In einem älteren Stadthaus, wo schon viele schlimme Dinge geschahen, scheint es zu spuken. Nicht nur, dass die Leute sich zuraunen, das Haus sei gar eine regelrechte Kreuzung für Geister, nun führen auch einige Untersuchungen, durchgeführt von Dr. Mary Florescu mit Hilfe eines jungen Mediums namens Simon McNeal, zu messbaren Resultaten und sichtbaren Zeichen. Was Mary zunächst nicht ahnt: Simon ist ein Betrüger und stellt die Effekte selbst her. Doch die wirklichen Geister im Haus lassen sich das nicht lange bieten ...
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In Anne Perry´s tenth Victorian mystery featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, a murderer strikes at Members of Parliament crossing Westminster Bridge. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Harriet Smart. ´[Anne] Perry once again demonstrates her true and lively passion... Her finely drawn characters couldn´t be more comfortable within the customs and sensibility of their historical period´ - New York Times Book Review In the few minutes it takes to cross Westminster Bridge, Sir Lockwood Hamilton has his throat slit and is tied to a lamppost with his evening scarf. The killer vanishes without being seen. Inspector Thomas Pitt thinks the motive might have been personal... or political. When a second Member of Parliament is murdered in the same way, politics seems certain to be the reason. Soon the suspect list includes anarchists and suffragettes. Public outrage mounts and fear grips London and Parliament after a third lamppost murder. Deep in his own investigation, Pitt must rely on his wife, Charlotte, and Great-aunt Vespasia to explore the drawing rooms of the upper class for clues to the mystery. With burning social issues swirling around them, the three of them must solve the case before another MP falls victim to the Westminster cutthroat. ´These are a great set of books . Pitt is a really likeable hero ´ ´ I could not put it down . One of her best works´ ´ Gripping read ´
In Anne Perry´s eighth Victorian mystery, featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, Charlotte Pitt´s sister is charged with murder. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry. ´Perry gets the Victorian mood just right... Settle in with this one on a rainy day´ - Booklist As Inspector Thomas Pitt works to resolve the case of a dismembered woman, his brother-in-law, George March, Lord Ashworth, is poisoned. The police´s main suspect: Charlotte´s sister, Emily. Convinced of her innocence, Charlotte and Pitt take on the March clan with the help of her formidable Great-aunt Vespasia, attempting to break through their wall of deceit and silence. When Emily finds Sybilla March, George´s suspected mistress, strangled by her hair, the case would seem hopeless for anyone but the Pitts. Their pursuit of the truth takes them down a path of corruption, depravity, and murder, from the elegant townhouses lining fashionable Cardington Crescent to the horrifying slums of London. ´This has been the best read of the Thomas Pitt series. Didn´t want to put the book down ´ ´A wonderful read, kept me guessing who the murderer was right up until the end!´ ´ A fascinating plot and a good portrayal of the Victorian era´
In the sixth acclaimed mystery from Anne Perry, Thomas and Charlotte Pitt must discover the truth of a young gentleman´s sordid murder - or an innocent man will hang. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger. ´The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry´s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes´ - Cleveland Plain Dealer The naked body of an aristocratic youth turns up in the sewers beneath Bluegate Fields, one of London´s most notorious slums. But Arthur Waybourne had been drowned in his bath, not in the Thames. More shocking still is the discovery that the boy had been violated and infected with syphilis before his murder. Despite Inspector Thomas Pitt´s efforts to investigate the crime, the family closes ranks, leaving him to wonder what they are hiding. All evidence points to Arthur´s tutor, Jerome, as the murderer, but Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, don´t believe the answer is so simple. But if not Jerome, then who? To learn the truth, Charlotte uses her familiarity with the upper classes to draw aside the curtain of lies, while Pitt defies his superior and the boy´s family to follow a trail that leads him into the foulest streets of London through a web of deceit. In a race against time, Thomas and Charlotte must find the real killer to save Jerome from the hangman´s noose. ´A thought-provoking whodunit´ ´Yet again Anne Perry keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. Her knowledge of Victorian London is remarkable ´ ´ Another winner for Anne Perry - five stars ´
In Anne Perry´s ninth crime novel featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, an unsolved murder will take the acclaimed Victorian policeman into the gravest danger. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger. ´Descriptions of London´s Upstairs/Downstairs society [are] historically illuminating´ - St. Petersburg Times When Thomas Pitt is required to reopen a murder case in Hanover Close, he doesn´t know how perilous it will become. Three years earlier Robert York, who worked for the Foreign Office, was murdered. Pitt believes a mysterious woman may hold the key to his death, and his suspicion deepens when one of the York household´s maids dies suddenly - soon after talking to him. Then Pitt himself is arrested for the murder of the woman he´d been seeking. Only Charlotte and her sister Emily can stand between Pitt and the gallows. Charlotte and Emily find a way to delve deep into the confidences of the York family and their household, but with Pitt in prison and a murderer among the inhabitants of Hanover Close, they are playing a deadly game... ´Excellent read... you will struggle to put it down ´ ´Another excellent book in the Thomas Pitt series; easy to read and well researched into the social life of Victorian era´ ´ Five stars ´
´Deftly entertaining ... satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons´ Barry Forshaw, The Independent DEATH IN PARADISE is one of BBC One´s most popular series which averages 9 million viewers.