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Seven Dials (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 23)

Seven Dials (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 23)

The closer he travels towards the truth, the higher the stakes become…

Seven Dials is the twenty-third instalment of Anne Perry’s mystery series featuring the intrepid Thomas Pitt, as he delves deeper into the corruption of Victorian society. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.


‘Offering an interesting slant on the grandeur of Britain’s Empire, this novel will please fans of the series, especially those who enjoy the teamwork of Mr and Mrs Pitt’ – Scottish Sunday Herald

Early one morning, Thomas Pitt is summoned to the offices of Victor Narraway, head of the Secret Service in Queen Victoria’s vast empire. An ex-army officer and promising young diplomat has been shot at Eden Lodge, home of the Egyptian mistress of a senior cabinet minister, Saville Ryerson, and the prime suspect is the woman herself. When Pitt visits the scene of the murder, however, he finds that some things don’t add up. Why did the Egyptian woman have a gun, and if she needed protection, from whom? Is her lover lying to protect her, or himself? When the Egyptian Ambassador puts in a call to Prime Minister Gladstone, it seems that a major diplomatic row is brewing.

Meanwhile Charlotte Pitt is more concerned about her husband’s safety. Thomas is convinced that Narraway knows more about this case than he claims, and Charlotte fears that he could be involved with the Inner Circle, the secret organisation that destroyed Pitt’s career in the Metropolitan Police and very nearly cost him his life. Can Pitt tread the tense diplomatic tightrope between protecting justice, the security of his country, and the safety of his family?

What readers are saying about Anne Perry:

‘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’

‘[Anne Perry’s] books are always gripping and beautifully written

Five stars
Rutland Place (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 5)

Rutland Place (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 5)

Will the dangerous persistence of Charlotte and the quiet patience of Inspector Thomas Pitt make it possible to solve this most macabre and chilling mystery?

Anne Perry’s Rutland Place is the fifth novel featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, which sees the duo uncovering the darkest and most desperate secrets hidden in fashionable Rutland Place.
Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.

‘When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company’ – New York Times

Charlotte Pitt’s mother has lost a locket holding a comprising picture. Arriving at her mother’s home at Rutland Place to help her search, Charlotte discovers that other residents of the exclusive neighbourhood have suffered similar unexplained small thefts. Then Mina Spencer-Brown, a woman known for prying, dies from poisoning. It seems likely that Mina’s snooping had led to her murder, but what secrets had she stumbled upon? And whose?

As Thomas Pitt patiently struggles to break down the protective silence of London’s high society, Charlotte works behind its closed doors to help unravel a mystery revealing sordid secrets and the chilling, dark corners of human behaviour.

What readers are saying about Rutland Place:

‘Once started, impossible to put the book down

Brilliant as usual’

‘Another excellent murder mystery – five stars
Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk Mystery, Book 22)

Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk Mystery, Book 22)

An adversary Monk cannot remember threatens everything he holds dear – will he survive what is to come?

The queen of the Victorian mystery, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry returns with the twenty-second novel in the William Monk series Revenge in a Cold River.
Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle.

‘The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel’ – New York Times

London, 1869: The body of a middle-aged man is found tangled in a mass of rope and wooden wreckage near the dockside of the River Thames.

Commander William Monk of the River Police is called when initial investigations reveal the man was shot in the back. When he learns that the man was a master forger who had just escaped prison, Monk’s interest is immediately piqued. But as his investigations lead him ever deeper into the murky world of smuggling and forgery, Monk is forced to confront his own forgotten past.

The unsolicited interference of an old foe takes precedence as it becomes clear to Monk that a bitter enemy is back for revenge and has him in his sights. With his life and career in imminent danger, can Monk navigate his way to the truth before it is too late?

What readers are saying about Revenge in a Cold River:

‘Perry’s writing is very evocative of the time and I felt myself transported back to the 1800s

‘A gripping story revealing long held secrets, revenge and murder. A book that kept me sat on [the edge of] my chair, turning the pages determined to find out what happened next’

‘Once again Anne Perry has enthralled me with her clever weaving of [this] story’
Resurrection Row (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 4)

Resurrection Row (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 4)

The doctors insist that Lord Augustus’ death was natural. But as far as the police are concerned, there’s certainly nothing natural about what happens next…

In the fourth Victorian mystery featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, the detective is faced with a frightening case of bodies that won’t stay buried. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Harriet Smart.


‘Perry has a wonderful feel for period and remains utterly convincing’ – Guardian

Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual work. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man’s corpse is found sitting in the family pew following his second burial, and other disinterred bodies appear, Pitt begins to wonder if a message is being sent.

