Title: The Cater Street Hangman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2008
This is the first book in Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. I tend to be drawn to British writers and I love the 1800's, so this book was satisfying in many ways. I loved the characters in this book, especially Grandmama. Well, actually, my feelings for her were of the love/hate kind. She was funny and aggravating at the same time, and she certainly added spice to the story. I thought I had the mystery figured out early on, but I was wrong! So, this one kept me guessing throughout the story. I love a good mystery that keeps me guessing! There are several surprises in this book. Most of the stories about the mid 1800's keep sex out of the story, but this one takes a good look at sex and the differences of expectations between men and women during this era. You also of course get to know Charlotte and Thomas from their beginnings in this book. I plan to read the others in this series because I enjoyed this one ever so much!
"Couldn't he? Charlotte looked at him, then surrepettiously at Dominic. How much of people really showed in their faces? Did any of them guess the wildness of feeling in her?" page 104