adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $27.99

Buy for $27.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Daniel Pitt's investigation into his colleague's murder leads him through London's teeming underbelly to one of the Royal Navy's most powerful shipbuilders in a thrilling novel from New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry.

When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the slum area known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from his firm. To Daniel's relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains: What was this respected colleague doing in Mile End? The firm's head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft's memory is not what it used to be. And so Daniel and Kitteridge must investigate on their own, lest the police uncover something they should not. 

As the pair digs into Mile End, they are led to a local brothel and an opium den, but also - unexpectedly - to a wealthy shipbuilder crucial to Britain's effort to build up its fleet, which soon may face the fearsome naval might of Germany. Daniel finds his path blocked by powerful officials, his investigation so unwelcome that even his father, Thomas Pitt, receives a chilling warning. Suddenly, not just Daniel but his entire family - including his beloved mother, Charlotte - is in danger. Will devotion to justice be the undoing of the Pitt family and endanger Britain's defense at sea? As ever, the fate of family and history are inextricably intertwined in this spellbinder from Anne Perry.

©2021 Anne Perry (P)2021 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Death with a Double Edge

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    153
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    156
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    137
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

i skipped 3/4 of the book

I totally the Pitt books..

but...the repeat, reeat, repeat of samw info bored me..so i skipped ahead... will not listen a second time.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

i love this series

Another exciting, complex mystery from Anne Perry in the Daniel Pitt series. It involves the Pitt family and others from previous books and introduces some new characters. As always, many of them are shady with nefarious deeds and interesting backstories. Itis all woven together into a satisfying book, beautifully narrated by Samuel Roukin

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Death with a double edge

Loved it. I am glad that Charlotte and Thomas were in this book . I have been a Perry fan from her first book. I can hardly wait for her next Pitt novel.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of Her Best

This is one of Ms. Perry’s best. I love adding more of Charlotte and Thomas in the story. I did miss his cohort in crime. But I also loved getting to know Toby better and the relationship between him and Daniel grow. I would like to see some of Emily’s children be a little part of Daniel’s stories. Can’t wait for the next one!!!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the twists and turns!

I loved this book! It was when wonderful to see Charlotte and Thomas Pitt in action again along with Daniel. I hope to see more of them in future books.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I listen to this book almost straight through...

Daniel Pitt is a great character and this book had much to do with his parents which I've always loved the stories about them.. great twists and turns and some unusual characters in this one....

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Anne Perry

I have read all of Anne Perry’s novels and love that she is integrating the younger generation into the stories.
She takes us behind the canvas of the seemingly pretty picture of Victorian era, where poverty, injustice and abuse hide in the background of every crime, especially murder.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Undecided

I found the narrative to be needlessly repetitive as if the author does not trust us to follow the details of the mystery. This book would have benefited by another editing and fewer pages.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Does not disappoint

Great story and narration. I didn't plan to buy the hardback, but this book is one I will read more than once.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Insipid

My wife and I have enjoyed dozens of Anne Perry books. This one is vapid, interminable, and altogether dreadful. It should never have been published.