The Whitechapel Conspiracy

The Whitechapel Conspiracy

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
In the wake of a successful but unlikely sentencing of a distinguished soldier and murder suspect, Bow Street Station Superintendent Thomas Pitt is removed from office and forced to work undercover in the dangerous East End Special Branch.

Blackwell North Amer
It is spring, 1892. Queen Victoria persists in her life of self-absorbed seclusion. The Prince of Wales outrages decent people with his mistresses and profligate ways. The grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend, Martin Fetters.
Though Thomas Pitt should receive praise for providing key testimony in the Fetters investigation, Adinett's powerful friends of the secretive inner circle make sure he is vilified instead. Thus Pitt is suddenly relieved of his Bow Street command and reassigned to the clandestine Special Branch in the dangerous East End. There he must investigate alleged anarchist plots, working undercover and living, far from his family, in Whitechapel, one of the area's worst slums. His allies are few - among them clever Charlotte and intrepid Gracie, the maid who knows the neighborhood and can maneuver it without raising eyebrows. But neither of them anticipates the horrors soon to be revealed.

Baker
& Taylor

In the wake of a successful but unlikely sentencing of a distinguished soldier and murder suspect, Bow Street Station Superintendent Thomas Pitt is removed from office and forced to work undercover in the dangerous East End Special Branch. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345433282
0345433289
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm.

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polar_bear Jul 03, 2012

Cleverly plotted. Description of the historical context is excellent although I did notice one or two factual errors. The leading characters are very well-rounded and seem very human. The description of the marriage of the leading characters is warm and insightful. Other characters are less easy to grasp.

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