Resurrection Row (A Victorian Murder Mystery) Paperback – 2001
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My only complaint in this book is that Perry padded large sections with irrelevant musings, and several were actually out of character for the person musing. There is a section with Thomas mulling all of the dead ends in a dispassionate mental voice that is completely different than in any other part of the series, and another with Charlotte using the same cadence, rehashing discarded leads. It feels as if her publisher came back and demanded about twenty more pages, and she scrambled to cram them into an otherwise tight and well-crafted book.
On the other hand, her mastery of the period is incomparable, tossing the assumptions and mundane details of the day into the story in a way that draws you fully into a remarkable and fascinating point in history. The characters are perfect and well-realized, as always, and this book introduces one of my favourite bit players--Aunt Vespasia, the Lady Cumming-Gould. Delightful, insightful, intriguing and unconventional, just like this book.
When Lord Augustus Fitzroy-Hammond's decaying body falls from a hansom cab after a late night show, everyone is shocked. After all, he had been buried weeks before. When his body resurfaces again, Thomas Pitt can't dismiss it as coincidence. His investigation uncovers the small secrets that hold people's lives together, and can rip them apart. As more and more decomposing bodies emerge, Pitt's suspicions mount. Why is someone doing this? To cover another crime, or to reveal one?
Anne Perry's Pitt character grows more attractive in every book. Yet, I was disappointed that Charlotte didn't play more heavily in this one. Also, there just aren't enough Charlotte and Thomas together scenes. When she writes glimpses into their marital life, Perry reveals a sweet and comfortable existance, but not often enough!
A great read from a wonderful writer!
Most recent customer reviews
This is an early Inspector Pitt "whodunit" and a great read.Published 28 days ago by Oliver R. Baker
I read this book cover to cover in a span of about two days. I love the details about Victorian England. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003
RESURRECTION ROW is the fourth in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series that begins with "The Cater Street Hangman. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2002 by MLPlayfair