Despite the loss of his job, Pitt is still intent on his pursuit of justice...
A bitter resentment from a powerful source ensures Pitt gets more than he bargained for in Anne Perry's gripping mystery, The Whitechapel Conspiracy. Perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger.
'A beauty, brilliantly presented, ingeniously developed and packed with political implications that reverberate on every level of British society... Pitt delivers Perry's most harrowing insights into the secret lives of the elegant Victorians who have long enchanted and repelled her' - New York Times Book Review
When evidence presented in court by Thomas Pitt leads to the execution of a distinguished soldier and archaeologist, the retaliation from the hanged man's influential friends is swift. The murderer was a member of the Inner Circle, a group of men whose power extends further than Pitt realised was possible, and, within days, he loses command of the Bow Street police station. To protect him from the Inner Circle's hatred, he is forced to leave his family to work undercover in the dangerously volatile East End.
What readers are saying about The Whitechapel Conspiracy:
'One of the best of the Pitt books. There was so much excitement and intrigue, I could hardly put it down'
'The combination of intriguing plotting and the period touches make it a great read'
'Breathtaking to the last page'
In her 21st novel featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Edgar Award-winner Perry pulls out the stops and delivers one of the finest performances of her career. Four years after the Ripper terrorized London, Thomas's testimony in a murder case is enough to convince a jury to convict distinguished soldier John Adinett of the murder of his friend, Martin Fetters, despite Adinett's having no clear motive for the killing. Upon conclusion of the case, Thomas finds himself removed from command of the Bow Street Station and sent to work undercover for the Special Branch in the East End. Somehow, unknowingly, he has offended the powerful members of the sinister Inner Circle, and his banishment to the slums puts him in the middle of alleged anarchist plots and dangerous conspiracies. His only allies are his wife, Charlotte, their servant girl, Gracie, and his subordinate officer, Tellman. As a team, they dig into the puzzle behind the Adinett-Fetters murder, believing that, if they can understand why the murder occurred, they can restore Pitt to his job. What none of them realize, however, is that the murder is only a small part of a terrifying conspiracy, one that threatens the very fabric of English society. That the conspiracy itself is so plausible is a testament to Perry's knowledge of her period. This is a mesmerizing and suspenseful tale, rich in period detail, rife with articulate and believable characters.