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A Dish Taken Cold

by Anne Perry

Paris 1792. Revolution is yielding to Terror, and the city is hungry-for justice, for vengeance, for bread. So, too, is Celie Deleure, a servant in the household of the celebrated Madame de Stael, when her infant son suffers an inexplicable death.

Dorchester Terrace

by Anne Perry

Anne Perry's acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London's exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for readers everywhere. This new masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain's power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire.Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain's Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line--on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman--at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy--is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries. Apparently all roads lead to the Continent, and Pitt suspects that between them these two fascinating women could tell him things he desperately needs to know. But as the hours tick by, it seems that the only woman Pitt can count on is his clever wife, Charlotte.No one sustains mesmerizing suspense better than Anne Perry. In Pitt's trial by fire, his wrenching moral dilemma, and his electrifying moment of decision, the beloved bestselling author gives us a climax never to be forgotten.From the Hardcover edition.

EL misterio de Brunswick Gardens

by Anne Perry

Hace un siglo, la revolucionaria teoría de la evolución de Darwin sacudió los cimientos del mundo civilizado, y la escandalizada Iglesia anglicana le declaró la guerra.En una mansión de Brunswick Gardens, un elegante paseo londinense, se produce un enconado enfrentamiento cuando el reverendo Parmenter es desafiado intelectualmente por su bella y atrevida ayudante, Unity Bellwood, una «nueva mujer» cuyo feminismo y agresivo darwinismo desconciertan y horrorizan al reverendo. Cuando poco después Unity, embarazada de tres meses, muere al caer por una escalera, el comisario Pitt intuye que uno de los tres devotos hombres que viven en la casa ha cometido el asesinato. ¿Habrá sido el propio reverendo Parmenter?, ¿o acaso su atractivo coadjutor, un ex mujeriego redimido?, ¿o su hijo que, por rebeldía, se ha convertido al catolicismo? Desde las altas esferas se exige que el escandaloso asunto se esclarezca de inmediato y del modo más discreto, pero Pitt y su sagaz esposa, Charlotte, sólo se conformarán con la verdad... y la justicia.

Envenenado en Cardington Crescent

by Anne Perry

Sin embargo, en esta ocasión, se trata de un asesinato particularmente doloroso para el inefable inspector y su perspicaz esposa Charlotte, ya que la víctima es el esposo de Emily, la querida hermana de Charlotte. Pero la tragedia no acaba ahí, ya que a continuación se produce otra muerte en extrañas circunstancias...

Los escándalos de Half Moon Street

by Anne Perry

El superintendente Thomas Pitt no puede identificar de inmediato a qué estrato social pertenece un hombre cuyo cadáver se ha encontr ado en una barca a la deriva en el Támesis, pero la visión es imborrable: yace en una embarcación destartalada, con brazos y piernas encadenados, ataviado con un vestido de mujer desgarrado y rodeado de guirnaldas de flores. ¿Se trata, como teme Pitt, de un diplomático francés desaparecido? ¿0 tan sólo de alguien que se le parece extraordinariamente? La exhaustiva investigación de Pitt le obliga a adentrarse en el mundo bohemio londinense, desde los ambientes de teatro a los estudios donde los maestros de la luz y la sombra experimentan con el fascinante y nuevo arte de la fotografía. Una vez más, Anne Perry ahonda en los crímenes movidos por la pasión y nos ofrece un brillante retrato de la sociedad londinense vi ctoriana: resonar de cascos de caballos sobre los adoquines, elegantes salones de té, escándalos inconfesables, secretos de alcoba y , en fin, el fuerte latido de una ciudad esplendorosa.

Execution Dock (William Monk #16)

by Anne Perry

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.

The Face of a Stranger

by Anne Perry

"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."THE KIRKUS REVIEWSHis name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. 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....A Dual Main Selection of the Mystery GuildFrom the Paperback edition.

Farriers' Lane

by Anne Perry

When the distinguished Mr. Justice Stafford dies of opium poisoning, his shocking demise resurrects one of the most sensational cases ever to inflame England: the murder five years before of Kingsley Blaine, whose body was found crucified in Farriers' Lane. Amid the public hysteria for revenge, the police had arrested a Jewish actor who was soon condemned to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating Stafford's death, is drawn into the Farriers' Lane murder as well, for it appears that Stafford may have been about to reopen the case. Pitt receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach for the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.

