcia Talley, J. D. Robb, Nancy Pickard, Lisa Scottoline, Pam O'Shaughnessy, Mary O'Shaughnessy, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Mary Jane Clark, Anne Perry, Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>Thirteen of today's hottest female crime novelists--one thrilling mystery: <i>Naked Came the Phoenix</i></b><br /><b></b><br />The promise of discretion and pampering-and a long-overdue reconciliation with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly-elected Congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich and famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out-and the body count rises, can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim?

2 Acceptable Loss

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-08-09
Description :  <b>Anne Perry’s seventeenth William Monk novel, now in paperback, is a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, a welcome addition to this successful and beloved series.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> On a London riverbank, when the body of small-time crook Mickey Parfitt washes up with the tide, no one grieves. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the murder weapon: an elegant scarf whose original owner was obviously a man of substance. Dockside informers lead Monk to a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a band of half-starved boys is held captive for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures. Though Monk and his fearless wife, Hester, would gladly reward Parfitt’s killer, duty leads them in another direction—to an unresolved crime, to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected men, and ultimately to a courtroom showdown with Monk’s old friend, Oliver Rathbone, in a trial of nearly unbearable tension and suspense.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Perry's<i> A Sunless Sea.</i><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>“Masterful storytelling . . . [the] best in the series to date.”—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b>

3 Midnight at Marble Arch

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-04-09
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>RT BOOK REVIEWS</i></b><br /></b><br />In this superbly accomplished Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take what they want, leaving others to pay the price.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside the jurisdiction of&#xa0;new&#xa0;Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Yet even with the help of his ingenious wife, Charlotte, and his former superior, Victor Narraway, Pitt is stumped. Why did high-minded, cultured Catherine choose not to accompany her husband to a grand party on the night of her demise? Why did she dismiss all her servants for the evening and leave the front door unlocked? What had been her relationship with the young man seen frequently by her side at concerts and art exhibits? And what can be done to avenge another terrible crime: the assault on Angeles Castelbranco, beloved teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As an ordinary policeman, Pitt used to enter London’s grand houses through the kitchen door. Now, as a guest in those same houses, can he find the steel in his soul to challenge the great men of the world with their crimes? The path to the truth takes him in deeply troubling directions, from the lofty world of international politics and finance to his own happy home, where his own teenage daughter, Jemima, is coming of age in a culture rife with hidden dangers.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In this rich, emotionally charged masterpiece, Anne Perry exposes yet another ugly secret of Victoria’s proud empire. And in a courtroom battle of unparalleled brilliance, we thrill at the chance to witness a massive wrong righted.<br /><br /><b>Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s next Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, <i>Death on Blackheath</i></b><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Midnight at Marble Arch</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br />“Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fresh and vibrant . . . Perry captures Victorian England with flair, and her storyline is fascinating.”<b>—Wichita Falls<i> Times Record News</i></b><br /><br />“Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age.”<b>—<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Bestselling author Perry continues her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series with another splendid success. She is so familiar with life at this time that history, attitudes and culture are slipped in seamlessly so the reader sees the world as Victorians did. Not only are Inspector Pitt and his wife fully realized, their circle of friends and acquaintances also feel real and alive. This is a series to read from the beginning.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews </i>(Top Pick)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “May be [Perry’s] most intense and thrilling novel to date . . . <i>Midnight at Marble Arch</i> is stunning and insightful from start to finish.”<b>—Bookreporter</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “This book is packed with intrigue.”<b>—The Huffington Post</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The monsters Anne Perry creates are not easy to live with, and their actions linger long after the book is closed.”<b>—New York Journal of Books</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Engrossing . . . intriguing . . . Perry does a nice job exploring late Victorian attitudes toward sex crimes.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

4 The Cater Street Hangman

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>In the debut of the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling Victorian crime series, Inspector Thomas Pitt seeks an elusive strangler among upper-class British society.</b>&#xa0;Panic and fear strike the Ellison household when one of their own falls prey to the Cater Street murderer. While Mrs. Ellison and her three daughters are out, their maid becomes the third victim of a killer who strangles young women with cheese wire, leaving their swollen-faced bodies on the dark streets of this genteel neighborhood. Inspector Pitt, assigned to the case, must break through the walls of upper-class society to get at the truth. His in-depth investigation gradually peels away the proper veneer of the elite world, exposing secrets and desires until suspicion becomes more frightening than truth. Outspoken Charlotte Ellison, struggling to remain within the confining boundaries of Victorian manners, has no trouble expressing herself to the irritating policeman. As their relationship shifts from antagonistic sparring to a romantic connection, the socially mismatched pair must solve the mystery before the hangman strikes again.<br /><br /> Rich with authentic period details and blending suspenseful mystery with a budding romance between Inspector Pitt and Charlotte Ellison, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> launched the long-running series by Edgar Award–winning author Anne Perry, with recent titles including <i>The Angel Court Affair</i> and <i>Treachery at Lancaster Gate</i>. Also the creator of the William Monk Novels, Perry has become one of the great names in detective fiction. As the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> says, “Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters. .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] seem immediate and very much alive.”&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

5 A Sunless Sea

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-08-28
Description :  Anne Perry’s spellbinding Victorian mysteries, especially those featuring William Monk, have enthralled readers for a generation. The <i>Plain Dealer</i> calls Monk “a marvelously dark, brooding creation”—and, true to form, this masterpiece is as deceptively deep and twisty as the Thames.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little—only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but—described as quiet and kempt—she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> What sinister secrets could have made poor Zenia worth killing? And why does the government keep interfering in Monk’s investigation?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> While the public cries out for blood, Monk, his spirited wife, Hester, and their brilliant barrister friend, Oliver Rathbone, search for answers. From dank waterfront alleys to London’s fabulously wealthy West End, the three trail an ice-blooded murderer toward the unbelievable, possibly unprovable truth—and ultimately engage their adversaries in an electric courtroom duel. But unless they can work a miracle, a monumental evil will go unpunished and an innocent person will hang.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Anne Perry has never worn her literary colors with greater distinction than in <i>A Sunless Sea,</i> a heart-pounding novel of intrigue and suspense in which Monk is driven to make the hardest decision of his life.<br /><br /><b>Includes an excerpt from Anne Perry’s next William Monk novel, <i>Blind Justice</i></b><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Sunless Sea</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Unexpected twists and revelations keep the plot humming with typical Anne Perry deception and wit.”—Bookreporter<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Much more than a whodunit, this book [is] possibly the author’s best yet.”<i>—Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

