Murder on the Serpentine Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Murder on the Serpentine


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425284988

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Murder on the Serpentine Book Description :

London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace. In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidante, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince's friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back, Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine. The death has been ruled an unfortunate accident and the investigation closed, but the Queen is not convinced that all is as it seems and tasks Pitt with finding the truth. Forced to act alone in this most sensitive of investigations, Pitt finds himself embroiled in a plot that threatens not only the reputations of men, but also the safety and reputation of the Empire. . .

Murder on the Serpentine Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Murder on the Serpentine


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1501973061

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Murder on the Serpentine Book Description :

When Thomas Pitt is summoned to Queen Victoria's private chambers, he hardly knows what to expect. When she tells him that the body of one of her closest confidantes--Sir John Halberd--has been found in the Serpentine, he knows he is facing his most daunting and dangerous investigation yet. Sir John was a man who kept many secrets, moving within a circle of the most powerful and prominent members of London society. And the more Pitt learns about Sir John's past, the more he puts himself and his loved ones at risk. The royal family cannot be denied.but will the most important case of Pitt's career be his last?

One Fatal Flaw Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

One Fatal Flaw


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593129524

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One Fatal Flaw Book Description :

"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Headline Publishing Group, London, in 2019"--Copyright page.

Serpentine Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Serpentine


  • Author : Thomas Thompson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-13
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504043274

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Serpentine Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller: The nightmare odyssey of a charismatic serial killer and a trail of terror stretching halfway around the world. There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for same man: Charles Sobhraj, aka “The Serpent.” A handsome Frenchman of Vietnamese and Indian origin, Sobhraj targeted backpackers on the “hippie trail” between Europe and South Asia. A master of deception, he used his powerful intellect and considerable sex appeal to lure naïve travelers into a life of crime. When they threatened to turn on him, Sobhraj murdered his acolytes in cold blood. Between late 1975 and early 1976, a dozen corpses were found everywhere from the boulevards of Paris to the slopes of the Himalayas to the back alleys of Bangkok and Hong Kong. Some police experts believe the true number of Sobhraj’s victims may be more than twice that amount. Serpentine is the “grotesque, baffling, and hypnotic” true story of one of the most bizarre killing sprees in modern history (San Francisco Chronicle). Edgar Award–winning author Thomas Thompson’s mesmerizing portrait of a notorious sociopath and his helpless prey “unravels like fiction, but afterwards haunts the reader like the document it is” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland).

An Echo of Murder Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

An Echo of Murder


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425285015

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An Echo of Murder Book Description :

Series numbering inferred from series title page.

Twenty one Days Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Twenty one Days


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399179891

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Twenty one Days Book Description :

In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London’s Special Police Branch. “[Anne] Perry’s excellent new series launch expertly takes the Pitts into a new century.”—Library Journal (starred review) 1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose—in only twenty-one days. Could Mrs. Graves’s violent death have anything to do with her husband’s profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel’s investigation unexpectedly to London’s Special Branch—and, disturbingly, to one of his father’s closest colleagues. Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect—and trust his natural instincts—to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man hang for another’s heinous crime. Praise for Twenty-One Days “Readers will quickly fall in love with [Daniel] Pitt, following along as he investigates a gruesome murder and chuckling as he throws those involved off kilter. Perry is a master at bringing setting to life, and readers will be taken in by the time and place as they get to know Daniel Pitt and those close to him in this engaging novel.”—RT Book Reviews “The maven of well-crafted Victorian mysteries and author of both the William Monk series and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries introduces the Pitts’ son, Daniel, junior barrister, in this first of what proves to be an intriguing, entertaining, and character-centric new series. .

Death with a Double Edge Book

Death with a Double Edge


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0593159330

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Death with a Double Edge Book Description :

Daniel Pitt's investigation into his colleague's murder leads him through London's teeming underbelly to one of the Royal Navy's most powerful shipbuilders in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the slum area known as Mile End, he knows only that the victim is a senior barrister from his firm. To Daniel's relief, it is not his close friend Toby Kitteridge, but the question remains: What was this respected colleague doing in Mile End? The firm's head, Marcus fford Croft, may know more than he admits, but fford Croft's memory is not what it used to be. And so Daniel and Kitteridge must investigate on their own, lest the police uncover something they should not. As the pair digs into Mile End, they are led to a local brothel and an opium den, but also--unexpectedly--to a wealthy shipbuilder crucial to Britain's effort to build up its fleet, which soon may face the fearsome naval might of Germany. Daniel finds his path blocked by powerful officials, his investigation so unwelcome that even his father, Thomas Pitt, receives a chilling warning. Suddenly, not just Daniel but his entire family--including his beloved mother, Charlotte--is in danger. Will devotion to justice be the undoing of the Pitt family and endanger Britain's defense at sea? As ever, the fate of family and history are inextricably intertwined in this spellbinder from Anne Perry.

