Resurrection Row : Thomas and Charlotte Pitt

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fourth in the series of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries, Anne Perry's Resurrection Row explores the dark undercurrents that run through the lives of the idle rich in Victorian England.
After a wonderful night at the theatre, Thomas and Charlotte find themselves confronted with a corpse in the driver's seat of a cab. Even more shocking, it is the body of a peer who had been decently buried the week before. While the doctor insists Lord Fitzroy-Hammond died a natural death, the Pitts find the situation anything but natural. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Inspector Pitt begins his investigation within the proper channels while his intrepid wife, Charlotte, renews a tie from her past to get inside Lord Fitzroy-Hammond's world. But as they dig their way closer the truth, they find themselves in danger from forces who will do anything to keep it buried.


What the Critics Say

"This provocative tale, extremely well read by Davina Porter, is highly recommended.�" (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Another good book in the series

I very much enjoy Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. This book involves a complex story--leading the listener along several lines of plot development before pulling things together. This makes for an enjoyable mystery experience.

In this book, Pitt is first investigating what are almost comical incidents of grave robbing, though certainly not funny to the people involved. But this morphs into a far more serious situation when someone they all know unexpectedly turns up dead.

Perry has an interesting way of weaving concepts of good and evil into some of her books--and some of the characters in this one are excellent examples of that mixture.

My only (very tiny) complaint is that Perry sometimes ends her stories a little too abruptly. She takes pages (hours, for the listener) laying out complex plots, developing the characters in minute ways (which is part of what makes them so good--she is such a keen observer of human minds and behaviors). So it is a bit jarring when the ending seems to come all of a sudden. Others may feel differently--but that is my only concern--and really, a small one at that.

Recommend this book, if you like this series--but also if you like the historical time when policemen were just beginning to create themselves into a trusted group--who have to find ways to overcome class lines in getting the aristocracy to cooperate in their investigations.
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- Kathi "Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy."

Love the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series!

Another terrific book in the series by Anne Perry, and as always, Davina Porter does an amazing job with the narration!
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- Leigh Billingsley "Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!""

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-28-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books