A body is found floating towards Traitors Gate – a coincidence, or symbolic?
In the fifteenth novel in the Thomas Pitt mystery series, Thomas and Charlotte must battle against the political games at play in the foggy streets of Victorian London. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger.
‘Perry’s infallible feeling for the historical moment yields animated political views of Victorian society at play’ – New York Times Book Review
Someone in the Colonial Office is passing secrets to Germany about England’s strategy on Africa. While Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt investigates this matter of treason, he is quietly looking into the tragic death of his childhood mentor, Sir Arthur Desmond. Pitt believes that Sir Arthur was murdered, and that the crime is connected with the treachery in the government. And when the strangled body of an aristocratic society beauty is found floating near lonely Traitors Gate, Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, begin to see clearly the pattern of tragedy and frightening evil that Pitt must deal with, at the risk of his career – and his life.
What readers are saying about Traitors Gate:
‘Another excellent Anne Perry’
‘She takes you into the heart of Victorian London‘
Beheadings in Hyde Park terrorise Victorian London…
A series of attacks in Hyde Park has Superintendent Pitt’s work cut out, as he pursues a deadly killer in Anne Perry’s gripping mystery, The Hyde Park Headsman. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.
‘[Anne] Perry’s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist’ – The Wall Street Journal
Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that caused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not catch the murderer quickly, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking. Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt’s subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked. And in a shocking turn of events, the case proves to be Pitt’s toughest ever.
What readers are saying about The Hyde Park Headsman:
‘This was a real page turner, enjoyed it enormously‘
‘Anne Perry writes with amazing clarity of London – a joy to pick up each book‘
A fresh case rakes up the past, with shocking revelations…
With resentment at every turn, Inspector Pitt tries to untangle one of his most convoluted cases to date in Anne Perry’s gripping mystery, Farriers’ Lane. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Harriet Smart.
‘With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context’ – Publishers Weekly
The distinguished Justice Stafford’s shocking death from opium poisoning resurrects one of the most sensational cases ever to inflame England: the murder five years before of Kingsley Blaine, whose body was found crucified in Farriers’ Lane. Amid the public hysteria for revenge, the police had arrested a Jewish actor who was soon condemned to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating Stafford’s death, is drawn into the Farriers’ Lane murder as well, for it appears that Stafford may have been about to reopen the case. Pitt receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach for the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.
What readers are saying about Farriers’ Lane:
‘Lovers of a good ‘whodunit’ will not be disappointed with the twists and turns of the plot, neither will readers who like to bond with their literary heroes as Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are a very likeable duo who complement each other perfectly’
‘The atmosphere of turn of the century London is so absorbing and tangible that you can almost feel yourself shrouded in a cold blanket of East End fog and hear the Hansom carriages clatter along the streets’
‘Every book is enthralling‘
Will the hidden layers of conspiracy triumph before Pitt can solve the case?
A grisly murder of a moneylender draws Inspector Pitt once more into a world of power and greed in Anne Perry’s Belgrave Square. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Sherlock Holmes.
‘[Anne] Perry’s characters are vivid and well-drawn… If you want to be privy to the romance, politics, and scandal of Victorian London, this descriptive, leisurely paced mystery may well be your cup of Earl Grey tea’ – Houston Chronicle
The murder in Clerkenwell of an obscure moneylender named William Weems brings discreet rejoicing among those whose meagre earnings he so mercilessly devoured. Yet when Inspector Thomas Pitt finds a list including some of London’s most distinguished gentlemen in Weems’ office, he begins to realize this was no common usurer but a vicious blackmailer. Charlotte Pitt has connections to this distinguished London society, and, at glittering balls and over gossipy tea tables, she begins to perceive a world of passion, power, and greed that the police are seldom permitted to see…
What readers are saying about Belgrave Square:
‘Brilliant set of books. Will carry on reading them as fast as Anne Perry writes them, they are simply the best‘
‘I love all Anne Perry books, this was no exception, [was] sorry when I got to the end‘
Unexpected clues and unexpected dangers…
The death of the doctor’s wife in a ferocious fire shocks genteel Highgate Village. But when it proves to be arson, Inspector Thomas Pitt finds himself in charge of a complicated case of murder, in Anne Perry’s Highgate Rise. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.
