Friday, August 3, 2012

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry

Dorchester Terrace is the 27th book in Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Victorian mystery series. Although reading it was like spending time with old friends, the series is definitely ready to wind down. The author spent more time with side characters than she did with the two main characters. The plot did not grab me, and there was more language that felt out of place than usual. (I don't know - is "go rogue" really a phrase that would have been used about people in this time frame?) If you are a fan of the series, you’ll probably enjoy the book well enough, but if you are new to the series I predict it will be hard to follow and to feel engaged by the characters. I recommend starting with the excellent first book in the series, The Cater Street Hangman.

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