Treason at Lisson Grove: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt #26
Ballantine, 2011 (2011)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
reason at Lisson Grove
is the 26th entry in Anne Perry's popular Victorian mystery series starring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. At this stage in the series, it's 1895; Thomas works for Special Branch; and his and Charlotte's children (Jemima and Daniel) are thirteen and ten, respectively.
fter Thomas Pitt and his subordinate Gower embark on a wild goose chase - from discovering a murdered informant in a London brickyard to spying on known anarchists in coastal St. Malo, France - Thomas ends up jailed in London after narrowly escaping death on a train. While he's on his travels, his boss and mentor, the intelligent and ruthless Victor Narraway, is set up for embezzlement, disgraced, and removed from his position.
rateful to Narraway for his help in the past and fearing that his enemies will target Thomas next, Charlotte decides she must act. Posing as Narraway's sister, she accompanies him to Ireland, where they hope to clear his name by tracking down an old enemy (Cormac O'Neil) who has good reason to seek revenge. Complicating matters is Narraway's attraction to Charlotte and his reticence about his past history with the O'Neils.
n England, Thomas wisely enlists the help of the formidable Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould - and is surprised by the offer of a new position. Meanwhile, a deadly trap closes around Narraway in Ireland and a frightening plot against the crown comes to fruition. Naturally, Charlotte and Thomas save the day, earning gratitude in high places. Fans will find
Treason at Lisson Grove
worth their three year wait and be anxious for more of this talented crime-fighting couple.
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