Ashworth Hall

Ashworth Hall

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Baker & Taylor
Scotland Yard's Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his clever spouse, Charlotte, investigate a murder at a secret summit of Irish political figures that threatens to precipitate a civil war

Blackwell North Amer
The gathering has the appearance of a smart autumn house party - stunning women and powerful men enjoying a few days of leisurely pleasure in a setting of exquisite beauty. In fact, the guests are Irish Protestants and Catholics gathered in reluctant parley over home rule for Ireland, a problem that has plagued the British Isles since the reign of Elizabeth I. When the meeting's moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, the negotiations seem doomed.
Superintendent Thomas Pitt of Scotland Yard almost despairs as divorce proceedings involving the great Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell and his mistress, Kitty O'Shea, become an open scandal. To make matters worse, it seems the late Greville himself may have had a less than savory personal life. The surviving guests - six men and five women - unleash their true feelings, or perhaps only pretend to. Their servants follow suit. Unless Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, can root out the truth, simmering passions above and below stairs may again explode in murder, the hopeful home rule movement may collapse, and civil war may destroy Ireland.

Baker
& Taylor

Scotland Yard's Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his clever spouse, Charlotte, return in their seventeenth outing as they investigate a murder at a secret summit of Irish political figures that threatens to precipitate a civil war. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, c1997
ISBN: 9780449908440
0449908445
Characteristics: 373 p.

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CMRDonovan
Feb 07, 2018

Terrific book. Didn't know what to expect, having never read Anne Perry before.

Really enjoyed it. Good details, gets you right into the location and the personalities.

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