Silence in Hanover Close

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When Inspector Thomas Pitt is asked to reopen a three-year-old murder case which had taken place in London 's luxurious Hanover Close, he pretends that his superiors wis him to smooth things over. But hat is just not the way Pitt operates. With his wellborn wife, Charlotte, to assis him in penetrating the well-known reserve of high society, the inquisitive Pitts discover a secret so shocking it would lead to more deaths -- and, quite possibly -- Pitt 's own ....
" [ The ] complex, gripping and highly satisfying mystery ... An adroit blend of thick London atmosphere and a convincing cast ... A totally surprising yet wonderfully plausible finale. "
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608
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Silence in Hanover Close
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Published November 1st 1990 by Ulverscroft (first published July 30th 1988

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Thomas increasingly accepts collaboration from Charlotte and Emily and begins to count on them.

Charlotte and Emily must hold the family and his life together! In he ast ovel or two, I clued in that Anne portrayed them to hav a century behind each publishing year.

She is a Victorian lady in mourning and in 1888, appearances cause enough stress to commit murder.The way Emily helps Charlotte is thrilling and lends empathy to blue collar and tradesman classes.

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Charlotte and Emily assist him in surprising ways and as s, the discrepancie between average people and the " quality " is highlighted.

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She adroitly gives the backstor of Emily an opportunity for far greater devlopment and inclusion as part of the loosely affiliated ( through Charlotte) investigative team, and th was done by having her go undercover as the lady 's maid Amelia, which also has the bonus of giving Perry the opportunity to delve more deeply into " downstairs " social codes of conduct, routines, and life choice.

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Ninth in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series based in late 20th century London.The StoryThomas has been rdered to look back into a three-year-old murder of a Foreign Office dignitary that was never solved.

He has such a high solve rate and his marriage to Charlotte along with his speech and manners mean that he 's often requested to take on cases, which involve the upper classes.

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As always, the evocation of time and place, the language and the patter, and he happiness of Thomas and Charlotte almost outdoes the mystery.

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I was captivated by the cold case, and I hought there were man twists that were fun to discover.Thomas is asked to look into small case of what must be treason, having to do with th murder 3 years ago.

Thomas is then arrested for her murder, and Charlotte suspects this was all done on purpose to get rid of the naggy policeman that seems to get closer and closer to what 's alread been done to Robert York those 3 years ago.

Unknowingly, Emily is bored with grieving for George ( who died in the first nove) and ecides that the only ay to ind out the York family secrets is to become aid to Veronica York, widow of Robert and betrothed to Julian Danvers.

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