Five Christmas Mysteries

by Anne Perry

Anne Perry's spellbinding Christmas novels combine mystery and intrigue with all the charm of Victorian England. From the dark and winding streets of London to the opulent and aristocratic estates of the surrounding countryside, these Yuletide tales are as enchanting as they are thrilling. Featuring a variety of colorful characters, including Henry Rathbone and Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould, the five novels in this exclusive eBook bundle include A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY A CHRISTMAS VISITOR A CHRISTMAS GUEST A CHRISTMAS SECRET A CHRISTMAS BEGINNING "Perry's Victorian-era holiday mysteries . . . are for many an annual treat."--The Wall Street Journal

Funeral in Blue

by Anne Perry

Two beautiful women have been found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife, Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is the wife of Hester's cherished colleague, surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese émigré who becomes the prime suspect. With an intensity born of desperation, the Monks seek evidence that will save Dr. Beck from the hangman. From London's sinister slums to the crowded coffeehouses of Vienna, where embers of the revolution still burn in the hearts of freedom-loving men and women, Hester and Monk seek to penetrate not only the mystery of Elissa Beck's death but the riddle of her life.

Half Moon Street

by Anne Perry

For Superintendent Thomas Pitt, the sight of the dead man riding the morning tide of the Thames is unforgettable. The corpse lies in a battered punt drifting through the early mist, clad in a torn green gown and bestrewn with flowers. Pitt's determined search for answers to the victim's identity leads him deep into London's bohemia--to the theatre where beautiful Cecily Antrim is outraging society with her bold portrayal of a modern woman, and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the fascinating new art of photography. But only Pitt's masterly investigative skills enable him to identify the wildfire passions raging through this tragedy of good and evil, to hunt down the guilty and protect the innocent.ep into London's bohemia to the theatre where beautiful Cecily Antrim is outraging society with her bold portrayal of a modern woman-- and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the fascinating new art of photography.But only Pitt's most relentless pursuit enables him to identify the wildfire passions raging through this tragedy of good and evil, to hunt down the guilty and protect the innocent.Once again, Anne Perry asks us to look deeply into the crimes of heart--and rewards us a fresh and brilliant portrait of the engrossing world that she has long since made her own.From the Hardcover edition.

Highgate Rise (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #11)

by Anne Perry

This is the eleventh in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series.

Hyde Park Headsman (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #14)

by Anne Perry

This is the 14th in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series.

Incendios en Highgate Rise

by Anne Perry

En el Londres victoriano, aquel rutilante mundo de elegancia para unos pocos, hipocresía de esos mismos pocos y formal cortesía hasta para ir al retrete, se cometían crimenes como en cualquier otra gran ciudad.Clemency Shaw, la esposa de un prominete doctor, ha muerto en un incendio. Pero el inspector Pitt tiene dudas sobre el origen del mismo, y, junto a su astuta esposa Charlotte, deberá recorrer una intrincada y siniestra red de pistas y personajes que van desde los más bajos fondos de la sociedad victoriana hasta los más selectos centros de poder...

Long Spoon Lane

by Anne Perry

Early one summer morning, two bombs explode in an East London street, shattering most of the houses. Forewarned of an attack by anarchists, Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch arrives in time to chase the bombers to a run-down tenement in Long Spoon Lane. There, two men are arrested and one shot dead - but who and where is the killer? As Pitt starts to investigate, he uncovers truths more disturbing than the acts of a few misguided idealists.

La medium de Southhampton Row

by Anne Perry

Londres, junio de 1892. Pronto habrá elecciones. El clima está caldeado. En el Parlamento y en las calles se discute sobre la autonomía de Irlanda, la reducción de la jornada laboral, el coste y la preservación del Imperio, el derecho al voto de las mujeres. Los liberales creen que podrán acceder al poder; los conservadores, que deben jugar todas sus bazas para no perderlo. Y una de sus principales cartas es Charles Voisey, el acérrimo enemigo del superintendente Thomas Pitt.Voisey va a presentarse a un escaño en un distrito electoral conflictivo. Pitt, destinado a la Brigada Especial, recibe la orden de vigilar todos sus pasos. Sin embargo, cuando la médium consultada por toda la alta sociedad victoriana aparece muerta en su casa en sospechosas circunstancias, Pitt es apartado de sus obligaciones para indagar en este extraño crimen. Ignora que ambos casos pueden estar más relacionados de lo previsto.Intrigas políticas, motivaciones oscuras y delitos del pasado confluyen en la última entrega de la espléndida serie sobre el superintendente Thomas Pitt y su esposa Charlotte creada por Anne Perry.

