Paragon Walk

Paragon Walk

Book - 1982
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"Perry has the great gift of making it all seem immediate and very much alive."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, a young woman is brutally raped and murdered. Once again the incomparable team of sleuths, Inspector Thomas Pitt and his young wife, Charlotte, peer beneath the elegant masks of the well-born suspects and reveal that something ugly lurks behind the handsome facades of Paragon Walk--something that could lead to more scandal, and more murder....
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1982, c1981
ISBN: 9780449211687
0449211681
9780345513977
Characteristics: 248 p

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DorisWaggoner
Jul 09, 2018

A naive, innocent girl of 19 is raped and murdered in Charlotte Pitt's sister Lady Emily Ashworth's elite neighborhood and sets everyone on edge. Thomas Pitt is assigned to solve this murder, and those that follow. Emily pulls Charlotte into attempts to solve the crimes themselves, even providing appropriate gowns for Charlotte to wear to functions that Thomas doesn't know she's attending. He's even forbidden her to get involved. Some interesting new characters or new views characters we've met before; other characters are simply "silly," as Emily describes them. Much of the action is ridiculous as well, while some is tragic. Not one of Perry's best.

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kkirby221
Mar 06, 2018

Finished book. It was interesting. Probably have read enough of Victorian mysteries for now. Would read this author again.

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