"Elegant . . . The clear parallels [Perry] draws to current political issues are persuasive--and chilling."--The New York Times Book Review
"[Anne] Perry has once again delivered the tasty concoction her readers have come to expect . . . and presents us with moral and political puzzles that are all too close to our own."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Long Spoon Lane is one of [Perry's] best."--The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer."
"[Readers] will appreciate the cleverly orchestrated political machinations as much as the personal agendas."--Booklist
"Engrossing . . . a convincing historical backdrop with echoes of modern-day fears."--Publishers Weekly
Not even the police force is free from corruption...
Anne Perry's bestselling Inspector Pitt novels entice readers into a literary world almost as real as the original, and are perfect for fans of C. J. Samson and Ann Granger. In Long Spoon Lane, flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, while the London police watch over all. Or so people believe...
'The period setting allows both some thoughtful debate on a difficult problem and a solution more reassuring than anything you'll find in tomorrow's papers' - Kirkus Reviews
Early one morning, two bombs explode in an East London street. Forewarned of the attack, Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch, arrives in time to chase the bombers to a tenement in Long Spoon Lane. There, two men are arrested and one shot dead; but who and where and is the killer? As Pitt investigates, he uncovers truths more disturbing than the acts of a few misguided idealists. There's a web of corruption within the police force, and all the clues point to Inspector Wetron of Bow Street as its mastermind. But as head of the sinister Inner Circle, Wetron has powerful allies in every sphere.
What readers are saying about Long Spoon Lane:
'[Anne Perry] is quite exceptional in her ability to craft a complex plot with wholesome characters in a fascinating period/location. I can barely wait for Pitt's next adventure'
'Totally captivating, I could not put it down'