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The Cater Street Hangman Audiobook

The Cater Street Hangman

When a maid in the upper class Ellison household is strangled, Inspector Pitt is called in to investigate. He finds a world ruled by strict manners and social customs, where the inhabitants of the Ellison's neighborhood appear to be more outraged by the thought of scandal than they are by murder. Inspector Pitt finds a most unlikely ally in Charlotte, the Ellison's spirited daughter. But as the murders continue, Charlotte and Pitt find themselves drawn together by more than the investigation.
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Publisher's Summary

The Cater Street Hangman is the first of Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries. Set in the Victorian era, it is an elegant and complex mystery full of well-drawn characters and rich period detail. When a maid in the upper class Ellison household is strangled, Inspector Pitt is called in to investigate. He finds a world ruled by strict manners and social customs, where the inhabitants of the Ellison's neighborhood appear to be more outraged by the thought of scandal than they are by murder. Inspector Pitt finds a most unlikely ally in Charlotte, the Ellison's spirited daughter. But as the murders continue, Charlotte and Pitt find themselves drawn together by more than the investigation.

©2005 Linda Lael Miller; (P)2007 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Brenda 04-25-09
    Brenda 04-25-09

    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.

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    "The Cater Steet Hangman"

    I loved it. I think it's the best of the Thomas Pitt series. It's always good to find out how the characters met.

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    Lee United States 12-02-12
    Lee United States 12-02-12
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    "Great Listen!"

    I enjoyed the suspenseful story and Austenesque romance! And as for the storytelling - the narrator was excellent!

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    "Excellent portrayal of complex relationships."

    Excellent characters, story and performance. I especially appreciated the accurate portrayal of complex human emotions.

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    "Fine Narration, Good Story"

    This book was recommended for me be Audible and I really did end up enjoying it. I'm definitely going to check out the rest of the books in the series!

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    Zenjen 03-26-16
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    "Better than Monk!"

    I've listened to 5 of Anne Perry's Monk series and as much as I enjoyed them, I enjoyed this much more. Looking forward to following this series with much enthusiasm. Davina Porter's men's voices are so feminine that there is no suspension of disbelief for me, but I've listened to nine books narrated by her so I clearly like her well enough.

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    "if you love victorian mysteries"

    Well paced and enjoyable detective story based on snobby victorian ways and the upper and lower elements of old London town. First in a looong series, if you've got the time to spend watching the characters develop and the bad guys get caught.

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    lifesbeengood 09-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great narration, good story"

    I just love Davina Porter as a narrator. She's wonderful and could make the dictionary sound interesting. Her characters are distinctive and believable. Not at all overdone. I chose to start this book series because of her.

    Anne Perry's story is good but it's long in portions. The mystery is well done though. I did very much enjoy the characters - they are developed nicely.

    Overall - a well done story and performance.

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    D. Arthur West Virginia 09-04-15
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Perry again?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cater Street Hangman?

    Emily's proposal. The timing was off. And when Charlotte went out alone after her sister was murdered. Ridiculous.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hoping the rest of the series is better. The characters were one dimensional.

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    Rodeo44 VA 07-16-15
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    "Very good writer"

    Enjoyed this one immensely. Highly recommended for readers like me who want cleanish content but don't want silly writing. It was realistic enough for me and yet felt somewhat indulgent.

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    Jean Colson 07-14-15
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    "wishing there'd been more to it.."

    Struggled to finish. it just never grabbed my attention. I really enjoyed the reader...

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