The 12th mystery in the beloved Inspector and Charlotte Pitt Victorian mystery series. When a moneylender named William Weems is murdered, there is discreet rejoicing among those whose meager earnings he devoured. But the plot thickens when Inspector Pitt finds a list of London’s distinguished gentlemen in Weems’ office.
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"Perry once again weaves social history and a well-plotted puzzle to moving effect." (Publishers Weekly)
"The masterful Perry again re-creates Victorian London, where Inspector Pitt strives to solve the murder of a usurer with sinister connections to several distinguished gentlemen." (Library Journal)
I have read/listened to the entire Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series via Audible. This last book performed by Davina Porter is the most complex and beautifully read. The characters come vividly alive under Davina Porters truly talented reading. The complexity of the plot still brought surprises at the end. As a note for readers going forward in the series the next nine books are MIA's and when you rejoin the series it will be read by Micheal Page. Mr. Page may be talented, but not nearly as effective as Ms. Porter in bringing the characters alive and does not do justice to Ms. Perry's skill in character creation.
Davina Porter is an amazing narrator. In fact, she's the primary reason I can't get enough of the Pitt series on audio. Ms. Porter easily moves from one dialect to another, skillfully changing her voice from one gender and social class to another. It's her voice that makes me feel like I'm right there in London at the end of the 1800s.
I'm only disappointed that this is the last Pitt series book on Audible until later in the series.
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