“The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry’s] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Perry is a forceful plotter and a consistently polished writer.”—Seattle Weekly
“Perry is [a] master of crime fiction.”—Baltimore Sun
“When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap
When an upper-class boy is found violated and dead in London's most dangerous slums, Inspector Pitt is shocked. But when the Waybournes, the boy's family, refuse to answer the police's questions, Inspector Pitt begins to wonder what secrets they were trying to hide. His wife and helpmeet, Charlotte, is determined to find out--even it if means tearing down the facades of an oh-so-proper family....
"The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry's] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes."
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER