- Taschenbuch: 314 Seiten
- Verlag: Headline (10. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0755397185
- ISBN-13: 978-0755397181
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12 x 2,1 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 45.077 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Death on Blackheath (Thomas Pitt 29) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. April 2014
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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
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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'.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Personally I prefer the Monk novels to Pitt ones but Death on Blackheath I found to be extremely compelling and absorbing--taking me back to an time that I don't know. It was written so well that I felt that I was there watching everything happen before my eyes.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes English historical fiction.
I Hope Anne Perry will continue writing the Thomas Pitt crimes .
I am waiting for the next one
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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. I appreciate the way she also puts so much thought into every character which appears in her novels and how they don't always act in prescribed ways, just in human ways. It makes them seem very much like real people. There are quite a few other Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novels and yet a reader new to the series could easily begin here and fully understand this story. I can't help but think that curiosity will then have them searching out previous novels because there are many references to cases which have been solved before. I found this novel to be completely satisfying and can definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a well written and well plotted novel augmented with historical feel. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
I received this arc through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
The maid’s disappearance could be a matter of national security. Pitt needs to use all his contacts and those of his wife, Charlotte, to solve the case and prevent damage to his country’s interests. I enjoyed this well written Victorian crime novel with its meticulously researched background. It is the first book I have read by this author and I shall definitely be reading more of this series.
The only reason why I have not given it five stars is that I felt I was missing a dimension of the story because I hadn’t read the rest of the books in the series. Yes it can be read as a standalone novel but I think the reader will probably get more out of it when they are familiar with the rest of the series. The relationships between the various characters will mean more and nuances in the dialogue and interactions will be clearer.
If you like Victorian crime novels then try this series for interesting mysteries and believable and three dimensional characters as well as a vivid evocation of late Victorian London.
I received a free copy of this book.