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The Whitechapel Conspiracy

The Whitechapel Conspiracy

It is Spring, 1892 and Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. In a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished old soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend Martin Fetters. It should be a time for Pitt to rejoice and bask in the praise of his superiors, but through the machinations of the Inner Circle he is sacked from Bow Street and transferred to Special Branch. Far from his family and home he is now in the squalid and dangerous slums of London’s East End, but Gracie, the maid, is there to help him...

  • "Edgar-Award winner Anne Perry pulls out the stops and delivers one of the finest performances of her career… This is a mesmerizing and suspenseful tale, rich in period detail, rife with articulate and believable characters." Publishers Weekly (starred review),
  • "It’s a beauty, brilliantly presented, ingeniously developed and packed with political implications that reverberate on every level of British society… Pitt delivers Perry’s most harrowing insights into the secret lives of the elegant Victorians who have long enchanted and repelled her." New York Times,
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