Fourth in the series of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries, Anne Perry's Resurrection Row explores the dark undercurrents that run through the lives of the idle rich in Victorian England.
After a wonderful night at the theatre, Thomas and Charlotte find themselves confronted with a corpse in the driver's seat of a cab. Even more shocking, it is the body of a peer who had been decently buried the week before. While the doctor insists Lord Fitzroy-Hammond died a natural death, the Pitts find the situation anything but natural. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Inspector Pitt begins his investigation within the proper channels while his intrepid wife, Charlotte, renews a tie from her past to get inside Lord Fitzroy-Hammond's world. But as they dig their way closer the truth, they find themselves in danger from forces who will do anything to keep it buried.
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"This provocative tale, extremely well read by Davina Porter, is highly recommended.�" (Library Journal)
Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.
I very much enjoy Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. This book involves a complex story--leading the listener along several lines of plot development before pulling things together. This makes for an enjoyable mystery experience.
In this book, Pitt is first investigating what are almost comical incidents of grave robbing, though certainly not funny to the people involved. But this morphs into a far more serious situation when someone they all know unexpectedly turns up dead.
Perry has an interesting way of weaving concepts of good and evil into some of her books--and some of the characters in this one are excellent examples of that mixture.
My only (very tiny) complaint is that Perry sometimes ends her stories a little too abruptly. She takes pages (hours, for the listener) laying out complex plots, developing the characters in minute ways (which is part of what makes them so good--she is such a keen observer of human minds and behaviors). So it is a bit jarring when the ending seems to come all of a sudden. Others may feel differently--but that is my only concern--and really, a small one at that.
Recommend this book, if you like this series--but also if you like the historical time when policemen were just beginning to create themselves into a trusted group--who have to find ways to overcome class lines in getting the aristocracy to cooperate in their investigations.
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
Another terrific book in the series by Anne Perry, and as always, Davina Porter does an amazing job with the narration!
I am a retired Child Psychologist who delights in her three grandchildren to whom I passed on the love of reading. They read vociferously.
No, because there are so many other books I wish to read.
Surprised and I like to be surprised with mysteries.
Emphasis, good diction, intonation of the different British accents.
When Thomas comes in bone-tired and wet, and Charlotte has a towel in her hands waiting for him. They sit in companionship.
Anne Perry's Knowledge of the Period is without peers
Davina Porter is a Wonderful reader - the Passion and the Tension is there
This episode of the trials and tribulations of police officer Thomas Pit is rather humorous in a macabre way, of course. Corpses that refuse to stay buried. It's up to Thomas to find out why.
Just a ho-hum story. I usually like the Pitt stories, but this one really didn't grab me. The mystery didn't seem plausible (lots of resurrections to find a murdered one). Don't worry. I didn't give much away. You won't guess who dunnit until the narrator tells you.
But the endings are always left like she just got tired of writing. I keep wanting a tidy wrap with an epilogue and it just does not happen.
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