‘Perry uses her well-mannered prose, satiric wit and sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance’ – Library Journal
Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, is killed in a tragic fire in Highgate. But the blaze was deliberate, so was she or her husband the intended victim? Could the doctor have set it himself to inherit Clemency’s large fortune? While Inspector Thomas Pitt tries to build a case from the scarce clues, his wife Charlotte retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked in the last months of her life, finding herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centres of power.
What readers are saying about Highgate Rise:
‘This is a very satisfying book and I enjoyed it greatly‘
‘Taking book to work, can’t put it down‘
A double festive treat for Christmas, bringing together two of Anne Perry’s spellbinding seasonal novellas in one special edition.
A Christmas Journey:
A tranquil weekend party in early December at a magnificent country house is shattered by a suspicious death. Taking a leading role in the ensuing investigation is one of the most beloved characters from Anne Perry’s Thomas Pitt series: Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. When Gwendolen Kilmuir’s body is found in the lake in the gardens of the estate, it appears she jumped from the bridge. The host, Omegus Jones and Vespasia decide to find who or what might have led Gwendolen to resort to such an extreme measure. They vow to make the guilty party seek forgiveness and expiation through the task of taking a sealed letter written by Gwendolen before her death to her mother up in the north of Scotland. The journey will be both physically and emotionally arduous but will bring answers to some unexpected and profound questions.
A Christmas Visitor:
Henry Rathbone, one of the engaging characters from Anne Perry’s William Monk series, arrives to spend Christmas at a family manor house near Ullswater, but his host, Judah Dreghorn, has slipped while crossing a stream in the grounds of the estate and drowned. Not only this, but Ashton Gower, recently released from prison, is slandering Judah’s name, claiming that his family rightfully owns the estate and that the forged deeds for which he was jailed were in fact genuine. Rathbone and the two remaining Dreghorn brothers, also returning to the Lakes for Christmas, must discover the truth behind Judah’s death and Gower’s outrageous claims.
Enjoy two of Anne Perry’s enchanting Christmas novellas, combining thrilling intrigue with tales of hope and redemption in Victorian England, in one special edition.
A Christmas Grace:
Featuring Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law Emily, is a tale full of secrecy, hope and acceptance. Emily’s Christmas plans are shattered when she learns that her aunt is dying. Although estranged from her, Emily feels she must journey from London to Susannah’s home in Ireland. When she reaches Connemara though, it is evident that Susannah has more on her mind than her health. Then the lone survivor of a ship wrecked in a violent storm seeks refuge in Susannah’s house. Determined to understand why the village is not welcoming Daniel, Emily discovers strange parallels with the unsolved death of another young man, Connor, many years before. Susannah, desperate to find out what happened to Connor before she dies, urges Emily to investigate. And as she does, Emily learns that some people will do anything to keep their secrets safe.
A Christmas Odyssey:
Henry Rathbone promises to help an old friend in a festive story of courage and redemption. On a bitter December night in 1864, one man longs for a Christmas miracle. The city is preparing for the holidays yet James Wentworth is unable to focus on anything other than the disappearance of his wayward son, Lucien. In desperation, he turns to Henry Rathbone, who finds assistance in the shape of reformed criminal Squeaky Robinson and the enigmatic Doctor Crow. As the group’s investigations take them deeper into the seedy underbelly of London they uncover a squalid world of illicit pleasures and a trail that leads them closer to the man they seek. But tales also emerge of Lucien’s violent tendencies, his consuming obsession with a dangerous young woman and the disturbing Shadow Man. Can they bring Lucien home alive and if so, will it be a grave mistake for all concerned?
A young girl is searching for the truth behind her uncle’s death. Can she solve the mystery before the Christmas bells toll?
Set in the Victorian world where Anne Perry reigns supreme, A Christmas Promise culminates in a radiant finale that will remain with you long after the final page is turned. Perfect for fans of C. J Sansom and Harriet Smart.
