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Long Spoon Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel | [Anne Perry]

Long Spoon Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot...but by whom?
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Publisher's Summary

While flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so people believe.... Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot...but by whom?

As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that there is more to the terrorism than the destructive gestures of misguided idealists. The police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks - and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country.

To defeat Wetron, Pitt finds that he must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they prevail? As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.

Anne Perry's best -selling Victorian novels offer listeners an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream and English ale - enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original.

Crack another case with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt.

©2005 Anne Perry; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Perry manages to paint a convincing historical backdrop with echoes of modern-day fears of urban terrorism." (Publishers Weekly)
"Page's deep voice and quiet passion draw listeners into this intriguing historical mystery." (AudioFile)

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    JoAnne McCarthy Madison, NJ USA 03-28-14
    JoAnne McCarthy Madison, NJ USA 03-28-14
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    "really liked male narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Long Spoon Lane the most enjoyable?

    I very much liked the narration by Mr. Paige. This series stresses very much the melodious "warm treacle" of Thomas PItt's voice and I enjoyed hearing it spoken by a male . Hearing Victor Narraway as he may really sound was also very important to the story. Mr. Paige handled the female voices without sounding fake as well. I only wish that all the Pitt books were done with a Mr. Paige narrating.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He handles the other books in this series very well too.


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