Will devotion to justice endanger their lives? New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry returns with the fourth enthralling mystery in the thrilling new generation of Pitt novels.
Death with a Double Edge is the fourth thrilling instalment in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, from the New York Times bestselling author and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.
It is May 1911 when Daniel Pitt is summoned to a murder scene in the slums of London's East End. He fears the victim is his friend Toby Kitteridge, but relief is quickly followed by dismay when Daniel identifies the dead man as Jonah Drake, a distinguished senior barrister who has been killed with a double-edged sword. But what was Drake doing in Mile End? And does their head of chambers, Marcus fford Croft, know more than he is willing to admit . . . ?
With the police holding out little hope of finding Drake's killer, Daniel and Kitteridge rise to the challenge. Within days, they have leads that take them from the underbelly of the East End to the very highest echelons of society. Then Daniel's father, Thomas Pitt, receives a warning from Special Branch to cease the investigation. But Daniel and his father will not be deterred - despite the risks involved in the pursuit of justice . . .
Praise for Anne Perry: 'One of her most teasing mysteries, this time with a courtroom finale that may be her strongest ever - Kirkus Reviews
A truly unusual mystery - Publishers Weekly
Elegantly constructed and nail-bitingly tense - Good Book Guide
Engrossing . . . The book gallops to a dramatic conclusion - Washington Times Daily
There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional - Eurocrime
Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction - New York 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'.