Half Moon Street (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 20)
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Half Moon Street (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 20) : A thrilling novel of murder, scandal and intrigue

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The body lies reclined in a punt, clothed in a torn dress, head thrown back in a mimic of ecstasy. It is a feminine pose but the body is distinctly male. The case already reeks of scandal and the body is not even cold. Pitt is the natural choice to investigate what he soon realises is the most unnatural of killings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747262322
  • 9780747262329
  • 382,261

Review quote

'Anne Perry continues to weave her beguiling spell, combining an adroitly plotted murder mystery and a lamentable social evil. Her Victorian mysteries have all the requisite scene-setting atmosphere and even a leavening of Dickens' social comnscience... Perry at her accomplished best' Crime Time 'The novel has a totally contemporary feel and is admirably well-written' Guardian 'Perry's narrative is as stately and elegant as a royal barge on the Thames...with a final courtroom confrontation that's a humdinger' Washington Post Book World 'Beautifully crafted' Cosmopolitan '[A] surpassingly excellent historical and psychologically intricate mystery' Publishers Weekly 'Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters' Faye Kellerman 'Ms Perry fashions a Victorian story with the sophisticated characterisation and psychological suspense that are everyday tools of the contemporary writer...the result is first rate' New York Times Book Review A complex plot supported by superb storytelling * Scotland on Sunday * 'A complex plot supported by superb storytelling...and William Monk, a contender for the post of Most Original Investigator in recent fiction' Scotland on Sunday 'Master storyteller Anne Perry moves closer to Dickens as she lifts the lace curtain from Victorian society to reveal its shocking secrets' Sharyn McCrumb The novel has a totally contemporary feel and is admirably well-written * Guardian * 'Perry's narrative is as statley and elegant as a royal barge on the Thames' Washington Post Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters * Faye Kellerman * 'The Troubles perfectly suit Perry's gift for rooting large-scale social conflict in the minutiae of domestic intrigue' Kirkus Reviews Beautifully crafted * Cosmopolitan * 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 splendidly plotted yarn' Publishers Weeklyshow more

About Anne Perry

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'.show more

Review Text

'A splendidly plotted yarn' Publishers Weeklyshow more

Rating details

2,701 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 44% (1,196)
3 27% (723)
2 3% (85)
1 1% (17)
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