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Half Moon Street: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series, Book 20
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock.

For Superintendent Thomas Pitt, the sight of the dead man riding the morning tide of the Thames is unforgettable. The corpse lies in a battered punt drifting through the early mist, clad in a torn green gown and bestrewn with flowers. Pitt’s determined search for answers to the victim’s identity leads him deep into London’s bohemia—to the theatre where beautiful Cecily Antrim is outraging society with her bold portrayal of a modern woman, and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the fascinating new art of photography. But only Pitt’s masterly investigative skills enable him to identify the wildfire passions raging through this tragedy of good and evil, to hunt down the guilty and protect the innocent.
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Anne Perry. (2007). Half Moon Street: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series, Book 20. Random House Publishing Group.

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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock.

For Superintendent Thomas Pitt, the sight of the dead man riding the morning tide of the Thames is unforgettable. The corpse lies in a battered punt drifting through the early mist, clad in a torn green gown and bestrewn with flowers. Pitt’s determined search for answers to the victim’s identity leads him deep into London’s bohemia—to the theatre where beautiful Cecily Antrim is outraging society with her bold portrayal of a modern woman, and into studios where masters of light and shadow are experimenting with the fascinating new art of photography. But only Pitt’s masterly investigative skills enable him to identify the wildfire passions raging through this tragedy of good and evil, to hunt down the guilty and protect the innocent.
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        "Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens's eyes pop."

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      • content: "Intelligently written and historically fascinating."
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      • content: "When it comes to the Victorian mystery . . . nobody does it better."
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      • content: "Perry has a great gift of making it all seem immediate and very much alive."
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        Prolific mystery author Perry (Bedford Square) explores the changing mores and social constraints of turn-of-the-century Victorian England in her latest novel featuring London police superintendent Thomas Pitt. Testament to his extensive stage (Amadeus), television and film credits, reader McCallum goes beyond mere narration to bare the depths of emotion represented by each of Perry's well-developed characters. Thus, he brings to life Pitt's diligent investigation into the murder of a young local photographer whose grotesquely posed corpse has been found floating in an abandoned boat on the Thames. With an array of dialects and perfectly timed inflections, McCallum leads the listener into the world of theater, underground pornography and the blossoming struggle for women's rightsDall areas with which Pitt comes in contactDand captures the ambience of an emerging bohemian society (represented by the beautiful and thought-provoking stage actress, Cecily Antrim) as well as the staid sensibilities of the older generation. Based on the Ballantine hardcover (Forecasts, Mar. 6).

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        February 1, 2000
        Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, set in late Victorian England, has set a standard for historical mysteries by using the past for more than ambience. Victorian mores drive the plots in these novels, setting context for the crimes and providing the psychological underpinnings for the characters' motivations. That is especially true here, as Perry sinks Inspector Pitt knee-deep in the morally suspect world of the theater and the completely subterranean culture of pornography. It begins with the discovery of a corpse floating in a punt on the Thames--not just any corpse but that of a man dressed like a woman, chained to the boat, and positioned in such a way as to suggest sexual ecstasy. With Pitt's wife, Charlotte, vacationing in Paris, the inspector finds himself relying on the amateur sleuthing of his mother-in-law, Caroline, who is married to an actor. The trail takes Pitt first to the theater, where avant-garde artists are daring to question the moral strictures of the era, and eventually to the demimonde itself--Half Moon Street, where photography galleries do a booming backroom business in pornographic images, one of which has provided the inspiration for the killer's costuming of the victim, himself a renowned photographer. If the final unmasking of the killer seems a bit staged, and if the dialogue occasionally rings false (especially in canned speeches about the value of artistic freedom), Perry does a superb job of capturing the disorienting effects of a changing culture on the fragile psyche of the individual. Cameos from Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats add to the sense of artistic turmoil set against middle-class timidity. Historical mystery fans will stand in line for this one. ((Reviewed February 1, 2000))(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2000, American Library Association.)

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