The Hyde Park Headsman

The Hyde Park Headsman Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not q

  • Title: The Hyde Park Headsman
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • ISBN: 9780449223505
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking.Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt s subtle investigation, the sinister vioNot since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking.Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt s subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked And in a shocking turn of events that nearly convinces the pair of sleuths that they have met their match, the case proves to be Pitt s toughest ever

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    1. This book has a lot of pacing and focus problems. The main culprits are too many storylines and too many "Good god, man, do your job!" conversations between Pitt and his superintendent. In addition to the main mystery storyline, there were significant plotlines about Jack's bid for office, Caroline's relationship with a Jewish actor, the Pitt family's move to a larger house, and the continued Inner Circle saga -- none of which I found particularly compelling. It think it's a common pitfall of a [...]

    2. Even after finishing this one, I'd be hard-pressed to tell you what the plot was about - wildly disjointed and muddled.

    3. Years ago I read every Thomas and Charlotte Pitt book when it came out. Having just read the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mysteries, I decided to revisit the Pitts in the later Victorian period. They are as charming as ever although Thomas has now become the Superintendent of the police department. He worries that he isn't ready for such a massive responsibility and the men under him worry if he's ready for the job. Charlotte is renovating a new house while her sister Emily helps her husband run fo [...]

    4. This is another in the series about Charlotte Pitt and her inspector husband, who has been promoted to take the place of Micah Drummond, his old superior. Resented by the other men on the force who aren’t of the upper classes, and stymied by a case involving beheadings in Hyde Park, many are calling for Pitt to step down. Charlotte and her sister Emily don’t have as much place in the plot as usual until the last few chapters, when they break into a suspect’s garden to find the final clue t [...]

    5. El recién ascendido Pitt puede perder todo lo logrado con su esfuerzo cuando se produce una serie de decapitaciones en su distrito.Este libro de la saga se separa un poco de la línea de los anteriores, ya que hay diversos focos de atención, como las elecciones a las que se presenta el cuñado del protagonista o los amoríos de su suegra. Pero lo que menos me ha gustado es que hay cierto distanciamiento entre Pitt y Charlotte.

    6. Just 18 months after Jack the Ripper ceased his killing it seems London has a new maniac chopping off heads and leaving them staged in Hyde Park. Newly promoted Police Chief Thomas Pitt is getting hassles from all directions. Charlotte is overseeing the remodel on a house they've been able to purchase due to Pitt's promotion and Emily is helping Jack campaign for the House of Commons, but they both managed to find time to get involved in the investigation.

    7. I like the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries. They are a fairly light read, although with some gruesome crimes. 3 1/2 stars.

    8. I really like Victorian mysteries, and this one did not disappoint. Now, off to find some others by Anne Perry!

    9. Anne Perry is one of the best writers for Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Mystery Series. HYDE PARK HEADSMAN BOOK14 of this series will put you on edge of your seat from back stabbing for a seat in Parliament to 4 murders to dismissed as head of the police to moving a house; it's all in a day for the people of England.

    10. Series is getting interesting as the Pitt's social and economic situation gets better.Not since the bloody deeds of Jack the Ripper have Londoners felt such terror as that aroused by the gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park. And if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt does not quickly apprehend the perpetrator, he is likely to lose his own head, professionally speaking.Yet even with the help of Charlotte Pitt's subtle investigation, the sinister violence continues unchecked. And in a sho [...]

    11. This one tackles the conscious and subconscious preconceptions we all have. I never put spoilers in my reviews. I'd like to mention that Random House does not proofread as well as I'd like. The copies put out by Open Road Media were far better edited.Anne Perry is a master of the written word. Every word, phrase, paragraph is placed for maximum effect. There is no filler or waste. She has obviously researched the era exhaustively. Her insight into the human condition is uncanny.There are always [...]

    12. First of all this is a re-read. I have a tiny spoiler (not the name of the murderer but a criticism of the reasons) in here so please beware! I love the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. I especially love the mysteries that involve Charlotte and my favorites are the ones that involve her sister Emily as well! This book should have been one of my favorites because like I said, Charlotte and Emily are well-represented. However, I felt a little let down. I feel like Anne Perry goes so well into her [...]

    13. In this 14th installment in the series, recently promoted Thomas and loving wife Charlotte move into a larger home in need of Charlotte's redecorating and restoration skills. Meanwhile, a series of serial murders are occuring in or around Hyde Park, with decapitation being a tell tale sign of the madman at work. I particularly enjoyed the cameo appearance of Gilbert and Sullivan at one of the funerals our Victorian sleuths regularly turn up at to better evaluate possible suspects as they interac [...]

