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Publisher's Summary

Inspector Thomas Pitt is asked to reopen a three-year-old murder case which occurred in London's luxurious Hanover Close. With his wellborn wife, Charlotte, to aid him in penetrating the well-known reserve of high society, the inquisitive Pitts discover a shocking and deadly secret. Millions of ardent fans relish Anne Perry's highly atmospheric mysteries, set in Victorian London.
©1988 Anne Perry; (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"The mystery is an adroit blend of thick London atmosphere and a convincing cast, mingled with the complex and straitlaced conventions of Victorian England. A bonus is a totally surprising yet wonderfully plausible finale." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Nina on 05-28-05

A MUST for Anne Perry lovers!!

She's done it again, by gum. For those unfamiliar w this author, she uses the strict mores and rules -- as well as the class system -- of Victorian England to further the action of the story. Not only is there a murder or 2, but police were considered quite low class, so our hero can go to seedy places for information, while his higher-born wife can infiltrate "society" to do the same.

Simultaneously, we learn a lot about how this social and political system worked or didn't work, and it's impossible (for me, at least) not to observe that the strictures placed upon women during that time are not so "gone" as we would like to believe.

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By Brenda on 01-25-09

Silence in Hanover Close

This is my favorite so far of the Thomas Pitt series. I loved the ending. I absolutely never saw it coming.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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