A new mother, Charlotte Pitt only takes a cursory interest in the case until she hears Thomas mention her late sister’s husband as a possible suspect. As Pitt follows leads into the slums and rookeries, she too is drawn into the politics and horrors of greed and exploitation. For Pitt and Charlotte, what begins as a bizarre mystery becomes a deadly pursuit through the London underworld of pornographic photographers, brothels, and sweatshops.

What readers are saying about Resurrection Row:

‘A wonderfully gruesome novel from Anne Perry… Her research into the murky world of [grave digging] cannot be faulted

‘This one has a particularly ingenious plot and I was delighted to see that the interesting and mildly eccentric Aunt Vespasia was back again’

‘Another thrilling read from Anne Perry’
Private Investigations

Private Investigations

For many of us, a good, heart-pounding mystery is the perfect escape from real-world confusion and chaos. But what about the writers who create those stories of suspense and intrigue? How do our favorite novelists cope with our perplexing world, and what mysteries keep them up at night? In Private Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share their first-person stories of grappling with mysteries they’ve personally encountered, at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, a time when she lost her voice and doctors couldn’t find a cure; Martin Limon travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the chaos of war; Anne Perry ponders the magical powers of stories conjured from writers’ imaginations, and more.Exploring all the tropes of the genre–from haunted houses to elusive perpetrators, from respecting the legacy of victims of violence to regrouping after missed signals have derailed their lives–these writers’ true tales show just how much art imitates life, and how, ultimately, we are all private investigators in the our own real-life dramas.
Pentecost Alley (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 16)

Pentecost Alley (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 16)

Pitt’s pursuit of the truth makes him some powerful enemies…

After sending a man to the gallows for the murder of a Whitechapel prostitute two years after the ghastly crimes of Jack the Ripper, Superintendent Thomas Pitt is suddenly confronted with another chillingly similar killing that raises speculation that the wrong man has been convicted… or that the Ripper has returned. The thrilling sixteeth novel in Anne Perry’s Thomas Pitt mystery series would be the perfect read for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sherlock Holmes.


‘Stands as one of her most intricately constructed plots… Perry packs a triple wallop into the final pages, one climax following another’ – Chicago Sun-Times

Inspector Thomas Pitt knows the murder of a prostitute in a bedroom on decrepit Pentecost Alley would normally cause little comment, but under Ada McKinley’s body is a Hellfire Club badge inscribed with the name ‘Finlay Fitzjames’. Finlay’s father – immensely wealthy, powerful, and dangerous – denies the possibility that his son has been in Ada’s bed. The implication is clear: Pitt must arrest someone else. But Thomas Pitt will not be intimidated, and with the help of his quick-witted wife, Charlotte, he stubbornly pursues his investigation, determined to expose the truth.

What readers are saying about Pentecost Alley:

‘[Anne Perry’s] books are always gripping and beautifully written

‘Anne Perry writes with amazing clarity of London – a joy to pick up each book

Five stars
Paragon Walk (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 3)

Paragon Walk (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 3)

In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable crime is committed…

In New York Times bestseller Anne Perry’s third mystery featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, something deadly lurks in the stifling shadows of Victorian London.
Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.

‘When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better’ – San Diego Union-Tribune

When young Fanny Nash dies in the arms of her sister-in-law, Jessamyn, Inspector Pitt is assigned to investigate her rape and murder. Every man of Paragon Walk is under suspicion, even Pitt’s brother-in-law, Lord George Ashworth, who was the last to have seen her. Could the charming, enigmatic Frenchman be a killer? Fanny’s cruel brother? Or wealthy Dilbridge, who hosts wild, decadent parties?

As Pitt digs deeper, Paragon Walk’s aristocratic haughtiness gives way to fear, its calm to hatred. Keeping her sister Emily company in this difficult time, inquisitive Charlotte finds herself in the midst of the deadly mystery. In the drawing rooms of her sister’s neighbours, she uncovers unsavoury intrigues and bitter rivalries that may prove fatal…

What readers are saying about Paragon Walk:

‘Anne Perry really gets into the era with these novels, includes something for everyone, murder, romance and history

A cracking read

One of Anne Perry’s best
One Fatal Flaw (Daniel Pitt Mystery 3)

One Fatal Flaw (Daniel Pitt Mystery 3)

The third gripping instalment in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, from the New York Times bestselling author and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.

It is 1910 and a warehouse fire on the banks of the Thames has left one criminal dead and another charged with his murder. Convinced of his innocence, Jessie Beale begs barrister Daniel Pitt to defend the accused. It’s a hopeless case – unless Daniel can find an expert witness, whose testimony on fire damage is so utterly convincing that any jury would believe him.