    14. Una nueva aventura de Pitt y Charlotte, muy entretenida y, sobre todo, con un sorprendente finalUna vez más, Anne Perry borda el caso policíaco y acompaña la trama con una diminuta subtrama que a mí, en particular, me resulta muy interesante: el cambio de casa del matrimonio a un nuevo y mejor barrio merced al ascenso de Pitt. Los arreglos de la nueva casa y la mudanza nos dan esa pizca de vida familiar que me gusta tanto disfrutar en una novela policíaca, pues acompaña al caso sin interru [...]

    15. In this installment of the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, Thomas has been promoted to Superintendent of the Bow Street Station. Two years after the Jack the Ripper murders, London is again terrorized by gruesome murders. Decapitated male bodies start appearing with some regularity in Hyde Park. The panic and terror along with the pressure on Pitt and his fellow officers to solve these murders ratchets progressively upwards as each new grisly discovery is made. Thomas' recent promotion as well [...]

    16. It was a page turner. However, I read every word. I wanted to skip, skip, skip, but was afraid I would miss an important clue. I didn't give it 5 stars, because there was a lot of filler that tried to educate me in the minutia of the times. I appreciate some of that, but at times it is tiresome and seems that the author is trying to add more pages to the book. I do not agree that more pages mean more interesting reading. If I want to know about the times, I will 'Google' for the information. Of [...]

    17. Great Victorian London setting for a gruesome murder case for Police Superintendent William Pitt.A number of headless corpses are found in Hyde Park and Pitt, along with a little help from his wife, who stays mainly in the background until near the end, eventually uncovers the whole murderous plot.I must confess to being slightly disappointed at the somewhat slow moving storyline but the London ambience manages to keep the attention until the end. I look forward to trying other books by Anne Per [...]

    18. Perry provided a story that is probably inspired by Jack the Ripper (who appeared in "Whitechapel".) This stories has multiple slayings of men and the major question is how they are all related. She provides excellent clues carefully enmeshed in the descriptions or story lines but even after recognizing the clues, I guessed wrong. Had I taken into consideration her own life, the clues might have provided better guidance.

    19. 3.5-4 starsIt's been a while since I've read an installment from the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and this book really reminded me why I like it. The overall atmosphere of a changing London, the little bits of humor with Charlotte and her family, the sweetness of Thomas - I like almost all of it. Sometimes the social ills/political topics are a bit much for me in these books, but this one was just fine.

    20. I can't fairly give this any star rating, as I read a few chapters, then skipped to the end. It seemed that as much time was being devoted to one character redecorating her home as to the mystery. Life is too short to read more of this book or more of the series. Obviously the Pitts have legions of devoted fans, but their saccharine adventures are not my cup of tea. (Charlotte reminds me a lot of Amanda Peabodyother series that I wish I could enjoy, but don't.)

    21. This was one of the first "adult books" when I was a pre-teen that I read based on a recommendation from my mom and it has always stuck with me and piqued my interest in Jack the Ripper and English Mystery books. At the time the writing may have been a little hard for me to fully grasp but this is still a book years later that I will pick up when I want a good read it while we connection to my mom.

    22. While the killer is easily figured out the main thrust of this book is the continuing story of Pitt and his work. The benefit of reading a long series is those readers can follow a family through good years and bad, anticipating the continuation of a story line. Some of the sub-plots in this book will be continued in future volumes. I felt Charlotte and Emily were underused in this story although Perry explained that away.

    23. Inspector Thomas Pitt's promotion to Superintendent and the resultant pressures and predicaments differentiate this from the average Charlotte & Thomas Pitt mystery. The gruesome, high-publicity murder case was interesting, and I found the domestic and political elements added, rather than detracted, from the story. Well-paced and plotted.

    24. The best in the series so far--Perry has added variety to her plots and it is great to see the development in the characters' lives. I thought Gracie's adventure was somewhat lacking in credibility, and I would have loved to know even more about Charlotte's decoration of the new house and the house itself. Good to see the series developing and the increased focus on Pitt.

    25. I have come to the conclusion that I read this series more for the characters than the mysteries themselves. While the stories are okay - it is the interaction between Thomas and Charlotte, Charlotte and Emily and Aunt Vespesia that are the real attraction to this series. I am intrigued to see what adventures they get into next.

    26. It had been a while since I read Anne Perry. Chose this one because it fit a couple of my challenges. Enjoyed the book but actually figured out who did it. That doesn't typically happen to me when reading this author. Would read her again. Love the fact that it is set in Victorian England, but wish the women had been a bit more involved in this one.

    27. It took me a long time to read this book but it wasn't because it didn't hold my attention. I read this book in braille which takes longer for me to read. I enjoyed this book very much; Charlotte always gets herself involved in one of Thomas' cases and always gets herself in trouble somehow, LOL. Now on to the next book in the series which is Traitor's Gate!

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