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Treachery at Lancaster Gate [PDF / Epub] ☀ Treachery at Lancaster Gate Author Anne Perry – Thomashillier.co.uk Gripping and provocative the latest Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry peers unflinchingly into the corrupt affairs of Victorian society on the brink of Gripping and provocative the latest Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry peers unflinchingly into the corrupt affairs of Victorian society on the brink of the century’s turn The world is poised for social and political change but England holds tight to its traditions Treachery at ePUB ½ classes and prejudices When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three many believe that anarchists are the culprits But Thomas Pitt commander of Special Branch knows the city’s radical groups well enough to suspect otherwise that someone with decidedly personal motives lit the deadly fuse As he investigates the source of the fatal blast he’s stunned to discover the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement But still shocking revelations await as Pitt’s inuiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal a high ranking police officer with secrets to keep and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge As he pursues each increasingly threatening lead Pitt finds himself impeded at every turn by the barriers put in place to protect the rich and powerful—barriers which as they start to crumble threaten to bury him alive.

  • Audiobook
  • Treachery at Lancaster Gate
  • Anne Perry
  • 20 January 2016
  • 9781472228802

About the Author: Anne Perry

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10 thoughts on “Treachery at Lancaster Gate

  1. Beth Beth says:

    Another Anne Perry book another uiet rant from me I'm hooked on her stories the historical detail her wonderful characters and her excellent plots even though they are developed in an agonizingly slow manner But why oh why must the woman have her main characters carry on dozens of lines of mental deliberation and torture for every single line of actual dialogue? The longest conversations by far in Perry's stories are those that take place between the main character and himself or herself I find it maddening and distressing that my favorite characters keep subjecting themselves to second guessing their own theories and suppositionsand then third guessing and fourth guessing and well it's endless Page after page Really And yet I keep reading right to the conclusion always satisfying in its resolution but typically abrupt Seriously Often a page or less after the climaxno epilogue no postmortem no day after the victory look at how everybody's doing JustThe End As though she couldn't write another word Maybe she could wrap things up and let us luxuriate in the clever denouement by just giving us the THOUGHTS of a main character That could work

  2. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    In this long winded #31 Charlotte Thomas Pitt series the pace is snail like and 50% filled with second guessing contemplative thoughts of the principles Much than it is for events or any plot explaining actions And Anne Perry has chosen to set this case amidst similar current 2015 16 issues Police corruption police brutality terrorist bombing and anarchy against governments that are perceived as not working for the people She draws sharp parallels to opium addiction for a young man's horse accident injury that incurs great pain Almost exactly like the current cycle for over prescribed oxycontin and percocet addictions leading to further long term heroin habits Because Thomas is in Special Branch now Charlotte doesn't hold the same kind of strong role in the case IMHO And some of our other favorite characters do appear but briefly and socially than pivotal to the progression for fingering the guilty The guilty for the crime of a bombing which trapped 5 policemen killing 2 of them And the other 3 are gravely and life long injuredThe court scenes were not realistic I doubt any judge in any decade would have let that entire occur And especially within that era and location But overall the tone itself became almost preachy rigid in the thought patterns and there was little tension in this story lineIt was a 25 star and I only rounded it up for some views for some of the favorites from other earlier cases Gracie and Emily those two in particular It could easily have been rounded down for the abrupt ending This one had much too much of the anxious thoughts of the investigating and not enough cognition for the investigated

  3. Janet Janet says:

    This was not Ms Perry's best effort After 30 of these books I am vested in these characters and I miss the interplay between Charlotte and Thomas She has now been reduced to providing tea and food and an occasional comment to make Thomas feel betterThe progression of the plot was also less than stellar So much of the dialogue was Pitt's interior musings Characters who have been intrinsic to other books in the series Vespacia Emily etc were reduced to cameos They felt added just so we would remember they exist I had to reread the last pages several times before totally understanding how things were resolved The courtroom scenes always one of Perry's strengths did not seem realistic I have read all of Perry's series both this and the William Monk stories and I realize no one can have a home run every time Compared to many other authors she is still at the top of my list I will continue to read her books as long as she writes them but this one was a bit of a disappointment