Daniel’s friend Miriam fford Croft was taught by formidable forensic scientist Sir Barnabas Saltram, who has built his reputation on giving evidence of this kind. But when Saltram agrees to testify, thus saving an innocent man from the gallows, Daniel unwittingly starts a chain of events that has devastating consequences for all of them…



Oh Danny Boy

Oh Danny Boy

Delightful… as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.’ Publishers Weekly

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less… exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan. She wants him out of her life for good.

But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed. After everything they’ve been through together, how can she turn him down? As Molly finds herself drawn further into Daniel’s case, Molly begins to fear that his trouble is related to one of his investigations: catching a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, known to the locals as the East Side Ripper . . .

An evocative trip through Old New York… in the company of Irish immigrant Molly Murphy, a spirited and appealing guide.‘ SJ Rozan, author of Winter and Night

Irish humour and gritty determination… with charm and optimism.’ Anne Perry

Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York’s dark side at the turn of the century.’ Kirkus Reviews
No Graves as Yet (World War I Series, Novel 1)

No Graves as Yet (World War I Series, Novel 1)

In the last idyllic summer of 1914, the battle lines are already drawn…

In No Graves as Yet, the first novel of her World War I quintet, Anne Perry weaves an evocative tale of one family unravelling the secrets that surround them, while the country is on the brink of war. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and Sebastian Barry.


‘An auspicious read thus it is wonderful that this is the first of a five-novel sequence… this dazzling story is one of sheer brilliance… It’s just so, so beautiful’ – North Wales Chronicle

In Cambridge, the golden June days seem timeless. But for Joseph Reavley the summer is shattered by his parents’ deaths in a car accident. Bringing the terrible news, his brother reveals that their father, a retired MP, had been travelling to see him about a sinister plot he had discovered. Matthew’s job in the secret service means that he would understand the mysterious document their father possessed, but now it is nowhere to be found. Returning after the funeral with their two sisters, Joseph and Matthew become convinced that their parents’ house has been searched. As their suspicions grow, they visit the scene of the crash and find subtle evidence that their deaths may not have been accidental after all.

What readers are saying about No Graves as Yet:

‘One of the most profound and rich evocations of… England, 1914′

One of the best books I have read – wonderful

[This book] will stay with me forever
Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Murphy’s Law is the captivating first novel in Rhys Bowen’s New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy series.

Molly Murphy always knew she’d end up in trouble – just as her mother had predicted. After committing a murder in self-defense, Molly is forced to flee her cherished Ireland for the anonymous shores of America. Arriving in New York, and seeing the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe a little easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

If she can’t clear her name, Molly will be sent back to Ireland where the gallows await. Using her Irish charm and sharp wit, she escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own. Pounding the notorious streets of Hell’s Kitchen and the Lower East Side, Molly undertakes a desperate mission to clear her name before her deadly past comes back to haunt her new future.

Irish humour and gritty determination… with charm and optimism‘ Anne Perry

Delightful… as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitantsPublishers Weekly

Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York’s dark side at the turn of the centuryKirkus Reviews
Murder, My Dear Watson

Murder, My Dear Watson

Eccentric, coldly rational, brilliant, doughty, exacting, lazy,in full bohemian colour the world’s most famous literary detective and his loyal companion Dr. John Watson investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this second collection of totally original and confounding tales. As in the popular debut volume, Murder in Baker Street, Anne Perry and ten more popular mystery writers,including Sharyn McCrumb, Carolyn Wheat, Malachi Saxon, Jon L. Breen, Bill Crider, Colin Bruce, Lenore Carroll, Barry Day, Daniel Stashower, and Loren D. Estleman, celebrate the mind and methods of Sherlock Holmes in this paperback version. In addition, Christopher Redmond illuminates the vast possibilities that new technology offers in “Sherlock Holmes on the Internet,” while in “A Sherlockian Library” editors Lellenberg and Stashower provide a new list of fifty essential titles on Arthur Conan Doyle and the Holmes canon. Finally, an essay by mystery novelist Philip A. Shreffler explores one of English literature’s most famous friendships in “Holmes and Watson, the Head and the Heart.” This is truly a treasury of never-before-published Sherlockian tales that should not be missed.
Murder on the Serpentine (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 32)

Murder on the Serpentine (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 32)

Pitt is on a secret mission for Queen Victoria, which may be his last…

New York Times bestseller Anne Perry returns with the thirty-second novel in the Thomas Pitt mystery series, Murder on the Serpentine.
Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.

‘Master storyteller Anne Perry moves closer to Dickens as she lifts the lace curtain from Victorian society to reveal its shocking secrets’ – Sharyn McCrumb

London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace.
In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidante, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince’s friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back, Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine.

The death has been ruled an unfortunate accident and the investigation closed, but the Queen is not convinced that all is as it seems and tasks Pitt with finding the truth.