6 Dorchester Terrace

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-04-03
Description :  <b>“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. His own self-doubt is fueled by rumors of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel. But why destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal? Are the rumors designed to distract police from an even more devastating plot? Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets from her career as a revolutionary spy. And behind the doors of a stately manor, a beautiful young Croatian woman hoards mysteries of her own. Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, need these two fascinating women to tell them things they desperately need to know—before death and terror ignite an international catastrophe.<br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s next Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel,&#xa0;</b><i><b>Midnight at Marble Arch.</b><br /></i><br />“The always clever Anne Perry infuses <i>Dorchester Terrace</i> with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”—Bookreporter<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A classic . . . [a] novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters.”—Huntington News

7 Death on Blackheath

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-03-25
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Anne Perry’s superb <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novels set in the glorious reign of Victoria are loved by readers far and wide. Now, with this new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery, Perry returns us to that charmed era, when wealth and power rule—but where, alas, poisonous corruption lies coiled in the heart of the empire.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As commander of the powerful Special Branch, Thomas Pitt has the job of keeping Britain safe from spies and traitors. So there’s no obvious reason why he is suddenly ordered to investigate two minor incidents: the blood, hair, and shards of glass discovered outside the home of naval weapons expert Dudley Kynaston, and the simultaneous disappearance of Mrs. Kynaston’s beautiful lady’s maid.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But weeks later, when the mutilated body of an unidentified young woman is found near Kynaston’s home, Pitt realizes that this is no ordinary police investigation. Far from it. Is Kynaston—one of Britain’s most valuable scientists—leading a double life? Is Pitt saddled with a conspiracy so devilishly clever that it will ruin him?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> A baffled Pitt has never needed his friends more desperately, including his indomitable wife, Charlotte; his canny old colleague Victor Narraway; and his personal drawing-room spy, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. But even these allies may not be able to save Pitt—or Britain.&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> Only Anne Perry could have created the tense unfolding of plot and counterplot, love and betrayal, scandal and murder that follows. <i>Death on Blackheath</i> is rich with fascinating characters, authentic period flavor, knife’s-edge suspense, and a haunting, unforgettable denouement.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Death on Blackheath</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “There’s just no stopping Anne Perry. . . . [Her] Victorian mysteries never disappoint.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining . . . The period detail is beautifully done, and realistic characters and tense action are woven seamlessly together.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “What distinguishes [Anne] Perry’s work is her clean, penetrating style and her contemporary take on antique, prewar society.”<b>—<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry’s most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Midnight at Marble Arch</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age.”<b>—<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Dorchester Terrace</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The always clever Anne Perry infuses <i>Dorchester Terrace</i> with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Treason at Lisson Grove</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.”<b><i>—The Washington Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> <b><i>Buckingham Palace Gardens</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “An intricate plot about a murder at the palace [with] an irresistibly appealing <i>Upstairs, Downstairs</i> perspective . . . a fine introduction to Perry’s alluring world of Victorian crime and intrigue.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>

8 Defend and Betray

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  1992-09-15
Description :  After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle but at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident, but the general’s beautiful wife, Alexandra, readily confesses that she killed him–a story she clings to even under the threat of the noose.<br /><br />Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family. With the trial only days away, these there sleuths inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

9 Blind Justice

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-08-27
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />For a generation, Anne Perry’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novels have invited readers to explore the brilliantly seductive heart of Victorian London, where great wealth and great evil live side by side, and great men sometimes make unfortunate choices.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>Blind Justice,</i> Hester Monk, the wife of William Monk, commander of the Thames River Police, questions the finances of a London church whose members’ hard-earned charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, paying for his fine home and the stylish outfits of his wife and daughters.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Taft is accused of extortion, and brilliant barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a judge, is chosen to preside over his trial. It seems clear that Taft is indeed guilty. However, at the last second, the defense produces a witness who completely undermines the charges. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning but reckless move that could ruin his career, his reputation, and his life.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Blind Justice</i> presents a rich and lively panorama of London life, from the teeming Thames docks to the wealthy West End, while unfolding a magnificent courtroom drama. And while justice, law, and morality hang in the balance, Hester and Monk race to save their distinguished friend Rathbone from disgrace. The incomparable art of Anne Perry grips us fast until the final, unforgettable scene.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Anne Perry's <i>Blood on the Water.</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Blind Justice</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A staggering achievement . . . Perry’s command of plot and prose shines.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Ranks among the best [Anne] Perry has written. Her courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”<b>—<i>Huntington News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Gripping . . . Those who love Victorian England will relish Ms. Perry’s presentation of period details. Her mastery of this time and place gives credence to the characters’ moral and legal struggles.”<b>—<i>New York Journal of Books</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry and her Wiliam Monk novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>A Sunless Sea</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Acceptable Loss</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”<b>—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Execution Dock</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Dark Assassin</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Brilliant . . . a page-turning thriller . . . blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.”<b>—Jeffery Deaver, author of <i>Edge</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>The Shifting Tide</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, comes to life.”<b>—South Florida<i> Sun-Sentinel</i></b>

10 The Angel Court Affair

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-03-31
Description :  In <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Anne Perry, the glorious era when Britain reigned supreme has found its most brilliant modern interpreter. Perry’s gripping new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel invites us back to Victorian London, where greed and ambition never sleep, and passion sometimes runs riot.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the nineteenth century draws to a close, most of Europe is in political turmoil, and terrorist threats loom large across the continent. Adding to this unrest is the controversial Sofia Delacruz, who has come to London from Spain to preach a revolutionary gospel of love and forgiveness that many consider blasphemous. Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, is charged with protecting Sofia—and shielding Her Majesty’s government from any embarrassment that this woman, as beautiful as she is charismatic, might cause.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When Sofia suddenly vanishes and two of her female disciples are gruesomely murdered, Pitt is challenged as never before. Is Sofia’s cousin, wealthy banker Barton Hall, somehow involved? And why has handsome cricket star Dalton Teague insinuated himself into Pitt’s investigation? Fearful that this sensational crime may trigger an international incident, Pitt welcomes the help of three allies: his clever wife, Charlotte; her great-aunt, Lady Vespasia; and Victor Narraway, Pitt’s friend and former commander at Special Branch. From the narrow streets of Toledo and a lonely monastery high in the hills of Spain, to the halls and wharves of London, Pitt and his friends race against time in their desperate bid to catch a murderer.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Anne Perry is the acknowledged mistress of Victorian intrigue. No one else can match her period flavor, her all-too-human characters, or her haunting truths, which speak so clearly to our own time. <i>The Angel Court Affair</i> may be the best of all the beloved Thomas Pitt novels.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry’s most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Death on Blackheath</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining . . . The period detail is beautifully done, and realistic characters and tense action are woven seamlessly together.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A complex and rewarding plot and outstanding characterization . . . a book that fans of Stieg Larsson’s <i>Dragon Tattoo</i> trilogy will find interesting.”<b><i>—Huntington News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Midnight at Marble Arch</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age.”<b>—<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Dorchester Terrace</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The always clever Anne Perry infuses <i>Dorchester Terrace</i> with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Treason at Lisson Grove</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.”<b><i>—The Washington Times</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

