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Parragon Walk is populated by a small group of the most deliciously dislikable people who give nothing away no matter who does the questioning, Detective Inspector Thomas Pitt (of Bow Street Station) or his beloved wife, Charlotte. Like the most tangled yarn, this 19th century-based mystery was a labor of love to untangle. A most enjoyable and satisfying mystery.
Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.
As with her other books in this series, Anne Perry has done a very good job with "Paragon Walk." Inspector Thomas Pitt is a policeman, not very welcome in the posh homes of the wealthy, but by fortuitous chance, he is married to Charlotte, who came from a background that allows her to move comfortably in and out of this atmosphere.
In this book, a young woman of the privileged group who live on Paragon Walk has been raped and murdered. Charlotte finds it rather easier to get in and investigate what has happened than her husband, since her pregnant sister also lives on this street--and she comes to be with Emily during this stressful time to support and also snoop a bit.
I think that the characters are very well developed, and the entire book was interesting. I quite like the whole series, and think that Ms. Perry has a keen insight on human motivations and behaviors. However, I didn't quite feel I could give the book 5 stars for the story because for some odd reason, the ending seemed too abrupt. Almost as though the author had written the number of pages she wanted, and felt she had to wrap it up quickly.
The ending "worked" okay--it just went by so fast I had trouble believing the book had actually come to a close. Don't let that stop you from reading it--it's all good, just a bit awkward how the end got a little rushed. It's well worth the read.
I really like Anne Perry's William Monk series. Those books have more realistic and interesting characters. This series seems kind of silly sometimes with superficial main characters that I don't really care that much about. I am not sure I would try anymore in the series. Love Davina Porter's narration though.
Yes, interesting characters and complex, unpredictible plot line...
the great Aunt-in-law - Vespesia(?) - because she spoke matter-of-factly and consequently was unpredictible relative to the other characters
she can communicate subtle emotion so well
got a bit tedious with the petty, vindictive dialogue...
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
This book makes me truly wish I never purchase it, I wonder why it wasn't in my library I am going to request a refund her quote disgust me "women somewhere in their mind long for rape" WHAT 🙀IS Anne perry really a woman. I know this is suppose to be entertainment but ......that offends me 💥I like the characters of inspector Pitt and sometimes his wife I gave this book two stars because of that line of though she put in place for Charlotte thoughts utterly ridiculous
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