Death in Focus Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Death in Focus


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525620983

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Death in Focus Book Description :

In the start of an all-new mystery series set in pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover's final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. Author Perry merges family secrets with suspense on the world stage, as darkness bubbles under the surface of a Europe on the brink of change.

Dorchester Terrace Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Dorchester Terrace


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345510631

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Dorchester Terrace Book Description :

“[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

Triple Jeopardy Book
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

Triple Jeopardy


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525620969

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Triple Jeopardy Book Description :

Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Twenty-one Days. Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thomas, is delighted that his sister, Jemima, and her family have returned to London from the States for a visit. But the Pitts soon learn of a harrowing incident: In Washington, D.C., one of Jemima’s good friends has been assaulted and her treasured necklace stolen. The perpetrator appears to be a man named Philip Sidney, a British diplomat stationed in America’s capital who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. But that claim doesn’t cover his other crimes. . . . When Sidney winds up in court on a separate charge of embezzlement, it falls to Daniel to defend him. Daniel plans to provide only a competent enough defense to avoid a mistrial, allowing the prosecution to put his client away. But when word travels across the pond that an employee of the British embassy in Washington has been found dead, Daniel grows suspicious about Sidney’s alleged crimes and puts on his detective hat to search for evidence in what has blown up into an international affair. As the embezzlement scandal heats up, Daniel takes his questions to intrepid scientist Miriam fford Croft, who brilliantly uses the most up-to-date technologies to follow an entirely new path of investigation. Daniel and Miriam travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes—a triple jeopardy, including possible murder. Praise for Triple Jeopardy “Another deftly crafted and original mystery by a true master of the genre . . . is ideal reading for all dedicated mystery buffs.”—Midwest Book Review

Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries Book

Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345496423

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Anne Perry s Christmas Mysteries Book Description :

Christmas guest: Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit to the home of Charlotte's parents, where a fellow guest--an outcast from her own family--is subsequently murdered.

The Serpentine Road Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Serpentine Road


  • Author : Paul Mendelson
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472111401

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The Serpentine Road Book Description :

Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century. In Cape Town in 2015, the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. But, as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates, possible motives for her death abound: a highly controversial art exhibition, her sexual preferences, her relationship - as yet unknown by the press - with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle. And, moving South down through the country, five men are murdered, each with a connection to a point in history De Vries would sooner forget. When the link is made, De Vries must re-live the traumatic event to uncover the perpetrator. Old wounds, hidden in history, are exposed, and a mysterious killer approaches, whom no one seems able to stop. Longlisted for the 2015 Crime Writer's Association Golden Dagger (Crime Novel of the Year) Praise for Paul Mendelson: 'Authoritative and unblinkered fare' Financial Times 'Once more, South Africa is brought vividly to life in a fine crimer which delivers a warm change from the regular diet of Scandinavian angst' Weekend Sport 'The Serpentine Road has been my discovery of the year. Paul Mendelson has the makings of a literary superstar' Jenny Crwys Williams, Radio 702/Cape Talk 567 'In another superb slice of South African noir, Mendelson illuminates the corruption and criminality that plagues a country still haunted by apartheid. A taut thriller which evokes a unique political and geog

Murder on the Pilgrims Way Book

Murder on the Pilgrims Way


  • Author : Julie Wassmer
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472124913

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Murder on the Pilgrims Way Book Description :

Pearl receives a surprise present from her mother, Dolly - an early summer break at a riverside manor house that has been recently transformed into an exclusive hotel - the newly named Villa Pellegrini. Pellegrini - the Italian word for pilgrims - reflects the fact that the building lies on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury, and Pearl is looking forward to the break, not least because DCI Mike McGuire has been neglecting her due to his work. But when she discovers that she's actually booked in for a cookery course from the Italian celebrity chef, Nico Caruso, she begins to think again . . . Pearl doesn't welcome instruction on cookery at the best of times, and certainly not from an arrogant chef like Caruso. She goes along, intent on challenging Caruso's egotism - and a long tradition of men dominating gastronomy - but soon finds herself distracted, not only by her enchanting surroundings but by the disparate selection of guests. She even begins to enjoy Caruso's attentions - and his cookery - until one of the guests goes missing and it becomes clear that murder is on the menu. 'A tried-and-tested crime recipe with Whitstable flavours that makes for a Michelin-starred read' Daily Mail

Dark Tide Rising Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Dark Tide Rising


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399179938

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Dark Tide Rising Book Description :

