Silence in Hanover Close by Anne Perry
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel

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A three-year-old unsolved murder could prove fatal for Thomas Pitt—and his family When Thomas Pitt is required to reopen an unsolved murder case in exclusive Hanover Close, he doesn’t know how dangerous it will be for his family—and himself. Three years before, Robert York, an important member of the British Foreign Office, was murdered. Pitt believes a mysterious woman may hold the key to the York’s death, and his suspicion deepens when a York housemaid dies suddenly after a revealing talk with Pitt. Charlotte, meanwhile, goes undercover as a friend’s country cousin to snoop around the drawing rooms of Hanover Close.  Disaster hits home when Pitt himself is accused of murdering the woman he’d been seeking and is thrown in prison. Only Charlotte and her recently widowed sister, Emily, Lady Ashworth, stand between Pitt and the gallows. Ignoring the danger, Charlotte advances her charade, diving deeper into the confidences of the York family and their friends, while Emily infiltrates the below-stairs of the York household by masquerading as Veronica York’s new ladies maid. With Pitt in prison and a murderer among the inhabitants of Hanover Close, Charlotte and Emily play a deadly game. It is only a matter of time before the killer beats them at it.
 

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Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker. When Perry's family abandoned her, she had only Parker to turn to, and when the Parkers planned to move from New Zealand, Parker asked that Perry be allowed to join them. When Parker's mother disagreed, Perry and Parker bludgeoned her to death. Perry eventually served five and a half years in an adult prison for the crime. Once she was freed, she changed her name and moved to America, where she eventually became a writer. Her first Victorian novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Although the truth of her past came out when the case of Mrs. Parker's murder was made into a movie (Heavenly Creatures), Perry is still a popular author and continues to write. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series and the William Monk series. Her story, Heroes, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 354 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Another of the author's Victorian mysteries (Rutland Place, etc.) featuring poor but mensch-y policeman Thomas Pitt and his highborn wife Charlotte—whose ability to encroach on her husband's turf strains credibility more than ever in this heavily padded, tortoise-paced story involving the t...

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