Charlotte and Thomas Pitt #27
April 2012 / ISBN 9780345510624
Historical Mystery, Victorian period,
by Bob Walch
This latest in the long running, popular Charlotte and Thomas Pitt
series finds Thomas wondering if he is being set up so he won't
interfere with some type of devastating event that is about to occur.
The head of Britain's Special Branch has gotten wind of a plot
to blow up the rail line that Austrian Duke Alois Habsburg will
soon travel to visit his royal English kin.
Thomas wonders why anyone would destroy an entire train just to
kill an obscure Austrian royal. Could this be just a diversion to
focus the Royal Branch's attention away from some more calamitous
At the same time, an old woman, who in her younger days was a
spy, is nearing her end. As she sinks into dementia, the fear of
what she might reveal about the past has the poor woman tied in
knots. And, on a completely different level, the dazzling Croatian
wife of an influential British power broker is harboring her own
secrets, which could have some international consequences.
Both these women hold the key to dealing with the quandary Thomas
Pitt faces but, without the assistance of his clever wife Charlotte,
the befuddled policeman may not be able to sift through the mess
before disaster strikes.
Set in Victorian England, this series has been a favorite of those
readers who love suspense stories that feature a rich cast of likeable
characters and masterfully designed, intricate plots. If this sounds
like your "cup of tea," you'll definitely want to spend
some time with Charlotte and Thomas Pitt.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Palace Gardens #25
at Lisson Grove #26
Dorchester Terrace #27 [review
on Blackheath #29