The queen of Victorian crime, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry, returns with the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels. Daniel Pitt has twenty-one days until a man is hanged for murder...
TWENTY-ONE DAYS is the first in an exciting new generation of Pitt novels, featuring Daniel Pitt, by New York Times bestseller and queen of Victorian crime, Anne Perry.
1910. Sir Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist in his defence.
When the jury finds the accused guilty, Graves insists he has been framed. He is writing a shocking expose of a powerful figure, revealing state secrets so damning that someone might well have wanted to silence him. With the reputations of those closest to him at stake, Daniel has twenty-one days to uncover the truth and ensure that an innocent man isn't sent to the gallows . . .
'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction' New York Times
A page-turning thriller . . . blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail
Perry is a master at illuminating the wrongs of the Victorian age - Booklist
The monsters Anne Perry creates are not easy to live with, and their actions linger long after the book is closed - New York Journal of Books
Praise for Anne Perry: 'There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional and I was gripped until the final page. Death on Blackheath was one of the best books I've read this year and I cannot recommend it highly enough' - Eurocrime
'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction' - New York Times
A truly unusual mystery - Publishers Weekly
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'.