  4. Sophia Sophia says:

    A bomb blast that caught five police officers and Pitt must team up with Tellman once again in an effort to determine if anarchists or a revenge minded citizen are responsible This one had the start and early set up to be a complex mystery and a thought provoking piece backing a fantastic cast of characters in a long standing favorite seriesPitt would rather be investigating a case involving anarchists but the longer he sifts through the evidence or in this case lack of the usual evidence he is convinced that this is a dark murky act meant to draw the eye to that which was deliberately buriedThere is much at stake and no matter what course he takes in regard to the disturbing evidence trouble will ensue The public is clambering for the truth as rising fear of safety from bombings or police corruption are stirred about Meanwhile a secret political contract that would change life for the better for many hangs on Pitt's being able to walk a tightrope between early exposure for an influential family and staying his hand until the contract is signedAlright Overall I enjoyed this latest installment in the series All my favorites including extra time with Tellman and Gracie Victor and Vespasia and Jack and Emily are present There is a mystery and also a social issue or two brought to light I found much of the usual complexity to sink my teeth into when it comes to the moral and social side even if the mystery offered little challenge for meAs the old century draws to a close those living in the historical period are on the verge of great change Many face it with hope while others face it with fear Into this mix is dropped this new case for Pitt to solve There is the rising class unrest that is shown by the strength of anarchist groups and brutal bombings but also the fear of corruption in the very group meant to stand between the dark and safety for the citizenry And on a smaller scale within this group there is the tension of pragmaticism bullying hard duty and honor as police officers decide where their ethical line is going to be drawnI think the only thing the really bothered me was an ending that left me with uestions The main part of the story was covered and completed but all the little things brought out throughout the story were left dangling There was no denouement just an abrupt stop Voila The end Hopefully the next book can answer some of my remaining curiosity but I would have rather it happened in this oneSo overall I liked it and still love this series to death

  5. P.D.R. Lindsay P.D.R. Lindsay says:

    How nice to find a new Anne Perry on the library New Books shelves This is a Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novel and a good one too Lots to think about and re read to absorb Perry's novels are always onion books layers and layers that keep giving Her characters have 3D depth and surprise one just as real friends do This novel is such a good read I will have to buy a copyAnne Perry's research is impeccable Her presentation of the Victorian world is excellent and the reader is swept into that world and it becomes a satisfactory reality Her use of language is part of that world and she makes writing such a complex novel appear to be easy The plot in 'Treachery At Lancaster Gate' is less political than the previous novel and allows Charlotte and her sister Emily Gracie and Aunt Vespasia to feature as Pitt's aids again The novel starts with a bomb blast which kills or severely injures five policemen Bombs usually mean anarchists so of course Pitt is involved but he and his men cannot find any anarchist links However there begins to be to Pitt's horror and the great distress of his friend Inspector Tellman Gracie's husband signs that these five policemen were deliberately lured to the house Unravelling the mystery involves much personal pain and difficulty but as usual there is a highly satisfactory endingA great read one for anyone who likes a well written intelligent book a must for hist myst fans and all fans of Anne Perry's excellent writing

  6. Debbie Maskus Debbie Maskus says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book but felt that the ending happened too uickly The story contains many interesting information and then the arrest and trial of the bomber finishes in a few chapters Anne Perry excels in character presentation especially in expressing their emotions fears and beliefs The newspaper rants that the police lack honesty and valor and that the time has come to end their rule The book begins with a bombing in which 3 policemen die and 2 suffer serious injury Thomas Pitt the commander of the Special Branch rushes to find the bomber Is the bomber a disgruntled foreigner? An anarchist? The year is 1899 and the average reader would find difficulty in seeing the same problems as today Perry presents a world similar to now

  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    Longtime reader of Perry's novels Knowing these characters from the beginning I'd rank this as a decent Pitt entry Definitely not in the top tier but not one of the worst Thomas Pitt is one of my favorite detectives hey I'd marry him in a second if Charlotte hadn't beaten me to it With that said I found the plot thin and as others have said the trial uick The book ends on a bit of a shoulder shrug The bulk of the novel consists of Thomas creeping his away around the truth and potential fallout Tellman is the second most prominent character in this novel and I'm going to be honest the lantern jawed policeman has never been one of my favorite Perry characters but at least we learn a little barely about his upbringing and why he is the way he is Although there's a bit of Emily and Jack why do I find him annoying as well? in this all other recurring characters seem to be flitting ghosts They show up for a slice of toast and to rattle the coals and that's about it Did poor Minnie Maude even get a line of dialogue? I will say again that I'm so saddened that we never saw of Eoin McCarthy and Keeley Hawes as the Pitts One film that's all we have to go on I'm truly surprised that the BBC ITV or Masterpiece has not filmed of the Pitts or the Monks Either would've made for a good string of episodes

  8. Tom Tom says:

    Sorry but while I normally enjoy a visit with the Pitts this tale doesn't plod it trudges Too mired in endless preaching and repetitions this story is turgid then the Thames in those days Skip this almost painful echo of the Pitt's earlier tales and go find one of those earlier incarnations Both Pitts and the Victorian Era itself deserve much better Yawn

  9. Jessica Jessica says:

    Wild to start an audiobook about police corruption at the same time as there is an outbreak of police brutality in the US that ends in rioting Screw you 2020 and the Corona ridden horse you rode in on The good news is this is a novel and as with all the Pitt novels there is some justice done It was comforting to know once I realized what this one was about that Pitt would get his man True there's already several people dead and you don't get to see the sentencing at the end but the moral victory is there and that's important PS Dear Jack Radley I want to like you Stop being an ass

  10. Tgordon Tgordon says:

    So I was going with a 3 as this book was hard for me to start as I tried several times However the crazy twist at the end brings me back in One of my favorite series and I absolutely live the London pomp of yesteryear

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