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Highgate Rise

Highgate Rise [Kindle Edition]

Anne Perry
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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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.

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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.

While the city of London and Bow Street station reel from the repulsive crimes of Jack the Ripper, Highgate remains untouched. But its cosy society is not as spotless as it would like to appear. Dr Shaw has made many enemies there with his outspoken opinions and the common view is that he was the intended victim of the blaze. But his wife had been campaigning against slum landlords, thus gaining powerful enemies herself. And she is the one who has died.

Inspector Pitt and his aristocratic wife, Charlotte, approach the case from different angles. He has the opportunity to question suspicious neighbours and dismissive colleagues, but her access to Society gossip can lead to unexpected clues. And unexpected dangers …

Praise for Anne Perry

“She has carved a substantial career as a writer … her books have a strong social and ethical element”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1507 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 028563092X
  • Publisher: Headline (27 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HP4HFW0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,938 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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With twenty million books in print throughout the world, Anne Perry's bestselling novels are noted for their memorable characters, exploration of social issues and historical accuracy. Selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime', Anne lives in Scotland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Highgate Rise by Anne Perry 7 Sep 2009
As always with any Anne Perry book, you know your in for a very good read. It helps to have read previous William and Charlotte Pitt mysteries to understand them well. However, once I read one of the books in the series, I felt the need to start at the beginning of the series to learn more, once I started I couldn't stop reading. I have enjoyed all of books so far. Get reading, you won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 29 Mar 2001
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
I love the way each book in this series is set in a different part of London so you get a real feeling for what 19th Century London was like. It is also interesting how class affects each area and consequently Pitt's ability to solve the crime. The higher class the area, the more difficult it is and this is a tricky one. As Pitt is a working class man it is hard for him to be accepted into middle and high class life and he is often viewed as more of a nuisance than the crime itself. This is a very satisfying book and I enjoyed it greatly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars dont bother 9 July 2014
By Anon
Format:Kindle Edition
awful, simply awful
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5.0 out of 5 stars ann perry 12 May 2013
By denise
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
another one of ann perry to add to my collection it just keeps growing all the time will need a bigger book case
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anne pery book 12 Mar 2013
By Mand
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Only just started reading it but already there are several suspects so no idea who has killed the lady.
Taking book to work cant put it down.
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