The Whitechapel Conspiracy

The Whitechapel Conspiracy

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THE WHITECHAPEL CONSPIRACY is “a beauty, brilliantly presented, ingeniously developed and packed with political implications that reverberate on every level of British society.”
The New York Times Book Review

In 1892, the grisly murders of Whitechapel prostitutes by a killer dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a terrifying enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, Superintendent Thomas Pitt’s testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt is removed from his station command and transferred to Whitechapel, one of the East End’s most dangerous slums. There he must work undercover investigating alleged anarchist plots. Among his few allies are his clever wife, Charlotte, and intrepid Gracie, the maid who can travel unremarked in Whitechapel. But none of them anticipate the horrors to be revealed. . . .

“ONE OF HER BEST MYSTERIES EVER . . . You can’t put this book down. . . . Each scene, each encounter takes on a many-layered resonance.”
The Providence Sunday Journal


“A POWERHOUSE OF A HISTORY-MYSTERY . . . Reading Perry is a bit like reading Thackeray edited by Elmore Leonard.”
–Booklist (starred review)


Baker & Taylor
In the wake of a successful but unlikely sentencing of a distinguished soldier and murder suspect, Bow Street Station Superintendent Thomas Pitt is removed from office and forced to work undercover in the dangerous East End Special Branch.

Baker
& Taylor

In the wake of a successful but unlikely sentencing of a distinguished soldier and murder suspect, Bow Street Station Superintendent Thomas Pitt is removed from office and forced to work undercover in the dangerous East End Special Branch. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2001, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449006566
0449006565
9780345523648
9780345433282
0345433289
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 25 cm. : ill

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polar_bear Jul 03, 2012

Cleverly plotted. Description of the historical context is excellent although I did notice one or two factual errors. The leading characters are very well-rounded and seem very human. The description of the marriage of the leading characters is warm and insightful. Other characters are less easy to grasp.

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