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Complex and absorbing,
This review is from: Death On Blackheath (Thomas Pitt 29) (Hardcover)
Perry is always eminently readable, and this is another engrossing novel in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series. Now head of Special Branch, Pitt is called in when the maid of a politically-important figure goes missing - though no-one is quite sure whether she has merely eloped or is dead. As the case deepens, Perry draws us into another complex case with both political and personal overtones.
Some writers seem to reach a point where they're writing the same book over and over again - Perry hasn't allowed herself to fall into the same trap. I generally tend to prefer the Hester & William Monk series for its darker and more intriguing characterisations, but that's personal taste. The dénouement of this does stray into unconvincing territory but there's so much good stuff here that I'm happy to forgive Perry her occasional lapses.
If you're looking for intelligent historical crime fiction with solid characterisation and a good sense of the period, Perry can always be relied upon.