Brunswick Gardens

by Perry, Anne,

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 17 copies
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Like the great Victorian novelists whose mantle she wears with such distinction, Anne Perry creates a rich and intimate world and fills it with remarkably vivid characters who experience the majesty--and shame--of the British Empire at its brilliant zenith. Now, in Brunswick Gardens, she explores the controversial birth of a philosophy that enflamed fiery debate--and possibly murder. A century ago, Charles Darwin's revolutionary theory of evolution rocked the civilized world, and the outraged Anglican church went on the warpath against it. In a mansion in London's affluent Brunswick Gardens, the battle is intense, as that most respected clergyman, the Reverend Ramsay Parmenter, is boldly challenged by his beautiful assistant, Unity Bellwood--a "new woman" whose feminism and aggressive Darwinism he finds appalling. When Unity, three months pregnant, tumbles down the Parmenter staircase to her death, Thomas Pitt, commander of the Bow Street police station, is virtually certain that one of the three deeply devout men in the house committed murder. Could it have been the Reverend Parmenter, his handsome curate, or his Roman Catholic son? Powerful forces demand that the scandalous matter be cleared up immediately. But Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, refuse to settle for less than the truth . . . and justice. Like all Anne Perry's novels, Brunswick Gardens translates great moral issues into deeply moving human dramas. Perhaps the most psychologically penetrating book she has written, it is a distinguished addition to her acclaimed body of work.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The 18th case for turn-of-the-century London policeman Thomas Pitt offers Perry's guaranteed entertainment, although without the full depth of last year's Ashworth Hall. Now in command of the Bow Street station, Pitt is sent to the home of prominent vicar and scholar Ramsay Parmenter, where a young woman has died in a suspicious fall down the stairs. Unity Bellwood was as adept at irritating others as she was at her work of translating ancient texts with the reverend. Pitt faces the awkward possibility that the dead woman was pushed by Parmenter himself; by Parmenter's intense son, Mallory, who is annoying his Anglican father by studying to become a Catholic priest; or by Dominic Corde, a curate who lives in the house. Complicating issues is the fact that Dominic, the widowed husband of Pitt's wife Charlotte's dead sister, is an elegant former wastrel with whom Charlotte was once infatuated. As Pitt probes "all the little sins" of the household, he discovers secrets that several of his suspects have failed to confess about themselves and about Unity. Meanwhile Charlotte, drawn to visit Dominic, witnesses social interactions among the family group that her husband, in his official capacity, could not observe. Within this clearly drawn cast, the face of the villain begins to emerge even before Pitt is called in on a second death in the household and closes in on the crimes' solution. Author tour. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery
Features Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, a police inspector and wife in Victorian London, England
#1 - The Cater Street hangman
#2 - Callander Square
#3 - Paragon Walk
#4 - Resurrection Row
#5 - Rutland Place
#6 - Bluegate Fields
#7 - Death in the Devil's Acre
#8 - Cardington Crescent
#9 - Silence in Hanover Close
#10 - Bethlehem Road
#11 - Highgate Rise
#12 - Belgrave Square
#13 - Farriers' Lane
#14 - The Hyde Park headsman
#15 - Traitor's Gate
#16 - Pentecost Alley
#17 - Ashworth Hall
#18 - Brunswick Gardens
#19 - Bedford Square
#20 - Half Moon Street
#21 - The Whitechapel conspiracy
#22 - Southampton Row
#23 - Seven dials
#24 - Long Spoon Lane
#25 - Buckingham Palace gardens
#26 - Treason at Lisson Grove
#27 - Dorchester terrace
#28 - Midnight at Marble Arch
#29 - Death on Blackheath
#30 - The Angel court affair
#31 - Treachery at Lancaster gate
#32 - Murder on the serpentine
Subjects Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Police spouses -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Police -- England -- London -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Fawcett Columbine,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 389 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0449908453
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