The 31st novel in the historical mystery series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Vespasia and Narraway. Thomas investigates a case of murder, blackmail and corruption in the police force. Anne Perry was chosen as one of the 20th century's '100 Masters of Crime' by "The Times".
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century´s ´100 Masters of Crime´.