Forced to act alone in this most sensitive of investigations, Pitt finds himself embroiled in a plot that threatens not only the reputations of men, but also the safety and reputation of the Empire…

What readers are saying about Murder on the Serpentine:

‘[An] enjoyable, well written and artfully plotted mystery from Anne Perry’

‘Once again, the author has surpassed herself… a book that I had great difficulty putting down

Five stars
Midnight at Marble Arch (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 28)

Midnight at Marble Arch (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 28)

Will Pitt be able to uncover the unspeakable truth behind two women’s deaths?

Loyal, honest and, above all, principled. There is no finer detective in Victorian London than Thomas Pitt; the protagonist of Anne Perry’s acclaimed mysteries. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sherlock Holmes.


‘Sweeping and scandalous… Perry has perfected a delicate touch’ – New York Times Book Review

It is 1896, and Thomas Pitt is in charge of Special Branch. He is beginning to understand the power he now commands, but is still ill at ease at the glittering events he and his wife Charlotte must attend. During a lavish party at the Spanish Embassy, a policeman breaks into Pitt’s conversation with investor Rawdon Quixwood to break the terrible news that Quixwood’s wife, Catherine, has been viciously assaulted at their home, and left for dead. Worse still, it appears that the assailant was someone she had trusted as she opened the door to the attacker herself.

At the same party, Charlotte sees Angeles Castelbranco, an ambassador’s daughter, flinch in fear at the teasing of some young men. A few days later, she flees from the same group and, in her terror, falls from a window – what could have caused her to take that fatal step? Pitt and his friend Victor Narraway vow to uncover the unspoken truth behind these two women’s deaths. But as they investigate, deception and violence get ever nearer and danger is only ever one step away…

What readers are saying about Midnight at Marble Arch:

‘The story is very compelling and keeps you guessing until the end’

Intelligent, gritty… and heartfelt

Excellent. Brilliant story and superb characterisation’
Mammoth Books presents The Best British Crime Omnibus: Volume 7, 8 and 9

Mammoth Books presents The Best British Crime Omnibus: Volume 7, 8 and 9

122 fantastic stories from Britain’s best crime writers

For ten years the Mammoth Best British Crime series has been publishing an annual volume of the most outstanding crime and mystery short fiction published in the UK. Over 400 stories by the very best writers in the field have been published. Contributors have included, among many others, Mark Billingham, Liza Cody, Roger Jon Ellory, Reginald Hill, Peter James, Simon Kernick, Alexander McCall Smith, Val McDermid, John Mortimer, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, Derek Raymond and Andrew Taylor.

On several occasions, stories published in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime have won some of the most prestigious awards in the field, including the Crime Writers Association Short Story Dagger, The Mystery Writers of America Edgar award and the Anthony award, while countless others have featured on the respective shortlists.

This truly bumper collection of over 120 stories, an omnibus edition of Volumes 7, 8 and 9, showcases as ever the impressive breadth of crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to solve, nagging questions about the nature of the society in which we live, but, above all, there is an abundance of first-class entertainment.

Over 1600 pages of outstanding crime fiction by: Lin Anderson, Kate Atkinson, Ian Ayris, Ray Banks, Robert Barnard, Colin Bateman, Mark Billingham, Nigel Bird, Tony Black, Stephen Booth, Paul D. Brazill, Simon Brett, Gerard Brennan, Christopher Brookmyre, Alison Bruce, Ken Bruen, Declan Burke, Col Bury, Tom Cain, Ann Cleeves, Liza Cody, Natasha Cooper, Bernie Crosthwaite, Judith Cutler, Colin Dexter, Martin Edwards, Matthew J. Elliott, Kate Ellis, R. J. Ellory, Chris Ewan, Christopher Fowler, Simon R. Green, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Allan Guthrie, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Mick Herron, David Hewson, Reginald Hill, Matt Hilton, Kate Horsley, Peter James, Paul Johnston, L. Kennedy, Bill Kirton, John Lawton, Simon Levack, Michael Z. Lewin, Toby Litt, Peter Lovesey, Phil Lovesey, Stuart MacBride, Adrian Magson, Barry Maitland, Alexander McCall Smith, Keith McCarthy, Val McDermid, Brian McGilloway, Denise Mina, Steve Mosby, Edward Marston, Amy Myers, Barbara Nadel, Stuart Neville, Christine Poulson, Ian Rankin, Sarah Rayne, Peter Robinson, Nicholas Royle, Zoë Sharp, Roz Southey, Sally Spedding, Jay Stringer, Andrew Taylor, Marilyn Todd, Peter Turnbull, L. C. Tyler, Simon Kernick, Nick Quantrill, Sheila Quigley, Louise Welsh, Marc Werner and Kevin Wignall.
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