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Long Spoon Lane

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This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.

Written in English

323 pages

Anne Perry's bestselling Victorian novels offer readers an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream or English ale--enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original. While flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so people believe. . . .Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom?As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that there is more to the terrorism than the destructive gestures of misguided idealists. The police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks--and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country.To defeat Wetron, Pitt finds that he must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they prevail? As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.From the first sentence to the last, Long Spoon Lane is a miracle of suspense, of plot and counterplot, bluff and counterbluff, in a take-no-prisoners battle between good and evil. It is possibly the very best of all the wonderful Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels.From the Hardcover edition.

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Long Spoon Lane: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
March 28, 2006, Ballantine Books
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Long Spoon Lane
2006, Random House Publishing Group
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Long Spoon Lane
2005, Large Print Press
in English
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Long Spoon Lane: a novel / Anne Perry.
2005, Ballantine Books
in English - 1st ed.
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Long Spoon Lane
2005, Headline
in English
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Long Spoon Lane
2005, Thorndike Press
in English
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Long Spoon Lane: a novel
2005, Ballantine Books
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Long Spoon Lane

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Anne Perry's bestselling Victorian novels offer readers an elixir as addictively rich as Devonshire cream or English ale--enticing millions into a literary world almost as real as the original. While flower sellers, costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so people believe. . . .Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the Special Branch, is summoned to Long Spoon Lane, where anarchists are plotting an attack. Bombs explode, destroying the homes of many poor people. After a chase, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom?As Pitt delves into the case, he finds that there is more to the terrorism than the destructive gestures of misguided idealists. The police are running a lucrative protection racket, and clues suggest that Inspector Wetron of Bow Street is the mastermind. As the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, Wetron is using his influence with the press to whip up fears of more attacks--and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. This would make him the most powerful man in the country.To defeat Wetron, Pitt finds that he must run in harness with his old enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the unlikely allies are joined by Pitt's clever wife, Charlotte, and her great aunt, Lady Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they prevail? As they strive to prevent future destruction, nothing less than the fate of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.From the first sentence to the last, Long Spoon Lane is a miracle of suspense, of plot and counterplot, bluff and counterbluff, in a take-no-prisoners battle between good and evil. It is possibly the very best of all the wonderful Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels.From the Hardcover edition.

Long Spoon Lane

a novel

SO 12.02.04 3VTNB 1GT 2HT 2SC 1BE 1ME

This edition was published in by Ballantine Books in New York.


Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR6066.E693 L66 2005b

The Physical Object

Pagination
323 p.
Number of pages
323

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20944289M
Internet Archive
longspoonlanecha00anne
ISBN 10
0345469283, 0345469275
LC Control Number
2004060898
OCLC/WorldCat
57005887
Library Thing
32117
Goodreads
72731
1703538

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