"An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era."
THE CHATTANOOGA TIMES
While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself couriously drawn to pretty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder....
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including
Death on Blackheath and
Midnight at Marble Arch, and
the William Monk novels, including
Blood on the Water and
Blind Justice. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently
A New York Christmas, and a historical novel,
The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland.