In London's affluent Brunswick Gardens, the battle over Charles Darwin's revolutionary theory of evolution intensifies as the respected Reverend 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 staircase to her death, Superintendent Thomas Pitt is as certain as he can be 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 son, a fervent Roman Catholic? Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, refuse to settle for less than the truth or less than justice.
About the Author
Anne Perryis the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including"Death on Blackheath"and"Midnight at Marble Arch, "and""the William Monk novels, including"Blood on the Water"and"Blind Justice." She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as twelve holiday novels, most recently"A New York Christmas, "and a historical novel, "The Sheen on the Silk, "set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Los Angeles and Scotland."
“Mesmerizing . . . a great place to begin with what I guarantee will become a Perry addiction.”—Los Angeles Times
“Once again . . . Perry amazes us.”—The New York Times Book Review
“As in most good detective fiction, no one and nothing—including death—is exactly as it seems.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Taut with tension and political intrigue.”—San Francisco Examiner
“[A] brilliant series.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune