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Seven Dials (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 23): A gripping journey into the dark underbelly of Victorian society

Anne Perry

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Thomas Pitt Mystery, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical fiction

The twenty-third brilliant mystery in the acclaimed Thomas Pitt series

Thomas Pitt is summoned to the offices of Victor Narraway, head of the Imperial Secret Service. An ex-army officer and promising young diplomat has been shot and the prime suspect is the Egyptian mistress of a senior cabinet minister. But some things don't add up at the scene of the murder. When the Egyptian Ambassador puts in a call to Prime Minister Gladstone, it seems a major diplomatic row is brewing. Thomas is convinced Narraway knows more than he claims, and Pitt's wife Charlotte fears there could be involvement with the secret organisation that destroyed Pitt's Metropolitan Police career and nearly cost him his life. Can Pitt tread the tense diplomatic tightrope between protecting justice, the security of his country, and the safety of his family

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Praise for Seven Dials (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 23): A gripping journey into the dark underbelly of Victorian society

  • 'From the Victorian murder capital of smog-hit London to the exotic land of the Pharaohs, this thrilling whodunnit is a must for all devotees of the classic murder mystery' Western Mail 22/2/03 - Western Mail

  • 'Frequently compared to the great contemporary chronicler, Charles Dickens, Perry has a more simplistic perspective on the era, its social pleasures and their consequences...Offering an interesting slant on the grandeur of Britain's Empire, this novel will please fans of the series, especially those who enjoy the teamwork of Mr and Mrs Pitt' Scottish Sunday Herald 16/2/03 - Scottish Sunday Herald

  • 'Anne Perry's novels of Victorian England are the equivalent of steak-and-kidney pudding or apple tart and custard; comfort food, plain cooking with no fancy ingredients. Frequently compared to the great contemporary chronicler, Charles Dickens, Perry has a more simplistic perspective on the era, its social pleasures and their consequences...Offering an interesting slant on the grandeur of Britain's Empire, this novel will please fans of the series, especially those who enjoy the teamwork of Mr and Mrs Pitt' Scottish Sunday Herald 16/2/03 - Scottish Sunday Herald

  • 'Frequent readers of Perry cherish the magical passport she provides into the age of Victoria at its brilliant zenith' Western Mail 22/2/03 - Western Mail

  • 'Miss Perry's leading protagonists are as finely and deeply drawn as any in her field and her feel for the Victorian era is unrivalled in her generation' Huddersfield Daily Examiner 8/2/03 - Huddersfield Daily Examiner

  • 'Intricately plotted and painstakingly researched...Anne Perry brings alive the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England in convincing detail' Western Daily Press (Bristol) 15/2/03 - Western Daily Press (Bristol)

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Anne Perry

Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. She has written a multitude of bestselling novels including her highly acclaimed William Monk mysteries, Thomas and Daniel Pitt novels and, most recently, a spy thriller featuring Elena Standish. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'.

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