‘[Perry] writes with detail that invades the senses’ – Lincoln Journal Star
Three days before Christmas, in the freezing slums of London’s East End, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters Minnie Maude Mudway, who is only eight, alone, and determined to find her friend Charlie. However Charlie is no ordinary companion: He is a donkey who belonged to Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf. Gracie is shocked to learn that only the day before, someone brutally murdered Uncle Alf and made off with his rag-and-bones cart and the beloved beast who pulled it. Now, come hell or high water, Minnie Maude means to rescue Charlie-and Gracie decides to help. But the path that Uncle Alf had taken to his death was not his regular route, and in his cart were not just the usual bits of worn silver and china but also, the children are told, a dazzling golden box. What its contents may have been no one can say, for, like Charlie and the cart, it too has vanished.
Uncertain where their four-legged friend may be, the children are drawn into an adult world far beyond their innocent imaginings. And in a shop gleaming with beautiful objects, they recruit an unexpected ally: Mr. Balthasar, who warns them that the shining prize may be just a Pandora’s box of evil…
What readers are saying about A Christmas Promise:
‘You feel you are there in Victorian England with all the smells, sights and sounds that accompany the story-telling’
‘Very atmospheric, entertaining, well written and just that bit different‘
TWENTY-ONE DAYS is the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, featuring Daniel Pitt, by New York Times bestseller and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.
1910. Sir Thomas Pitt’s son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist in his defence.
When the jury finds the accused guilty, Graves insists he has been framed. He is writing a shocking exposé of a powerful figure, revealing state secrets so damning that someone might well have wanted to silence him.
With the reputations of those closest to him at stake, Daniel has twenty-one days to uncover the truth and ensure that an innocent man isn’t sent to the gallows . . .
‘Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction’ New York Times
A mysterious stranger sends the Narraways on a dangerous pilgrimage…
A Christmas Message is a tantalising festive tale from Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.
Christmas 1900. Victor Narraway, Thomas Pitt’s former boss, and his new wife Vespasia are travelling by train from Jaffa to Jerusalem. Although enjoying their time together and the interesting people they meet, Vespasia soon becomes concerned that someone is watching their every move.
When one of their new acquaintances is found murdered, the only clue is a mysterious piece of parchment written in a foreign tongue, and a message imploring Narraway to continue the stranger’s quest. Sensing its importance, Narraway and Vespasia decide to fulfil their dead friend’s wish.
Continuing to Jerusalem with the parchment in hand, they quickly find themselves embroiled in danger. With Vespasia’s fears suddenly realised and a watcher on their trail, will Narraway and Vespasia’s fates follow that of their friend or can they make it to Jerusalem unscathed?
What readers are saying about A Christmas Message:
‘As always I was lost in the extraordinary events‘
‘It is an extraordinary story and so gripping‘
A quest for the truth leads to events that no one could have foreseen…
In Anne Perry’s first foray into fantasy, Tathea is a remarkable novel of revenge, adventure and the search for enlightenment. Perfect for fans of David Eddings and Raymond E. Feist.
‘Ambitious, engrossing… she has devised here a powerful, inventive meditation on the possibilities that lie in and beyond the origin of religion’ – Publishers Weekly
Her husband and beloved son assassinated, Tathea, once Queen of Shinabar, is alone and in exile. Numbed by grief, she takes refuge in the Lost Lands, where she tries desperately to find meaning in a life that has robbed her of her family, her home and her country. But in her quest for the truth, which takes her far beyond the physical world she knows, she discovers that it does not come without cost – terrible cost.
What readers are saying about Tathea:
‘This work is [Anne Perry’s] tour de force‘
‘The work’s strongest point is the elegant, warm descriptive passages which Perry uses to evoke images of the landscapes… Her towns and cities have a life and character beyond that of their residents and the events that occur there‘
‘A remarkable, clever and poignant book that defies the norms of modern fantasy and demands to be read‘
Don’t miss the remarkable sequel: Come Armageddon
A CHRISTMAS RETURN is the 15th novella in the festive series by Anne Perry, the queen of Victorian crime.