11 Callander Square

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>Everyone on Callander Square has something to hide—but someone will kill to keep a secret</b>&#xa0;When two dead infants are dug up in the Callander Square gardens, the upper-class residents dismiss the burials as the desperate act of a low-born girl and resent the intrusion of Inspector Thomas Pitt into their well-ordered lives. Pitt is not convinced that the case should be so easily dropped. Also intrigued by the mystery, Pitt’s well-born wife, Charlotte, pursues her own investigation into places Thomas would never have access—the parlors and inner chambers of the mansions on the fashionable square. With her sister Emily, Lady Ashworth, who lives on Callander Square, she delves into the lives and secrets of the residents. Thomas and Charlotte, now expecting their first child, form the perfect sleuthing couple. Elegant closets soon spill their skeletons exposing long-hidden secrets—secrets that could lead even the most upright aristocrat to kill.&#xa0;But will Pitt’s keen investigative skills and Charlotte’s insights into the workings of high-class society solve the mystery in time to save the innocent residents of Callander Square from the murderer among them?&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

12 The Scroll

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2012-11-12
Description :  <b>An ancient scroll draws a bookseller into a chilling mystery.</b><br /> Monty Danforth finds the tin buried beneath a shipment of leather-bound classics. Inside is a millennia-old vellum manuscript written in an unfamiliar but unmistakably ancient language. Danforth tries to photocopy and photograph it, but he ends up with blank images, as though the ink were made of something impervious to modern technology. As the scroll’s mystery enchants him, this hapless bookseller falls into a cutthroat conspiracy that he may never escape.&#xa0;Soon a dead-eyed old man and his granddaughter come calling for the scroll. Danforth refuses to sell them the manuscript, but they will not be the last to demand it. Powerful forces crave the secrets locked within this ancient document, and Danforth will survive only if he can master its power.<br /><br /><i>The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.</i><br /> “[Anne Perry] has no peer.” —<i>Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine</i>&#xa0;“Perry makes deft use of history to cast additional light on modern-day issues.”&#xa0;—<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;“Typical Anne Perry—just when you think you have it figured out, think again! . . . Her novels take you deeper than just the mystery at hand, to probe the characters’ reactions and the frailties of human nature.”&#xa0; —<i>Mostly Murder</i><br /> Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; &#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;

13 A Breach of Promise

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1998-09-14
Description :  In a sensational breach-of-promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah’s alleged fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not,<i>cannot,</i>&#xa0;marry her. Utterly baffled by his client’s refusal, Melville’s counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime—William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends, in an outcome that no one—except a ruthless murderer—could have foreseen.

14 Blood on the Water

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-09-09
Description :  As her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway—and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat <i>Princess Mary,</i> which sends to their deaths nearly two hundred merrymakers.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The tragedy is no accident. As commander of the River Police, Monk should handle the case, but the investigation is turned over to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. An Egyptian man is swiftly caught, tried, and sentenced to die. But almost as quickly, Monk presents evidence that Habib Beshara, though a nasty piece of work, was elsewhere at the time of the blast. The investigation, now in complete disarray, is hastily turned over to Monk.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Is the crime connected with the soon-to-be-opened Suez Canal, which will enormously benefit wealthy British shipping companies? Or did all of those innocent people drown to ensure the death of just one? How did the bomber board the ship, and how did he manage to escape? Is he an anarchist or a madman?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Backed up by his astute wife, Hester, and his old reliable friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk vows to find answers—but instead finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international intrigue, his questions politely turned aside by a formidable array of the powerful and privileged. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the shattering moment when Monk realizes, perhaps too late, that he is the next target.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;<br /><i>Blood on the Water</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[An] unfailingly rewarding series.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Riveting . . . one of Perry’s most engrossing books.”<b>—<i>The Washington Times</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Tension-filled . . . intricate and densely plotted . . . Victorian London comes alive.”<b>—<i>BookPage</i></b><br /><br /> <b><i>Blind Justice</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Ranks among the best . . . Perry has written. Her courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”<b><i>—Huntington News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>A Sunless Sea</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Acceptable Loss</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”<b>—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Execution Dock</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Dark Assassin</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Brilliant . . . a page-turning thriller . . . blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.”<b>—Jeffery Deaver, author of <i>Edge</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>The Shifting Tide</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, comes to life.”<b>—South Florida<i> Sun-Sentinel</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

15 Treachery at Lancaster Gate

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-03-22
Description :  Gripping and provocative, the latest Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Anne Perry peers unflinchingly into the corrupt affairs of Victorian society on the brink of the century’s turn. The world is poised for social and political change, but England holds tight to its traditions, classes, and prejudices.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, knows the city’s radical groups well enough to suspect that someone with decidedly more personal motives lit the deadly fuse. As he investigates the source of the fatal blast, Pitt is stunned to discover that the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But still more shocking revelations await, as Pitt’s inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal, a high-ranking police officer with secrets to keep, and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge. As he pursues each increasingly threatening lead, Pitt finds himself impeded at every turn by the barriers put in place to protect the rich and powerful—barriers that, as they start to crumble, threaten to bury him alive.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry’s most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>The Angel Court Affair</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Be prepared for another well-deserved vacation to Victorian London with Anne Perry as the most cunning tour guide you will ever need. . . . She is one of the best.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Death on Blackheath</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining . . . The period detail is beautifully done, and realistic characters and tense action are woven seamlessly together.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Midnight at Marble Arch</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Sweeping and scandalous . . . Perry has perfected a delicate touch.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>Dorchester Terrace</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The always clever Anne Perry infuses <i>Dorchester Terrace</i> with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Treason at Lisson Grove</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.”<b><i>—The Washington Times</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

