SUMMER READING TIME!
That said, yes I know this is number 19 in the series. And while I prefer the earlier ones, at Tutt Library we have only have 4 from this series. Conduct a subject Search on: Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. The library does have other of her books including some of the Monk series.
Anyway, it's a fun and interesting series set in Victorian England. Charlotte is member of society. She is also a lady who married beneath her when she wed Thomas Pitt who is a detective on London's police force. (They meet in the first book of the series, The Cater Street Hangman). Meanwhile, Charlotte's sister has married a lord, viscount (ranks above a baron and below an earl or count - so not too shabby). Charlotte manages to live between these two worlds allowing the reader to glimpse London life in the late 1800s. Balancing her society connections with her wifely duties, Charlotte assists her husband in his investigations.
The mysteries are good, they do get more and more political as Pitt climbs the career ladder. I really like the historical accuracy of the time. So if you like mystery in a historical setting, check these out.
TIGER link: PR6066.E693 B43 1999