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If you like English Who-dun-its.. you'll like this! The characters are human and Ms Perry's mind is inventive. I've listened to all the available audio's in this series and have always been pleased. The only constructive criticism I could even begin to offer, is that the book's endings are always abrupt. Once the crime is solved, that is it! No nice "wrap up" ... but, the stories are great.. characters likeable and crimes ... unusual. Yes, I'd recommend the series.
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This is the first book in the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series. I have almost finished the Monk series set in 1850's London so thought I would try Perry's other series. This one is set in the 1880's in England. I enjoy Perry's stories of Victorian England because she does so much research and places her fictional story into a real scene. I was surprised to learn that it was not acceptable behavior for women to read a newspaper. The father or husband was to read the paper and then read or summarize what he thought was suitable for the women to know. In both of Perry's series she has the woman lead fighting against the restraints that society was placing on women. This book has a series of murders of young women in the Cater street neighborhood where Charlotte lives. Pitt is the investigator on the case and he interviews the Ellison family. The pace of the story is slow with lots of details of family and societal life of the 1880. The suspense builds up as the story goes along. Perry has a excellent command of the English language and builds her plot in an interesting way. Davina Porter narrated the book. She is one of my favorite narrators. If you enjoy this type of mystery stories you will be happy choosing this book..
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