As the festive season approaches, Charlotte Pitt’s grandmamma, Mariah Ellison, is facing Christmas alone. When she receives an unexpected gift, memories are sparked of a Christmas in Haslemere long ago, when her beloved friend Cullen Wesley died and a local villager was brutally murdered, with no killer brought to justice.
The unsolved case has resurfaced and Cullen’s grandson, Peter, begs for Mariah’s help to solve the crime that led to his grandfather’s death. Mariah can’t resist a friend in need and she returns to Haslemere to investigate the murder and heal old wounds. But evil still lurks in the picturesque village and she’ll need all her wits about her to see that justice is done.
A Christmas Return is the enthralling new festive tale from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.
Three Debts Paid is the fifth gripping instalment in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels from the pen of highly acclaimed crime writer and New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
It is February 1912 when barrister Daniel Pitt is reunited with his old college friend, Inspector Ian Frobisher. Following allegations of plagiarism, one of their Cambridge University professors has committed an assault, and Ian has recommended that Daniel defends him.
Meanwhile, Daniel’s dear friend Miriam fford Croft has returned to London as a newly qualified forensic pathologist and is working with eccentric Dr Evelyn Hall. On Daniel’s first visit to the morgue, he is shocked to find Miriam examining the mutilated body of a young woman and, what’s worse, it is being compared to another corpse bearing identical wounds. As rumours spread of a serial killer, nicknamed ‘the rainy-day slasher’, stalking the streets of London, Daniel hears that Ian Frobisher is in charge of the case.
So begins the harrowing pursuit of a brutal murderer whose killing spree is far from over…
A witness who won’t speak – how will Monk solve the case?
Investigator Monk is called in to help an old friend on one of his most complex cases in New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry’s unputdownable mystery The Silent Cry. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.
‘[Perry’s] early-Victorian series… has deepened and darkened its insights into the social evils that burdened London’s underclasses’ – New York Times Book Review
In the dead of night in a notorious area of Victorian London’s East End known as St Giles, a factory girl stumbles over the bloody bodies of two City gentlemen. When Detective John Evan finally arrives at the scene, he is confronted by a most difficult investigation. First he must identify the men. Then he must find out why men of means and social standing would go to such a sordid area. Most importantly, who are their assailants? And how could they escape unharmed and unnoticed?
Mercifully the younger victim is not quite dead. Having sustained terrible internal injuries, he’s later released home from hospital severely traumatised and unable to speak – to be told that the other victim, his father, is dead, and Hester Latterly has been employed to help nurse him back to full recovery.
With too many obstacles impeding his progress, Evan finally enlists the aid of his old friend, William Monk, who, together with Hester’s help, must unravel one of his most complex and shocking cases yet.
What readers are saying about The Silent Cry:
‘An extraordinary book‘
‘Challenging right to the end and a thoroughly good read‘
1918, and whilst an end to the war draws ever nearer, Britain’s future is far from certain…
We Shall Not Sleep is the powerful, tragic, final novel in Anne Perry’s World War I quintet. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry.
‘Perry creates a meticulously detailed backdrop, whether [on the] home front or [the] front lines, while leaving plenty of room for her characters to contemplate issues of honour, loyalty, and love’ – Booklist
The war is coming to a close. Joseph Reavley’s regiment has suffered huge losses but all live in hope that peace will soon be upon them, when a further, brutal tragedy strikes the Front. Sarah Price, a young nurse, is savagely murdered and Joseph vows to find the person responsible. Matthew, Joseph’s brother, is already at the Front to meet a prisoner who claims to be able to identify the shadowy Peacemaker, when he becomes implicated in the nurse’s death. If Matthew is to bring the prisoner to the office of the Prime Minister, he must work with Joseph to ensure that Sarah Price’s killer is found. If Matthew is able to put a stop to the Peacemaker’s schemes, there will be a chance for lasting peace; if he fails, then freedom and liberty could be all but a distant memory for future generations…
What readers are saying about We Shall Not Sleep:
‘This whole series is absolutely wonderful and has made me feel as though I was actually there‘
‘This is as good as the rest of the books in this five part series’
‘Anne Perry takes you right into the time and place. You are there, not just reading about it’