16 Rutland Place

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>A mystery set in Victorian England by the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author whose “novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review).</b><br /> &#xa0;When her mother asks her help in finding a lost locket with a compromising picture, neither Charlotte Pitt, nor her mother, has any idea that the locket may be at the center of a bizarre chain of events leading to murder. Arriving at her mother’s home at Rutland Place, Charlotte discovers that other residents of the exclusive neighborhood have also suffered similar small thefts. It all appears quite mild as crimes go—a light-fingered servant, perhaps. That is, until Mina Spencer-Brown, a woman known for her prying, is poisoned and dies. Inspector Thomas Pitt quickly surmises that Mina’s snooping might have led to her murder, but what secrets had she stumbled upon? And whose?&#xa0;&#xa0;As Pitt patiently struggles to break down the protective silence of high-born neighbors, Charlotte works behind the closed doors of society’s drawing rooms to help unravel a mystery that reveals sordid secrets and the chilling, dark corners of human behavior.&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.” —<i>Booklist</i>, starred review&#xa0;“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

17 The Silent Cry

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1997-10-07
Description :  Deep in London’s dangerous slums, Victorians transact their most secret and shameful business. For a price, a man can procure whatever he wants. But for one such man, the price he pays is his life. In sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor Leighton Duff lies dead, kicked and beaten to death. Beside him is the barely living body of his son, Rhys. The police cannot fathom these brutal assaults until shrewd investigator William Monk, aided by nurse-turned-sleuth Hester Latterly, uncovers a connection between them and a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. But then the case takes an even more shocking turn.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

18 Resurrection Row

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>Bodies that won’t stay buried—is it a practical joke? Or murder?</b>&#xa0;Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual fare. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man’s corpse is found sitting in the family pew the Sunday following his second interment, Pitt begins to wonder if perhaps there’s some message in it. The case grows increasingly bizarre as other disinterred bodies appear.&#xa0;A new mother, Charlotte Pitt only takes a cursory interest in the grave robbing case until she hears Thomas mention the name of her late sister’s husband, Dominic Corde, as a possible suspect. As Pitt follows leads into the slums and rookeries, Charlotte, too, is drawn into the politics and horrors of greed and exploitation.&#xa0;For Pitt and Charlotte, what begins as a mysterious case of musical corpses, becomes a deadly pursuit through the London underworld of pornographic photographers, brothels, and sweatshops.&#xa0;&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.” —<i>Booklist</i>, starred review&#xa0;“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.” —<i>Chicago Tribune<br /><br /></i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

19 Murder on the Serpentine

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-03-21
Description :  <b>In the history of Anne Perry’s bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than now—as a mission for queen and country places the future of the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt’s hands.</b><br /><br /> It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons—so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen’s confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty’s request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales.<br /><br /> Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John’s killer is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife, Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out the hidden motives behind the polite façade of those to the manner born—and uncovers a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.<br /><br /> With <i>Murder on the Serpentine, </i>Thomas Pitt nears a crossroads in his brilliant career—one that promises new challenges, both professional and personal, still to be met. But first, he and Charlotte must conquer the twists and turns of suspense master Anne Perry’s most cunningly crafted plot yet—to achieve their finest hour, or suffer their darkest.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Murder on the Serpentine</i></b><br /><br />“For nearly four decades Anne Perry’s riveting detective novels have played out against the backdrop of the Victorian era. Fans of British royalty will delight in <i>Murder on the Serpentine</i>, which spotlights the woman this British author reminds us was ‘queen and empress of a quarter of the earth’ during her 63-year reign. . . . Perry writes meticulously laid-out police procedurals, and Pitt’s methodical investigation sets the novel’s early, steady pace.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“The mystery may follow familiar lines, but even newcomers are likely to be charmed by scenes that deepen Pitt’s family relationships. This entry’s main strength lies in the quiet, emotionally intelligent interactions among its characters.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br />“[Anne] Perry returns with another engrossing read brimming with superb period details and complex characters.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> “Marvelous . . . Perry delivers once again by simply doing what she does better than anyone else—capturing the flavor, spirit and political temperature of Victorian-era London.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b>

20 Corridors of the Night

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-09-15
Description :  Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling William Monk series. In <i>Corridors of the Night, </i>nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The monomaniacal Rand brothers—Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist—are ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for what was then known as&#xa0;the fatal “white-blood disease.” In London’s Royal Naval Hospital annex, Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients—wealthy Bryson Radnor—when she stumbles upon three weak, terrified young children, and learns to her horror that they’ve been secretly purchased and imprisoned by the Rands for experimental purposes.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But the Rand brothers are too close to a miracle cure to allow their experiments to be exposed. Before Hester can reveal the truth, she too becomes a prisoner. As Monk and his faithful friends—distinguished lawyer Oliver Rathbone and reformed brothel keeper Squeaky Robinson among them—scour London’s grimy streets and the beautiful English countryside searching for her, Hester’s time, as well as the children’s, is quickly draining away.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Taut with intrigue and laced with white-knuckled terror, <i>Corridors of the Night </i>is Anne Perry at her magnificent, unforgettable best.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Praise for <i>Corridors of the Night</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i> </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry has once again evocatively and meticulously conjured up Victorian London. . . . This is one of her best as she continues probing . . . the dark impulses that haunt all human souls.”<b>—<i>Providence Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <br /> “Pulls no punches and depicts Victorian London in all its corrupt glory.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry and Her William Monk novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Blood on the Water</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.”<b>—<i>The Washington Times</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Blind Justice</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”<b>—<i>Huntington News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>A Sunless Sea</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Acceptable Loss</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”<b>—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Execution Dock</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

21 The William Monk Mysteries

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2005-03-29
Description :  Anne Perry’s acclaimed William Monk novels have captivated readers with their rich texture and masterly suspense, leading <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>to exclaim, “Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.” Now, the first five books in the spellbinding series are collected in this addictive eBook bundle:<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>FACE OF A STRANGER</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. With his memory erased after a terrible accident, Monk intends on hiding his condition and starting a new life by tackling a grisly murder case in which each new revelation leads him to the answers he seeks—but dreads to find.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A DANGEROUS MOURNING</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a blue-blooded young widow, Monk is plagued by both his lingering amnesia and an inept supervisor. But when nurse Hester Latterly offers her assistance, together they grope warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the aristocrat’s demise.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>DEFEND AND BETRAY</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> After a brilliant military career, General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death not on the battlefield but at a London dinner party. Although his wife confesses to the murder, Monk and Hester suspect deceit. With the trial only days away, they feverishly work to unravel the dark heart of the mystery.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk series</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[The] reigning monarch of the Victorian mystery.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[A] master of crime fiction.”<b>—<i>The Baltimore Sun</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[Among] Perry’s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>

