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The Resource Long Spoon Lane : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry

Long Spoon Lane : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry

Label
Long Spoon Lane : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
Title
Long Spoon Lane
Title remainder
a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Perry's bestselling Victorian novels offer readers an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream or English ale enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original. While flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so people believe. ... Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot ... but by whom? As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that there is more to the terrorism than the destructive gestures of misguided idealists. The police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks-and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country. To defeat Wetron, Pitt finds that he must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they prevail? As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance. From the first sentence to the last, Long Spoon Lane is a miracle of suspense, of plot and counterplot, bluff and counterbluff, in a take-no-prisoners battle between good and evil. It is possibly the very best of all the wonderful Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. In a Victorian-era London beset by anarchists, detective Thomas Pitt investigates the mysterious death of Magnus Landsborough, the young son of aristocrat Lord Sheridan Landsborough, during a violent gun battle between police and rioters
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Summary
After bombs explode during an anarchist attack in Long Spoon Lane, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, he finds that there's more to the terrorism than the brutality of misguided idealists. Clues suggest that Inspector Wetron is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to stir up fears of more attacks and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. To defeat Wetron, Pitt must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey. The unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131487
Cataloging source
IUK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Anne
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.E693
LC item number
L66 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
Series volume
0024
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Police spouses
  • Anarchists
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Long Spoon Lane : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20391093
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780345523723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn779411842
Label
Long Spoon Lane : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20391093
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780345523723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn779411842

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