A killer is on the loose, targeting victims with a mysterious connection that young barrister Daniel Pitt must deduce before more bodies pile up, in this intricately woven mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
A serial killer is roaming the streets of London, and Daniel Pitt’s university chum Ian, now a member of the police, is leading the search. The murders happen on rainy nights, but Ian knows the victims must have something in common beyond the weather. He turns to Miriam fford Croft, Daniel’s good friend and now officially one of the first female pathologists in London, to tap her scientific know-how to find details he and Daniel have missed.
With Miriam involved in the murder investigation, Ian passes Daniel the case of Nicholas Wolford, their former university professor. Charged with assault after reacting violently to an accusation of plagiarism, Wolford, a proud, boastful man, is loath to admit he was in the wrong. But Daniel must defend him—whether he likes him or not.
As the murders continue with no clue as to who is committing them, Miriam, Daniel, and Ian find themselves questioning everything. Is the “Rainy-day Slasher,” as the newspapers have dubbed the killer, really just one person? Or have the investigators stumbled into a more complicated web of deceit? The answer may lie closer than anyone could have expected.
About the Author
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She is also the author of a series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt’s son, Daniel, including Death with a Double Edge and One Fatal Flaw, as well as the Elena Standish series, including A Darker Reality and A Question of Betrayal; a series of five World War I novels; nineteen holiday novels (most recently A Christmas Legacy); and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Byzantine Empire. She lives in Los Angeles.
Praise for Death with a Double Edge
“Timely . . . and engaging . . . another terrific mystery.”—Bookreporter
“[A] veritable page-turner . . . Perry is a skilled craftsperson, and she delivers an exciting and satisfying resolution.”—Historical Novel Society
“Brava Anne Perry—long may we continue to follow the exploits of the Pitt family.”—Criminal Element
Praise for One Fatal Flaw
“One Fatal Flaw is at once a courtroom thriller, a psychological-suspense tale, and a novel of manners (with Perry being especially sharp on class distinctions).”—The Wall Street Journal
“Reliable Edwardian legal suspense, liberally flavored with contemporary feminism, from an old pro.”—Kirkus Reviews
“One Fatal Flaw is like a set of Russian dolls. . . . Anne Perry is a masterful writer and this series just gets better and better.”—Criminal Element
“Characters are rich and multi-faceted, and their development skillfully merges details from the past with hints of the future. Young women, in particular, are fleshed out in unexpected-of-the-times ways. . . . One Fatal Flaw . . . captivates with both major and minor characters that readers will look forward to following.”—Historical Novel Society
Praise for Triple Jeopardy
“Readers may find themselves smitten with Daniel and with the dauntless Miriam fford Croft. . . . [Perry is] primarily identified for her authentic period sets and well-rendered characters. . . . This book is an excellent example of her craft.”—Booklist
“Veteran Perry dials back the period detail and the updates on the lives of the continuing characters to focus on one of her most teasing mysteries, this time with a courtroom finale that may be her strongest ever.”—Kirkus Reviews