22 A New York Christmas

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-04
Description :  Anne Perry’s new Christmas novel is an irresistible tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. For the first time, Perry’s annual yuletide offering is set in New York City—a sparkling young metropolis bursting with life, promise, and subtle menace.<br /> &#xa0;<br />The year is 1904. Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of Britain’s Special Branch, is crossing the Atlantic. She is traveling with an acquaintance, Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic Brent Albright in a high-society New York wedding—a grand affair that will join together two fabulously wealthy families, titans of the international financial world.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But Jemima senses a mysterious shadow darkening the occasion. Missing from the festivities is Delphinia’s mother, Maria, who is marked by disgrace. Nearly sixteen years ago, Maria abandoned young Delphinia and disappeared—and now the Albrights refuse to mention her name. But when Harley, the groom’s charismatic brother, asks Jemima to help him search for Maria and forestall the scandal that would surely follow if the prodigal parent turned up at the wedding, she agrees to assist him.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From Hell’s Kitchen to Fifth Avenue, the Lower East Side to Central Park, Jemima trudges through strange, snowy streets, asking questions but getting few answers—and never suspecting that she is walking into mortal danger, from which not even a handsome young police officer named Patrick Flannery may be able to protect her.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Once more, Anne Perry delivers a suspenseful, deeply moving novel that captures the essence of the holiday spirit.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for the Christmas novels of Anne Perry</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries . . . are for many an annual treat.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>A Christmas Hope</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Very much recommended . . . a wonderful story.”<b><i>—Historical Novel Review</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>A Christmas Garland</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “In Anne Perry’s gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly.”<b>—Greensboro <i>News &amp; Record</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>A Christmas Homecoming</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master.”<b><i>—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b><i>A Christmas Odyssey</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses.”<b><i>—Lincoln Journal Star</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>A Christmas Promise</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Poignant . . . should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”<b><i>—The Washington Times</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

23 Bluegate Fields

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>Thomas and Charlotte Pitt must discover the truth of a young gentleman’s sordid murder—or an innocent man will hang</b>&#xa0;The naked body of an aristocratic youth turns up in the sewers beneath Bluegate Fields, one of London’s most notorious slums. But Arthur Waybourne had been drowned in his bath, not in the Thames. More shocking still was that the boy had been sexually violated and infected with syphilis before he was murdered. Despite Inspector Thomas Pitt’s efforts to fully investigate the crime, the family closes ranks, stonewalling Pitt, leaving him to wonder what they are hiding. All evidence points to Arthur’s tutor, Jerome, as the murderer. The courts agree and Jerome is sentenced to hang. Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, don’t believe the answer is so simple. But if not Jerome, then who molested and infected the boy?&#xa0;To learn the truth, Charlotte uses her familiarity with the upper classes to draw aside the curtain of lies, while Pitt defies his superior and the boy’s family to follow a trail that leads him into the foulest streets of London through a web of deceit involving male prostitution and pedophilia. In a race against time, Thomas and Charlotte must find the real killer to save Jerome from the hangman’s noose.&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“Perry’s Victorian novels attain the societal sweep of Trollope or Thackeray.” —<i>Booklist</i>, starred review&#xa0;“For readers longing to be in 1890s London, Perry’s tales are just the ticket.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and<i> Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

24 Revenge in a Cold River

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  <b>Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In <i>Revenge in a Cold River,</i> Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with a quarry hell-bent on vengeance.</b><br /><br /> When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a bitter grudge against him. But the reason is a mystery in itself. Monk’s memory loss—a secret he guards closely—leaves him vulnerable to repercussions from his missing past, especially his exploits overseas in the tumultuous Gold Rush days of San Francisco. And now McNab, as icy and unfathomable as the steel-gray Thames itself, appears intent on using whatever damning facts he can find to his advantage to ruin Monk’s future as an officer of the law.<br /><br />As Monk explores the possibility of a conspiracy, McNab’s game of cat and mouse escalates, with veiled threats and cryptic insinuations. Snared in an unforeseen trap, a desperate Monk must turn to his wife, Hester, and friend and attorney Oliver Rathbone for help, as his life literally hangs in the balance.<br /><br /> With razor-edged suspense and shocking twists and turns, <i>Revenge in a Cold River </i>is Anne Perry at her most intense—and most satisfying.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Revenge in a Cold River</i></b><br /><br />“Fascinating and addictive . . . Another strong historical mystery that is true in both culture and manners to its Victorian setting.”<b><i>—New York Journal of Books</i></b><br /><br /> “Perry is a master storyteller whose writing encompasses rich detail and nuance. . . . [<i>Revenge in a Cold River</i>] is her best to date.”<b>—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b><br /><br /> “The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review&#xa0;</i></b><br /><br /> <b>Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk novels</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Corridors of the Night</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”<b><i>—Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Blood on the Water</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books . . . gallops to a dramatic conclusion.”<b>—<i>The Washington Times</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>Blind Justice</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”<b>—<i>Huntington News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> <b><i>A Sunless Sea</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b><i>Acceptable Loss</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Masterful storytelling and moving dialogue.”<b>—<i>The Star-Ledger</i></b>

25 An Echo of Murder

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2017-09-19
Description :  <b>In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques—lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry.</b><br /><br /> In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be—a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners—they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace.<br /><br /> With the able assistance of his wife—former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders—Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>An Echo of Murder</i></b><br /><br />“[Anne] Perry fashions a rich, if blood-spattered narrative from this chapter of history. As the murders [of Hungarians] continue, Monk and his clever wife, Hester . . . struggle to fathom the new climate of hatred. ‘I think it’s fear,’ Hester says. ‘It’s fear of ideas, things that aren’t the way you’re used to. Everyone you don’t understand because their language is different, their food, but above all their religion.’ How times haven’t changed.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />“Skillful . . . Perry smoothly intertwines themes—war’s lingering cost, tension around immigration and otherness—that challenge in both her period and our own.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>

26 The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle & Anne Perry
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1967-06-01
Description :  <b>Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson face a mystery on the moors in this classic caper from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.</b><br /><br />The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale—the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles’ ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor. But Sir Charles Baskerville was now dead—and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Would the new heir of the Baskervilles meet the same dreadful fate? Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, are faced with their most terrifying case in this wonderful classic of masterful detection and bone-chilling suspense.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes an Afterword by Anne Perry</b>

