The Cater Street Hangman: The First Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel (Paperback)

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Much like Downton Abbey and Maisie Dobbs, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery novels are about the changing social classes of women in Victorian London.

Society girl Charlotte Ellison is from an upper class family and Thomas
Pitt from a working class background  when they first meet during an
investigation of the death of a maid in the Ellison household. Utilizing
her high-brow connections, Charlotte is able to insert herself into the
police investigation.

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— marla


"An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era."
While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself couriously drawn to pretty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder....

About the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch, and the William Monk novels, including Blood on the Water and Blind Justice. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently A New York Christmas, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345513564
ISBN-10: 0345513568
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt