The Angel Court Affair : Thomas and Charlotte Pitt

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt
  • 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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.

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Tired of Special Branch

Davina Porter is a great narrator, and perfect for Anne Perry's books. I just miss the story lines that were more about people and relationships. Ever since Thomas Pitt has been working for Special Branch they are more focused on politics. This story was better than the last two, but I do miss the old plots that dealt with society, relationships, poverty, etc.
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- Susan "History buff,anglophile,armchair traveler"

Missed Charlotte in this one

I wasn't really happy with this one. I like the Pitt series most when Charlotte and Thomas are both involved in the story to a more balanced degree.

This one has Pitt trying to protect a woman, Sofia, that I didn't care about because she didn't become a real character. The controversial beliefs of the religious cult that she has founded are never clearly stated, and Sofia as a person is never fleshed out.

It also gives Victor Narraway and Aunt Vespasia much more ink than I care for. I found their romance far-fetched from the beginning; now they are married and help Pitt with his investigation this time around.

Charlotte is almost missing from the book, except as Pitt's loyal wife and the mother of his growing children. The one thing I enjoyed was several scenes where it is apparent that Jemima is becoming a young Charlotte: definitely having her own mind and finding that speaking it is not what is expected in Victorian society.

I love this series and Perry, after putting Pitt in Special Branch, has found ways before to include Charlotte to a greater degree, even though Pitt's investigations there have become very secret. Charlotte is an essential character and should be integral to the story. I think another reader said "Tired of Special Branch." Can we get Thomas back to regular policing? When Charlotte and her sister got involved in the stories and Pitt could use Charlotte at least as a sounding board? I haven't given up yet.
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- Christy "christy045"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books