27 Cardington Crescent

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>When Charlotte Pitt’s sister is charged with murder, she and her husband Thomas must work fast to clear her—and find the real killer&#xa0;</b>&#xa0;As Inspector Thomas Pitt works to resolve the case of a dismembered woman, his womanizing brother-in-law, George March, Lord Ashworth, is poisoned with his morning coffee at the country estate of his cousins. The primary suspect? Charlotte’s sister, Emily, the murdered man’s wife and Pitt’s sister-in-law. Charlotte and Pitt take on the March clan with the help of Great-aunt Vespasia, their formidable relative and a member of the clan, to break through the wall of deceit and silence. When Sybilla March, George’s suspected paramour, is found strangled by her hair and Emily is the one who found her, the case would seem hopeless—for anyone but the indomitable Pitts.&#xa0;Their pursuit of the truth takes them down a path of corruption, depravity, and murder, from the elegant townhouses lining fashionable Cardington Crescent to the horrifying slums of London.&#xa0;“[In <i>Cardington Crescent</i>] Perry brings the era to life not just by period detail, but with sure-handed characterization and compelling, timeless plot.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;“[<i>Cardington Crescent</i> is] a detailed period puzzler suffused with atmosphere, emotion, and suspense!” —<i>Booklist</i>&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

28 Seven Dials

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2003-02-04
Description :  Thomas Pitt, mainstay of Her Majesty’s Special Branch, is summoned to Connaught Square mansion, where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow. Nearby stands the tenant of the house, the beautiful, notorious Egyptian woman Ayesha Zakhari, who falls under the shadow of suspicion. Pitt’s orders are to protect—at all costs—the good name of the third person in the garden: senior cabinet minister Saville Ryerson. The distinguished public servant, whispered to be Ayesha’s lover, insists that she is as innocent as Pitt himself. Pitt’s journey to uncover the truth takes him from Egyptian cotton fields to the insidious London slum called Seven Dials—and ultimately to a packed London courtroom in which shocking secrets will at last be revealed.

29 Death in the Devil's Acre

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>The Devil is certainly at work in the dark streets of the slums of Victorian London—and Charlotte and Thomas Pitt must stop a killer before he strikes again</b>&#xa0;A serial killer is loose in the slums of Devil’s Acre. The murders are brutal, but it is the killer’s grizzly signature that shocks even Inspector Thomas Pitt, no stranger to death and violent crime. The victims are stabbed and sexually mutilated. When Pitt recognizes one of the victims as a blackmailing footman from a case on Callander Square, his investigation takes him from the brothels to the high reaches of Victorian society and into a world where upper-class women descend to depravity to relieve their boredom. Despite Pitt’s warnings, his wife, Charlotte, pursues her own investigation. With the help of her sister Emily, Lady Ashworth, Charlotte reenters the elegant drawing rooms of Callander Square to find out more about the former footman who, Pitt discovers, owned an exclusive high-class whorehouse with—what else—exclusive high-class whores.&#xa0;As Pitt and Charlotte approach the same dangerous conclusion from differing paths, no one is spared—not even Pitt.&#xa0;“[<i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i> is] an exquisitely detailed addition to Perry’s outstanding series.” —<i>Library Journal</i>&#xa0;“Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop." —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

30 Silence in Hanover Close

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>In this <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling mystery series set in Victorian London, an unsolved murder case could prove fatal for investigator Thomas Pitt and his family.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> At the behest of his superior, Thomas Pitt reopens a case gone cold. Three years prior, Robert York, an important member of the British Foreign Office, was murdered in his home in London’s exclusive Hanover Close. Pitt has been advised to handle the situation with the utmost discretion, given the compromising circumstances of the crime: a distinguished victim from a powerful family, whispered rumors of treason, and the unimpeachable reputation of the widow, whose imminent marriage to a high-level diplomat could be cause for concern.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> One of Pitt’s first leads, a York family housemaid, seems innocent enough, but shortly after his interrogation, the woman is found dead. To make matters worse, Pitt is accused of the crime and thrown into prison. Now, only Charlotte and her recently widowed sister, Emily, Lady Ashworth, stand between one of Victorian England’s most adept private investigators and the gallows.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the upstairs drawing rooms to the servants’ downstairs quarters, Charlotte and Emily play a deadly game—and it may be only a matter of time before a killer gets the best of both of them.<br /> &#xa0;"[<i>Silence in Hanover Close</i> is] a complex, gripping, and highly satisfying mystery . . . An adroit blend of thick London atmosphere and a convincing cast . . .&#xa0;A bonus is a totally surprising yet wonderfully plausible finale.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;“Lovers of historical fiction and mystery dare not miss [<i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>] . . . Pervasive period ambiance; distinctive, literate use of dialogue and accent; effective portrayal of class subtleties; and deeply human characters make this superb, memorable reading.” —<i>Library Journal</i>&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

31 A Sudden, Fearful Death

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1993-08-31
Description :  In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale’s angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime–which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman.<br /><br />Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly, another of Miss Nightingale’s nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil that darkens every level of society, and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past.

32 A Christmas Return

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-11-07
Description :  <b>’Tis the season of giving—and with this wonderful book, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Anne Perry shares a brand-new holiday mystery filled with bygone relationships and hidden secrets.</b><br /><br /> As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.&#xa0;<br /><br /> On arrival, Mariah joins forces with the murdered man’s grandson, a sleuth in his own right who’s discovered promising evidence as well as a suspect. But Surrey’s picturesque hills conceal dark doings and shocking revelations that could make the holiday anything but calm and bright.<br /><br /> Decked with intrigue and trimmed with Yuletide spirit, <i>A Christmas Return</i> is a holiday treat wrapped in the glorious storytelling talents of the reigning master of Victorian mystery.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Christmas Return</i></b><br /><br />“This compact little gem, [Anne] Perry’s fifteenth Christmas novella, demonstrates her proficiency in writing Victorian-set mysteries. . . . The atmosphere of close-knit village life in the 1890s feels pitch-perfect, from the homeliness of residents’ holiday decor to the gossip that spreads like a dreadful stain. The characterization is superb, and the work’s short length is perfect for the material. The spirit of the Christmas season is cleverly evoked through the underlying theme that it’s never too late for reconciliations and second chances.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review </i>(Editors’ Choice)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Perry’s many fans will enjoy another winning Victorian-era mystery set during the holidays.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Exceptional . . . Perry unobtrusively incorporates insights about the true meaning of the season into the engrossing plot.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b>

33 Buckingham Palace Gardens

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-03-25
Description :  The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to Buckingham Palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa. But the prince’s gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute turns up in a linen closet among the queen’s monogrammed sheets. With great haste, Thomas Pitt, the brilliant mainstay of Special Services, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The Pitts’ cockney maid, Gracie, is also recruited to pose as a palace servant and listen in on the guests’ conversations. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman, Pitt’s career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.

