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The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1)
The Cater Street Hangman - Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1
Author: Anne Perry
While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. — The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself curiously drawn to pret...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449208670
ISBN-10: 0449208672
Publication Date: 10/12/1985
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on
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I have enjoyed many of Anne Perry's books and this first one of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt did not dissapoint.
FeliciaJ avatar reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on + 136 more book reviews
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The first book in the "Charlotte and Thomas Pitt" series is a real winner. It's a penetrating social critique disguised as a murder mystery. The book explores how families are torn apart by doubt and suspicion after a series of murders occurs in their fashionable neighborhood.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my introduction to an author I have loved. Two of my VERY favorite characters are in this book!
reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on + 143 more book reviews
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ANother fun and elegant Inspector Pitt book. A puzzling case in a proper Victorian homes leads im to the love of his life. But he has a murder to solve.
Ingenious mystery and an excellent example of caste systems in the Victorian era. Clever slueths....
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Jane Eyre meets Agatha Christie - great book for fans of historical fiction and older whodunnit mysteries.
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canadianeh avatar reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on + 242 more book reviews
A series of horrible murders folds back the veneer of a Victorian household. A remarkable book for its approach: not so much a building of suspense, but a revelation of character rather than action, an exploration of class differences and manners. Gripping, surprising and convincing. I love the Victorian era and thoroughly enjoyed this book.
sharlet124 avatar reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
I like English mysteries and this time period. I enjoyed the author's writing style and I thought the characters were interesting. I look forward to receiving the second book in the series.
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the story is all right, haven't read to many books by her,
hardtack avatar reviewed The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, Bk 1) on + 2554 more book reviews
A very interesting novel in a somewhat depressing Victorian setting. Women are to be seen and not heard and certainly not express their true feelings. And heavens forbid if you are a member of the lower classes, such as servants or criminals. People such as these do not really have any feelings.

Aside from all that, I began to suspect in the middle of the book just who the killer might be. Initially, I felt it was one of two people, then one of those people began to outpace the other in my suspicions. So the surprising ending wasn't so surprising. Hopefully, as the author intended, it will be a surprise to you.


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