In the newest novel featuring Victorian-era sleuth Thomas Pitt, London is a city besieged by anarchists. After a violent gun battle between rioters and police, a chase culminates in narrow, cobbled Long Spoon Lane, where Magnus Landsborough, the young son of Lord Sheridan Landsborough, is shot to death.
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"Perry manages to paint a convincing historical backdrop with echoes of modern-day fears of urban terrorism. " - Publishers Weekly
"Although there are a few forays into the arena of Victorian fashion and several references to previous novels, Perry does stay with the plot, making Long Spoon Lane fairly easy to follow." - Library Journal
"The period setting allows both some thoughtful debate on a difficult problem and a solution more reassuring than anything you'll find in tomorrow's papers."- Kirkus Reviews
"Arguments about broadening police powers as a reaction to terrorist activity can't help but strike a chord with American readers" - Booklist.
"Although Perry's voice can be strident, the clear parallels she draws to current political issues are persuasive -- and chilling." - New York Times
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Anne Perry, born Juliet Marion Hulme in Blackheath, London, is the author of the Thomas Pitt series. Among Anne Perry's novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are The Whitechapel Conspiracy, Half Moon Street, Bedford Square, Brunswick Gardens, and Ashworth Hall. She also writes the popular novels featuring Victorian private investigator William Monk - among them, Funeral in Blue, Slaves of Obsession, The Twisted Root, A Breach of Promise, and The Silent Cry. "Her grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes," said the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Perry won an Edgar award in 2000 with her short story "Heroes". The main character in the story features in an ambitious five-book series set during the First World War.
Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
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