Long Spoon Lane (eBook)
After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there’s more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to stir up fears of more attacks and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. To defeat Wetron, Pitt must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey. The unlikely allies are joined by Pitt’s clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.
About the Author
ANNE PERRY is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Southampton Row and Seven Dials, and the William Monk novels, most recently Death of a Stranger and The Shifting Tide. Her novels No Graves As Yet and Shoulder the Sky launched a five-book miniseries about World War I. Anne Perry lives in Scotland. Visit her website at www.anneperry.net.
Praise for Long Spoon Lane…
Praise for Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel Seven Dials
“Intricately layered . . . The visual panorama is voluptuous to behold.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“Perry’s as good as it gets. . . . The final courtroom scene produces more victims and left me breathless.”
“Terrific, vivid stuff . . . The alarmingly prolific Anne Perry [is] a master of the genre.”
–The Seattle Times
“No matter which series she’s writing about, Perry is really exploring issues of guilt and redemption, widening her scope to a global scale that gives her much more than just nineteenth-century London to worry about.”
–The Boston Globe
“Perry has an undeniable knack for suspense . . . and her re-creation of the Victorian era is engrossing.”