When a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * "Riveting . . . one of the series' more powerful recent entries."--Publishers Weekly When kidnappers choose a broken-down waterside slum as the site of a ransom exchange for the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter, the Thames River Police and Commander William Monk shadow Harry to the spot to ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Certain that one of his colleagues has betrayed him, Monk delves into each of their pasts, one of which hides a dreadful secret. Soon facing a series of deadly obstructions, Monk must choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the mystery--and to figure out where his men's loyalty really lies. Praise for Dark Tide Rising "Perry makes cunning work of the plot, which raises issues of trust and loyalty while driving home a grim message about the vulnerability of women who entrust their fortunes to unscrupulous men."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the most successful of prolific Perry's recent Victorian melodramas. The opening chapters are appropriately portentous, the mystification is authentic, and if the final surprise isn't exactly a shock, it's so well-prepared that even readers who don't gasp will nod in satisfaction."--Kirkus Reviews "Another deftly crafted gem of a suspense thriller by a master of the mystery genre . . . a 'must read.' "--Midwest Book Review "Superb . . . [a] brilliant piece of historical fiction . . . No one writes Victorian-era stories quite like Perry."--BookReporter

The Face of a Stranger Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Face of a Stranger


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Fawcett
  • Release Date : 2011-05-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307777836

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The Face of a Stranger Book Description :

In this exhilarating series debut, police detective William Monk must solve the mystery of his own past. His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else. “Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside . . . Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date.”—Kirkus Reviews

Seven Dials Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Seven Dials


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345523716

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Seven Dials Book Description :

Thomas Pitt, mainstay of Her Majesty's Special Branch, is summoned to Connaught Square mansion, where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow. Nearby stands the tenant of the house, the beautiful, notorious Egyptian woman Ayesha Zakhari, who falls under the shadow of suspicion. Pitt's orders are to protect—at all costs—the good name of the third person in the garden: senior cabinet minister Saville Ryerson. The distinguished public servant, whispered to be Ayesha's lover, insists that she is as innocent as Pitt himself. Pitt's journey to uncover the truth takes him from Egyptian cotton fields to the insidious London slum called Seven Dials—and ultimately to a packed London courtroom in which shocking secrets will at last be revealed.

The Hyde Park Headsman Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Hyde Park Headsman


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0307767744

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The Hyde Park Headsman Book Description :

Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking. Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt’s subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked. And in a shocking turn of events that nearly convinces the pair of sleuths that they have met their match, the case proves to be Pitt’s toughest ever.

Serpentine Book

Serpentine


  • Author : Jonathan Kellerman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525618560

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Serpentine Book Description :

Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis search for answers to a brutal, decades-old crime in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a master detective. He has a near-perfect solve rate and he's written his own rulebook. Some of those successes--the toughest ones--have involved his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But Milo doesn't call Alex in unless cases are "different." This murder warrants an immediate call: Milo's independence has been compromised as never before, as the department pressures him to cater to the demands of a mogul. A hard-to-fathom, mega-rich young woman obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases: the decades-old death of the mother she never knew. The facts describe a likely loser case: a mysterious woman found with a bullet in her head in a torched Cadillac that has overturned on infamously treacherous Mulholland Drive. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the job and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but. And as they soon discover, very real threats are lurking in the present. This is Delaware and Sturgis at their best: traversing the beautiful but forbidding place known as Los Angeles and exhuming the past in order to bring a vicious killer to justice.

Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy Book

Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy


  • Author : James Matthew
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481754620

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Hair of the Serpentine Trilogy Book Description :

Twenty-four year old Jack McFarland lives in Indianapolis in 1995. He is an aspiring musician who works only as much as he has to in order to keep more time available for his true passions: music, partying, and chasing women. His life is carefree until he comes across an old college crush, Sophia Mitchell, whom he could never quite conquer. Sophie finally accepts some of Jacks advances, but there will be a price that he will have to pay. For Sophies world is not as carefree as Jacks. It is a world where Jack must learn to struggle tooth and nail just to stay alive. Ride along for three adventures with Jack and Sophie in this trilogy that will take them throughout the Midwest and even overseas as they try to survive while avoiding assassins, kidnappers, and terrorists. It is a ride that will also take Jack to levels of pleasure he has never known. Jacks world will never be the same as long as he stays with Sophie. But now that he is with her, he may never be able to get away.

Twenty One Days Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Twenty One Days


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399179907

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Twenty One Days Book Description :

In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London's Special Police Branch. "[Anne] Perry's excellent new series launch expertly takes the Pitts into a new century."--Library Journal (starred review) 1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents' influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman's noose--in only twenty-one days. Could Mrs. Graves's violent death have anything to do with her husband's profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel's investigation unexpectedly to London's Special Branch--and, disturbingly, to one of his father's closest colleagues. Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect--and trust his natural instincts--to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man hang for another's heinous crime. Praise for Twenty-One Days "Readers will quickly fall in love with [Daniel] Pitt, following along as he investigates a gruesome murder and chuckling as he throws those involved off kilter. Perry is a master at bringing setting to life, and readers will be taken in by the time and place as they get to know Daniel Pitt and those close to him in this engaging novel."--RT Book Reviews "The maven of well-crafted Victorian mysteries and author of both the William Monk series and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries introduces the Pitts' son, Daniel, junior barrister, in this first of what proves to be an intriguing, entertaining, and character-centric new series. . . . Perry introduces Daniel and his c