Select one of the keywords
Treason at Lisson Grove: Thomas and Charlotte Pitt #26    by Anne Perry order for
Treason at Lisson Grove
by Anne Perry
Order:  USA  Can
Ballantine, 2011 (2011)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Treason 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.

After 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.

Grateful 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.

In 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.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Mystery books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews