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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755397185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755397181
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 2.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens' eyes pop out (New York Times Book Review)

A page-turning thriller... blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion (Jeffery Deaver)

There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional and I was gripped until the final page. Death on Blackheath was one of the best books I've read this year and I cannot recommend it highly enough (Eurocrime)

About the Author

Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.


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By VIV on 27 April 2017
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great read, great price, great service. Very happy. : )
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Anne Perry once again surpasses herself. This is an ingenious plot which takes us along a complicated path involving the security of the country which Thomas has to unravel. Along the way he has help from his family amongst others and I have so enjoyed this book. I hope you do too.
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How wonderful it is to return to an author I have enjoyed in the past and find that her work still has the high standards I had found in her previous books. Anne Perry has a long record of published novels but the quality has not diminished from my first experience with The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Novels)]] where she began the adventures featuring Thomas Pitt and Charlotte Ellison through to this latest book. Much time has passed over the course of these novels, but Perry has maintained a very realistic feeling of warmth, love, and regard between Pitt and Charlotte and the large group of friends they have made during the course of the investigations. This novel has Pitt calling on all of them in hopes of solving the questions of murder and disappearance which seem to evade his best investigative abilities.

Thomas Pitt is now the Commander of Special Branch investigators who keep close watch on anything concerning the political welfare of the British government. When a lady's maid disappears it is indeed cause for the Special Branch to become involved because that maid worked in the household of Dudley Kynaston, a senior government official who is assigned to work with naval defenses. Kynaston is working on the new submarine systems which are expected to change the way war is carried out and his work is vitally important, especially for an island nation such as Britain. The body of the woman found close to the Kynaston home could possibly belong to the missing lady's maid, but how did she die and why was she disfigured after death?

Anne Perry was so successful in describing the biting cold and wet of this British winter that I kept making pots of hot tea to warm myself while I read.
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By Roman Clodia TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Dec. 2013
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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.
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First Sentence: Pitt stood shivering on the steps leading up from the areaway to the pavement and looked down at the clumps of blood and hair at his feet.

Thomas Pitt, Commander of Special Branch, and his sideman, , has been called in to investigate a crime involving signs of a violent struggle, a missing ladies made from the hope of Dudley Kynaston, a naval weapons expert and important to the English Government. The discovery of a severely mutilated female body makes it important to discover whether this is the maid and, if not, where she is. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes clear that people, and their relationships, are not always as they seem.

A well-written hook draws you into the story, establishes Pitt’s position, role and background very quickly. This is critical for readers new to the series. It also returns Pitt much more to his previous role conducting a police investigating; something many of his fans have missed.

Perry’s descriptions create such a strong sense of place and atmosphere. Whether the characters are standing in the dark and cold, or in a warm kitchen with the smells of cooking; she immediately makes the reader part of the scene. Beyond description is the understanding Perry conveys regarding life during Victorian times. The social customs and restrictions, particularly on women, dress, manners, different types of households depending upon wealth and social strata all come to life under Ms. Perry’s deft hand.

The dialogue is excellent and conveys not only the period, but the class and area of England from which each character has come. At the same time, when she does write in dialect, it is never to where the reader has difficulty understanding the conversation.
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In typical Anne Perry fashion, her latest Thomas & Charlotte Pitt novel begins on a high note, the action never wavering from the opening to its denouement. While this series has ever been rife with rich historical details, Death On Blackheath combines her usual lush descriptions that so completely transport the reader into the time period with pacing so remarkably quick, I believe this may be one of Perry's best literary efforts to date.

Instead of sputtering out, both Pitts are in excellent form here. I will ever marvel at the unique plots of these books, and this one in particular is more intricate than I have come to expect. There was much going on in terms of plotting, with twists and turns around ever corner, but Perry never loses the thread. I would go so far as saying this may be one of the most intricate storylines she has yet to contrive.

Moreover, more attention is paid on Pitt's partner, Stoker, who has appeared in other works in this series though has previously been flat. I was glad to see him elaborated on, and am beginning to admire him (and many other of the side characters) just as much as the regulars. Perhaps we shall see more of Stoker in one of her Christmas novellas? Either way, a wonderful read from an author who I would swear only becomes stronger as time goes on.
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