Book Review: Anne Perry’s Death in the Devil’s Acre

Posted December 6, 2010 by Kathy Davie in

by Kathy Davie

Death in the Devil's Acre (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #7)Death in the Devil’s Acre by Anne Perry
Series: Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, 7
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Seventh in the Charlotte & Thomas Pitt historical mystery series set in Victorian England and revolving around Thomas Pitt, a cop, and his inquisitive wife, Charlotte.

Whoa…very surprising ending. I’m still not quite sure of the details and I suspect I need the next book in line…actually, I think I’m still rather shocked…

Supposedly unrelated men are being murdered in an insalubrious neighborhood and its up to Thomas to discover why. Naturally, Charlotte enlists Emily’s help in probing the upper class’ undersides and we meet up with minor characters from previous stories.

Very nice understanding of the social requirements of the time period [Victorian] with a particularly poignant relationship between Charlotte and the General. I have hopes for the General; we’ll see if future stories bear out those hopes.

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