The Cater Street Hangman : Thomas and Charlotte Pitt

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Cater Street Hangman is the first of Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries. Set in the Victorian era, it is an elegant and complex mystery full of well-drawn characters and rich period detail. When a maid in the upper class Ellison household is strangled, Inspector Pitt is called in to investigate. He finds a world ruled by strict manners and social customs, where the inhabitants of the Ellison's neighborhood appear to be more outraged by the thought of scandal than they are by murder. Inspector Pitt finds a most unlikely ally in Charlotte, the Ellison's spirited daughter. But as the murders continue, Charlotte and Pitt find themselves drawn together by more than the investigation.

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Reader is Davina Porter not the one listed.

The actual reader is Davina Porter. I am not sure how the staff managed to get the name of the narrator wrong.

This is a good introduction to the Pitt series and in many way I have liked this book best of all. Davina Porter is a superb narrator and I find it unfortunate that many of the later books have male narrators.
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- Judith A. Weller "jw1917"

Victorian England Mystery

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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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-19-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books