34 The Sins of the Wolf

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1994-08-30
Description :  Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the task: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester’s simple job takes a grave turn when Mrs. Farraline dies during the night. And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder–punishable by execution.<br /><br />This notorious case presents detective William Monk with a daunting task: find a calculating killer among the prominent and coolly unassailable Farraline clan–and try to save Hester from the gallows.

35 Treason at Lisson Grove

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-04-05
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Perry's<i> Dorchester Terrace.</i><br />&#xa0;<br />The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant with details of an international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him, arrives seconds after the knife-wielding assassin—who, in turn, flees on an erratic course that leads Pitt in wild pursuit to picturesque St. Malo on the French coast. Meanwhile, Pitt’s supervisor, Victor Narraway, stands accused of embezzling government funds. Since the man who ruined Narraway’s career is in Ireland, Pitt’s clever wife, Charlotte, agrees to pose as Narraway’s sister and accompany him to Dublin to investigate. But unknown to Pitt and Narraway, a shadowy plotter is setting a trap that, once sprung, could destroy not just reputations but the British empire itself.

36 Paragon Walk

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>The stylish gentlemen of London’s Paragon Walk are suspects in a novel that “combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society” (<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>)<i>.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;When innocent Fanny Nash of exclusive Paragon Walk dies in the arms of her exquisite sister-in-law, Jessamyn, Inspector Pitt is assigned to investigate her rape and murder. Every man of Paragon Walk is under suspicion, even Pitt’s brother-in-law, Lord George Ashworth, who was the last to have seen her. Could it be the charming, enigmatic Frenchman? Fanny’s cruel brother? Wealthy Dilbridge, who hosts wild, decadent parties? As Pitt digs deeper into the mystery, Paragon Walk’s aristocratic haughtiness gives way to fear, its calm to hatred.&#xa0;To keep her sister Emily, Lady Ashworth, company in this difficult time, inquisitive Charlotte once again finds herself in the midst of a deadly mystery. In the drawing rooms of her sister’s neighbors, Charlotte engages in witty and sharp-edged conversations that reveal unsavory intrigues and bitter rivalries. On Paragon Walk, Charlotte’s probing despite Thomas’s warnings may prove fatal.&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“Perry combines murder with a profile of the morals and manners of Victorian society . . . Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.” —<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

37 Cain His Brother

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1995-09-19
Description :  "A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."<br />--Chicago Sun-Times<br />In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb--a creature long since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . .<br />"MASTERFUL . . . DARKLY CHILLING . . . Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained and guessing--right up to the final pages."<br />--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<br />"JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT FIGURED OUT, THINK AGAIN! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry."<br />--Mostly Murder<br />A Main Selection of the Mystery Guild<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

38 The Twisted Root

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1999-10-05
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's <i>Treason at Lisson Grove</i> and <i>Execution Dock.</i><br /><br />A young bridegroom enlists private investigator William Monk to track down his fiancée, Miriam Gardiner, who disappeared suddenly from a party at a luxurious Bayswater mansion. Monk soon finds the coach in which Miriam fled and, nearby, the murdered body of the coachman, but there is no trace of the young passenger. What strange compulsion could have driven the beautiful widow to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance? Monk and clever nurse Hester Latterly, themselves now newlyweds, desperately pursue the elusive truth—and an unknown killer whose malign brilliance they have scarcely begun to fathom.

39 The Face of a Stranger

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  1990-09-26
Description :  <b>In this exhilarating series debut, police detective William Monk must solve the mystery of his own past.</b><br /><br />His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else.<br /><br /><b>“Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside . . . Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

40 Highgate Rise

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1991-04-30
Description :  Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, has died in a tragic fire in the peaceful suburb of Highgate. But the blaze was set by an arsonist, and it is unclear whether she or Dr. Shaw was the intended victim—or did the doctor himself set the blaze in order to inherit his wife’s large fortune? Baffled by the scarcity of clues in this terrible crime, Inspector Thomas Pitt turns to the people who had been closest to the couple—Clemency’s stuffy but distinguished relatives. Meanwhile, Pitt’s wellborn wife, Charlotte, retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked in the last months of her life, finding herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centers of power.

41 Weighed in the Balance

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-10-01
Description :  When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For without a shred of evidence, the countess has publicly insisted that the onetime ruler of her small German principality was murdered by his wife, the woman who was responsible for the prince’s exile to Venice twenty years before. Private investigator William Monk and his friend Hester Latterly journey to the City of Water in an attempt verify the countess’s claims, and though the two manage to establish that the prince was indeed murdered, as events unfold the likeliest suspect seems to be Countess Zorah herself.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

42 A Christmas Garland

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-30
Description :  “An annual treat,” declared <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> of Anne Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries. Now she continues this magnificent tradition with <i>A Christmas Garland, </i>a yuletide tale set in exotic India. This time the mistress of mystery tells the story of a terrible crime that sets the stage for another: accusing an innocent man of murder.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The year is 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, with India in the midst of rebellion. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. Narraway’s superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a soldier’s widow and her children, and by his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. In an alien world haunted by memories of massacre, he is the accused man’s only hope.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle best of Anne Perry’s breathtaking courtroom dramas. And thanks to a simple Christmas garland and some brilliant detective work, Narraway perseveres against appalling odds, learning how to find hope within himself—and turn the darkest hour into one full of joy and light.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>A Christmas Homecoming</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master.”<i>—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Vastly entertaining . . . uplifting and thought-provoking by turns.”<i>—The Star-Ledger</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Odyssey</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses.”<i>—Lincoln Journal Star</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Promise</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Poignant . . . should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”<i>—The Washington Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Grace</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] heartwarming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season.”—<i>Booklist</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Beginning</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Intriguing . . . Perry’s use of period detail is, as always, strong and evocative.”<i>—The Seattle Times</i><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

