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The angel court affair : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry

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The angel court affair : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
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The angel court affair
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a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
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Anne Perry
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eng
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"When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself"--
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  • The twenty-seventh entry in this popular series once again has Thomas Pitt of the Home Office’s Special Branch confronting a problem that may rock the security of Victorian England. Special Branch, we’re told, was originally formed to deal with the Irish Problem, but expanded into a sort of counterterrorism unit. Pitt’s latest assignment (in 1898) seems ludicrous to him: he’s ordered to keep an eye on a young woman preacher from Spain whose preaching in England has divided the country: Is this woman a saint with a powerful message, or a blasphemer? Pitt feels he’s babysitting—until the preacher goes missing, and two of her acolytes are found murdered in a most grotesque, and perhaps meaningful, way. As usual in the series, Pitt consults a great deal with his insightful wife, Charlotte. The action moves from the UK to Spain and back again, with each move heightening the suspense. The novel would move faster, though, if the history of the time weren’t given in such heavy-handed and frequent doses. Not the best of the series, but satisfying for fans and of interest to historical-mystery readers in general. But skip the lectures. -- Fletcher, Connie (Reviewed 04-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 15)
  • Threats to a religious radical become Thomas Pitt's problem in bestseller Perry's 30th historical featuring the Pitt husband-and-wife sleuthing team (after 2014's Death on Blackheath), one of the series' better entries. Sofia Delacruz, an Englishwoman who has been living in Spain, has achieved notoriety for her views on the relationship between man and God. Right before she embarks on a speaking tour of England in April 1898, Sofia receives letters threatening her life, and Thomas, who's in charge of Special Branch, is ordered by his superior to insure that Sofia remains unharmed while on British soil. Since the U.S. has just declared war on Spain after the destruction of the USS Maine, international tensions, already exacerbated by a series of anarchist bombings, are at a high level. The Home Office fears that Sofia's death as a result of her beliefs could lead to war with Spain. Despite Thomas's best efforts, he's unable to shield her from violence. As usual, Perry melds the intellectual debates of the day with a suspenseful plot line. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 9, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 10, p)
  • This next entry in the New York Times best-selling Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series opens with the kidnapping of Sofia Delacruz, an eyebrow-raising young British preacher home from Spain on a murky mission. Not exactly thrilled when he was given the assignment to protect her, Thomas now realizes that there's more at stake than he imagined. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed October 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 16, p63)
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10389485
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Perry, Anne
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.E693
LC item number
A79 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
Series volume
[30]
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  • Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character)
  • Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character)
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A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel
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The angel court affair : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry
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25 cm
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First Edition.
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273 pages
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9780553391350
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(hbk. : alk. paper)
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2014045782
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)897510609
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The angel court affair : a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel, Anne Perry
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780553391350
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014045782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)897510609

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