Will the hidden layers of conspiracy triumph before Pitt can solve the case?
A grisly murder of a moneylender draws Inspector Pitt once more into a world of power and greed in Anne Perry's Belgrave Square. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Sherlock Holmes.
'[Anne] Perry's characters are vivid and well-drawn... If you want to be privy to the romance, politics, and scandal of Victorian London, this descriptive, leisurely paced mystery may well be your cup of Earl Grey tea' - Houston Chronicle
The murder in Clerkenwell of an obscure moneylender named William Weems brings discreet rejoicing among those whose meagre earnings he so mercilessly devoured. Yet when Inspector Thomas Pitt finds a list including some of London's most distinguished gentlemen in Weems' office, he begins to realize this was no common usurer but a vicious blackmailer. Charlotte Pitt has connections to this distinguished London society, and, at glittering balls and over gossipy tea tables, she begins to perceive a world of passion, power, and greed that the police are seldom permitted to see...
What readers are saying about Belgrave Square:
'Brilliant set of books. Will carry on reading them as fast as Anne Perry writes them, they are simply the best'
'I love all Anne Perry books, this was no exception, [was] sorry when I got to the end'
In her 12th mystery featuring Victorian police inspector Thomas Pitt and his well-born wife, Charlotte, Perry once again weaves social history and a well-plotted puzzle to moving effect. Here the pair investigate the murder of a back-street usurer.