43 A Christmas Hope

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-11-12
Description :  Anne Perry’s “vastly entertaining” (<i>The Star-Ledger</i>) holiday novels are “as delicious as mince pie and plum pudding” (Milwaukee <i>Journal Sentinel</i>). <i>A Christmas Hope</i> is just as delectable—the gripping story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London—and a lonely woman’s search for meaning in her life.<br /><br />Although she lacks for nothing, Claudine Burroughs dreads the holiday season for forcing her to face how empty her life has become. She no longer expects closeness with her coldly ambitious husband, and she has nothing in common with their circle of wealthy, status-minded friends. The only time she is remotely happy is when she volunteers at a woman’s clinic—a job her husband strongly disapproves of. Then, at a glittering yuletide gala, she meets the charming poet Dai Tregarron and finds her spirits lifted. But scarcely an hour later, the charismatic Dai is enmeshed in a nightmare—accused of killing a young streetwalker who had been smuggled into the party.&#xa0;&#xa0; <br /><br />Even though she suspects that an upper-class clique is quickly closing ranks to protect the real killer, Claudine vows to do her utmost for Dai. But it seems that hypocritical London society would rather send an innocent poet to the gallows than expose the shocking truth about one of their own.<br /><br />Nevertheless, it’s the season of miracles and Claudine finally sees a glimmer of hope—not only for Dai but for a young woman she befriends who is teetering on the brink of a lifetime of unhappiness. Anne Perry’s heartwarming new holiday novel is a celebration of courage, faith, and love for all seasons.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS NOVELS OF ANNE PERRY</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries . . . are for many an annual treat.”—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Garland</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “In Anne Perry’s gifted hands, the puzzle plays out brilliantly.”—Greensboro <i>News &amp; Record</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Homecoming</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Could have been devised by Agatha Christie . . . [Perry is] a modern master.”<i>—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Odyssey</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses.”<i>—Lincoln Journal Star</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Promise</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Poignant . . . should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia.”<i>—The Washington Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>A Christmas Grace</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] heartwarming, if crime-tinged, complement to the holiday season.”—<i>Booklist</i><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

44 Execution Dock

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-03-24
Description :  On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips, who seems far beyond the reach of the law. But when thirteen-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. Monk’s wife, Hester, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause—a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.

45 Pentecost Alley

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-03-19
Description :  The murder of a prostitute named Ada McKinley in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley should occasion no stir in Victoria’s great metropolis, but under the victim’s body, the police find a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name “Finlay Fitzjames”—a name that instantly draws Superintendent Thomas Pitt into the case. Finlay’s father—immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous—refuses to consider the possibility that his son has been in Ada McKinley’s bed. The implication is clear: Pitt is to arrest someone other than Finlay Fitzjames for Ada’s demise. But Thomas Pitt is not a man to be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation—one that twists and turns like London’s own ancient streets.

46 A Dangerous Mourning

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1991-08-20
Description :  Inspector William Monk has his hands full when an aristocrat's daugher is stabbed to death in her own bed. He is instructed to proceed without delay, but finds his efforts hamstrung by the lingering traces of amnesia and the craven ineptitutde of his supervisor, who would love to see him fail. With the help of Hester Latterly, formerly a nurse with Florence Nightingale, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth....<br />"A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story."<br /> THE KIRKUS REVIEWS<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

47 Slaves of Obsession

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2000-10-03
Description :  The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence. For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Alberton’s armaments. Soon Monk and Hester’s forebodings are fulfilled as one member of the party is brutally murdered and two others disappear– along with Alberton’s entire inventory of weapons. As Monk and Hester track the man they believe to be the murderer all the way to Washington, D.C., and the bloody battlefield at Manassas, <i>Slaves of Obsession</i> twists and turns like a powder-keg fuse and holds the reader breathless and spellbound. . . .

48 The Hyde Park Headsman

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1994-02-08
Description :  Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking. Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt’s subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked. And in a shocking turn of events that nearly convinces the pair of sleuths that they have met their match, the case proves to be Pitt’s toughest ever.

49 Bethlehem Road

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>When Members of Parliament are murdered crossing Westminster Bridge, Thomas and Charlotte Pit must sift through the many suspects to find the killer—before he strikes again</b>&#xa0;In the few minutes it takes to cross Westminster Bridge, Sir Lockwood Hamilton has his throat slit and is tied securely to the lamppost with his evening scarf. The killer then vanishes without being seen. Inspector Thomas Pitt thinks the motive might have been personal . . . or political. When a second Member of Parliament is murdered in the same way, politics appear to be the reason. Soon the suspect list includes anarchists and suffragettes. Public outrage mounts and fear grips London and Parliament after a third lamppost murder.&#xa0;Deep in his end of the investigation, Pitt must rely on his wife, Charlotte, and Great-aunt Vespasia to explore the drawing rooms of the upper class for clues to the mystery. With burning social issues swirling around them, the three of them must solve the case before another MP falls victim to the Westminster cutthroat.&#xa0;“[In <i>Bethlehem Road</i>] Perry uses well-mannered prose, satiric wit, and a fine sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance and a collection must.” —<i>Library Journal</i>&#xa0;“When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company.” —<i>The New York Times</i>&#xa0;“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.” —<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i>&#xa0;“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Anne Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.” —<i>The Plain Dealer</i>&#xa0;“Pitt’s compassion and Charlotte’s cleverness make them compatible sleuths, as well as extremely congenial characters . . . Perry has the gift of making [the Victorian era] all seem immediate and very much alive.” —<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>&#xa0;Anne Perry (b. 1938) is a bestselling author of historical detective fiction, most notably the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and the William Monk series, both set in Victorian England. Her first book, <i>The Cater Street Hangman</i> (1979), launched both the Pitt series and her career as a premier writer of Victorian mysteries. Other novels in the series include <i>Resurrection Row</i>, <i>Death in the Devil’s Acre</i>, and <i>Silence in Hanover Close</i>, as well as more than twenty others. The William Monk series of novels, featuring a Victorian police officer turned private investigator, includes <i>Funeral in Blue</i>, <i>The Twisted Root</i>, and <i>The Silent Cry</i>. In addition to these series, Perry is also author of the World War I novels <i>No Graves as Yet</i>, <i>Shoulder the Sky</i>, <i>Angels in the Gloom</i>, and others, as well as several collections of short stories. Perry’s novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and she has over twenty-five million books in print worldwide. She lives in Scotland.

50 The Shifting Tide

Author : Anne Perry
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2004-04-27
Description :  William Monk knows London’s streets like the back of his hand. But the river Thames and its teeming docks—where wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades—is unknown territory. Only Monk’s dire need for work persuades him to accept an assignment from shipping magnate Clement Louvain, to investigate the theft of a cargo of African ivory from Louvain’s recently docked schooner, the&#xa0;<i>Maude Idris.&#xa0;</i>But why didn’t Louvain report the ivory theft directly to the River Police? Another mystery is the appearance of a desperately ill woman who Louvain claims is the discarded mistress of an old friend. Is she connected to the theft, or to something much darker? As Monk endeavors to solve these riddles, he can’t imagine the trap that will soon so fatefully ensnare him.



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