Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry

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. . .DORCHESTER TERRACE is an engrossing mystery that will give you much to consider about events of both the past and today.
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Synopsis

“[A] magic kingdom of Victorian murder and intrigue.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Thomas Pitt is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. His own self-doubt is fueled by rumors of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line, on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel. But why destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal? Are the rumors designed to distract police from an even more devastating plot? Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets from her career as a revolutionary spy. And behind the doors of a stately manor, a beautiful young Croatian woman hoards mysteries of her own. Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, need these two fascinating women to tell them things they desperately need to know—before death and terror ignite an international catastrophe.
 
Includes a preview of Anne Perry’s next Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Midnight at Marble Arch.

“The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”—Bookreporter
 
“A classic . . . [a] novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters.”—Huntington News
 

About Anne Perry

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Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 354 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Mar 15 2012

. . .one of Perry’s most successful attempts to cloak contemporary geopolitical anxieties in plummy faux-Victorian periods.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 06 2012

Perry convincingly demonstrates that this long-running series hasn’t run out of steam. . .

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Ray Palen on Apr 13 2012

. . .the always clever Anne Perry infuses DORCHESTER TERRACE with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships. . .

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Huntington News

Excellent
Reviewed by David Kinchen on Apr 23 2012

"Dorchester Terrace" is a classic, very readable and educational Anne Perry historical novel replete with well-drawn characters.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Anne Corey

. . .DORCHESTER TERRACE is an engrossing mystery that will give you much to consider about events of both the past and today.

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Book Loons

Good
Reviewed by MaryAnn Symth

The tale is beautifully written, about a period of time we must have missed in my high school history classes.

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Good
Reviewed by Ginny on Mar 19 2012

Once again, Perry does a superb job of bringing the Victorian era to vivid life.

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Euro Crime

Good
Reviewed by Rich Westwood

This is the twenty-seventh Pitt novel (they began in 1979), and delivers everything Perry's fans have come to expect.

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