Midnight at Marble Arch

by Anne Perry

In this superbly accomplished new 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. The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside the new jurisdiction of Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation. 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? As an ordinary policeman, Pitt had once entered 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. 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. PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY'S MOST RECENT CHARLOTTE AND THOMAS PITT NOVELS Dorchester Terrace "The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction."--Bookreporter "A classic . . . novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters."--HuntingtonNews.net Treason at Lisson Grove "Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time."--The Washington Times

No Graves As Yet

by Anne Perry

On a sunny afternoon in late June 1914, Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley learns that his parents have died in an automobile crash. Joseph's brother, an officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to London with a mysterious secret document- allegedly possessing the power to disgrace England and destroy the civilized world. Now, that explosive paper has vanished, and Joseph is left to wonder: How had it fallen into the hands of his father, a quiet countryman? But J...

Paragon Walk (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #3)

by Anne Perry

Charlotte Pitt, together with her sister Emily, and Aunt Vespasia, help Inspector Pitt discover the ugly truth behind the murder and rape of a young woman in an elegant section of Victorian London. The descriptions of clothing, customs, and etiquette will appeal to fans of the British cozy mystery genre.

Pentecost Alley (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #16)

by Anne Perry

When a prostitute is killed in Whitechapel, fears arise of another Jack the Ripper. Pitt finds incriminating evidence that points to a very wealthy and powerful family.

La prostituta de Pentecost Alley

by Anne Perry

El asesinato ritual de una prostituta en una sórdida casa de Pentecost Alley, un oscuro callejón de Whitechapel, podría haber pasado inadvertido en la gran metrópoli del Imperio británico. Pero bajo el cadáver fue encontrada una insignia del club Fuego del Infierno -una misteriosa asociación integrada sólo por cuatro caballeros y disuelta seis años atrás- con un nombre grabado: Finlay FitzJames, ex miembro del desaparecido club e hijo de uno de los hombres más ricos, poderosos e inescrupulosos de Inglaterra. La aparente implicación del primogénito de tan insigne familia exige la inmediata intervención de Thomas Pitt, recientemente ascendido a comisario y encargado exclusivamente de casos con posibles repercusiones políticas o sociales...

Resurrection Row (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #4)

by Anne Perry

From the Book jacket: For no apparent reason, someone has been digging up the corpses of recently deceased citizens and setting them up in public places. Several of these high-profile crimes are followed by the discovery of the body of an actual murder victim - one Godolphin Jones, a society painter who also appears to have dabbled in pornography and blackmail. Pitt's efforts are fruitless until (as always) his quick-witted wife drops a startling hint. "Perry adds to her atmospheric thrillers, setin Victorian London.... Startling .. . incredible and shocking." - Publishers Weekly "Sturdily constructed, agreeably atmospheric diversion for period-mystery fans." - Kirkus Reviews "When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company." - New York Times Book Review

Los robos de Rutland Place

by Anne Perry

¿Se trata de un accidente, de un suicidio? ¿O acaso de un asesinato? Averiguarlo será el objetivo del tenaz inspector Pitt y su perspicaz esposa Charlotte, y para alcanzarlo deberán recorrer un laberinto de adulterios, reputaciones dudosas, chantajes e incluso incestos que la alta sociedad londinense oculta tras un velo de virtud irreprochable.

Rutland Place (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery #5)

by Anne Perry

This is the fifth in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series of cozy mysteries set in Victorian London.

El secreto de Cottisham

by Anne Perry

Diciembre de 1890: once días antes de Navidad, Clarice y su esposo, el reverendo Dominic Corde, llegan a la idílica aldea de Cottisham para hacerse cargo del rebaño del reverendo Wynter, quien se toma unas bien merecidas vacaciones.Con sus preciosas casas de tejados de paja, rodeadas de nieve, Cottisham es todo lo contrario de la lóbrega parroquia londinense que los Corde han dejado atrás. Pero mientras Dominic se dispone a dar una buena impresión a su nueva congregación, Clarice siente que algo no funciona, presiente que hay algún cabo suelto en las sonrisas de bienvenida de los aldeanos, que bien podrían estar ocultando algún secreto oscuro.Cuando un descubrimiento sorprendente confirma sus sopechas, Clarice no puede resistirse a ir hasta el fondo de la cuestión. ¿Es posible que el reverendo Wynter no sea lo que parece? ¿Hay alguna oveja negra en el rebaño? Pero una cosa es segura: Clarice está resuelta a descubrir la verdad. Aunque implique poner su vida en peligro.«Unos personajes finamente descritos que no podrían ser más adecuados a las costumbres y la sensibilidad de su época histórica, por la que Anne Perry demuestra de nuevo su viva y verdadera pasión.»The New York Times

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