- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline (29 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075538623X
- ISBN-13: 978-0755386239
- Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.7 x 17.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dorchester Terrace (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 27): Espionage and betrayal in the foggy streets of Victorian London Paperback – 29 Mar 2012
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Praise for Anne Perry's most recent Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels Treason at Lisson Grove "Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.""--The Washington Times"" "Buckingham Palace Gardens "An intricate plot about a murder at the palace [with] an irresistibly appealing "Upstairs, Downstairs" perspective . . . a fine introduction to Perry's alluring world of Victorian crime and intrigue."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Another winner . . . a wonderful cast of characters with many twisting plots."--"Vero Beach Press Journal" Long Spoon Lane "Anne Perry has once again delivered the tasty concoction her readers have come to expect [and] presents us with moral and political puzzles that are all too close to our own."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "An altogether intriguing and enjoyable mystery . . . Fans of this series, with it
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Just as the series has continued, so have the lives of the characters. That is only one reason those of us who love this series are loyal to it; these are characters in whom we have become invested.
After the events of the previous book, "Treason at Lisson Grove", we find Thomas Pitt now as head of Special Branch. Unfortunately, neither Pitt nor others are certain he's capable of handling his new role. Ms. Perry wonderfully helps us understand the complexity, both socially and with regard to experience, of the new position Pitt now holds. Victor Narrraway has been moved out of Special Branch into the House of Lords yet misses his old role. Great-Aunt Vespasa, one of my favorite characters, providing insight and wisdom, is Ms. Perry's vehicle for ruminations on the mental and physical pain of being elderly. Charlotte, Thomas' wife, is ever loyal and supportive. Stoker, a fairly new character and Pitt's second, is someone about whom we know little except for a delightful revelation toward the book's end.
Ms. Perry's attention to period detail is astonishing. Additionally, the book is an amazing history lesson on Austro-Hungary and the tensions which led up to WWI. Make no mistake; however, this is not your old, dry, boring history course. Far from it. It is fascinating and well incorporated into the plot.
"Dorchester Terrace" contains good tension and suspense with a very good twist which catches both the reader, and the protagonist, unawares. Well done, Ms. Perry.
DORCHESTER TERRACE (Hist Mys/Prof Inves-Thomas Pitt-England-1896) - VG
as the gruel poor Oliver Twist was made to eat in the workhouse and of which he nevertheless wanted more. Well, as far as I'm concerned if the rest of Anne Perry's books is in the same vein and of such a poor standard I won't be wanting more. I'll still have to read those I have already purchased and I hope they will prove less disappointing. Something else which has claimed my attention while looking for information on the author is the incredible number of books she has written. It's mass production indeed! Hardly surprising then that by following the same recipes time after time the standard should be falling accordingly. Real literature cannot be mass-produced!
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As always, the setting is perfect, the plot is interesting, the story is conducted with sure hand. The language is refined and corresponds to the historical setting.Published on 12 Oct. 2013 by Amalia
have not read book yet but know it will be a great read as is all ann perry novels add to my collectionPublished on 12 May 2013 by denise
Another great book by Anne Perry. A very good read, trouble is I get through the books so quickly because once I get started I don't want to put them down until I have finished... Read morePublished on 22 April 2013 by Amazon Customer