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READ · The Cater Street Hangman ´ Panic and fear strike the Ellison household when one of their own falls prey to the Cater Street murderer While Mrs Ellison and her three daughters are out their maid becomes the third victim of a killer who strangles young women with cheese wire leaving their swollen faced bodies on the dark streets of this genteelE Ellison struggling to remain within the confining boundaries of Victorian manners has no trouble expressing herself to the irritating policeman As their relationship shifts from antagonistic sparring to a romantic connection the socially mismatched pair must solve the mystery before the hangman strikes aga. 35 Stars Imagine if you will a society that expected women to stifle their feelings for the good of all A proper lady would marry bear children and serve her husband and family She was to be pleasing and her household was presumed to run with complete order Her goal was to avoid any cause for upset and she was expected to look the other way when necessaryCharlotte Ellison was a product of the times Though they loved her immensely she was the bane of her parents In her early twenties she lived at home with no marital prospects on the horizon She had never learned to mask her feelings as her sisters had done Tempers flared a few choice words were said and depending on who the recipient was forgiveness was asked I had to remind myself of two things as I was reading The Cater Street Hangman This was Anne Perry's debut novel and it was first published in 1979 If I thought it was a standalone I might have rated it lower But I knew going in that it was the first story in a series One of Ms Perry's main purposes was to set up the background and introduce characters Charlotte was not the most likable heroine for the brunt of the story For that matter I had issues with most of the characters Except Inspector Thomas Pitt He was tall his looks were plain but he had a beautiful voice His clothes were rumpled and his hair needed to be brushed He was also intelligent patient and managed to overlook the continual rudeness that plagued him by the upperclass Charlotte included Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte She thought she was in love with someone that was unattainable She argued with her sisters She pestered her father She was snooty and abrasive at times I thought than once why was Thomas fascinated with her Besides the mystery which was good the novel was about hierarchy social classes and s Unlike so many historical romances it did not glorify the Victorian era Besides the actual murders there were secrets hidden agendas guilt and for lack of a better term characters with eyes wide shut

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Panic and fear strike the Ellison household when one of their own falls prey to the Cater Street murderer While Mrs Ellison and her three daughters are out their maid becomes the third victim of a killer who strangles young women with cheese wire leaving their swollen faced bodies on the dark streets of this. In July 2003 I first came across Anne Perry’s “Charlotte and Thomas Pitt” series I read 17 of them including this one However I read them all out of order – and many of them were not available at all at my Library so it was a bit of a scrambled mess One thing I do remember I loved reading this seriesWhen I decided to fill in the gaps I noticed that I had not read #2 through and including #5 So as soon as I had an available series spot I decided to rectify this Then I decided to read the very first one over again so there would be a bit cohesion I am very glad I didThis series takes place in the Victorian era in England and Anne Perry did her research So many of the “rules for women in polite society” would probably come as a gigantic surprise to many younger women today It is even possible they might read this and decide it was all made up nonsense but I hope they read my review first I can assure them that this was indeed the way women were reuired to behave and we have come a very long way in a relatively short time historically speakingThen there is Charlotte The middle daughter she is independent in her thinking and freuently gets into trouble with her family for her forthrightness At the same time her mother especially admires this daughter who doesn’t bother to hide her emotions and speaks her mind – possibly because that is what she would prefer to do herselfWe meet the rest of Charlotte’s family in this novel as well There are several murders that take place and the freuency combined with everyone knowing the victims terrorizes the entire neighbourhood as they all take place on Cater Street Inspector Thomas Pitt meets the family – and Charlotte – when one of their young maids becomes a victimAnne Perry is a terrific storyteller and guess what I love reading terrific stories If you are looking for a series that will keep you entertained and absorbed into a different time and place I can highly recommend this series as it will definitely satisfy

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The Cater Street HangmanGenteel neighborhood Inspector Pitt assigned to the case must break through the walls of upper class society to get at the truth His in depth investigation gradually peels away the proper veneer of the elite world exposing secrets and desires until suspicion becomes frightening than truth Outspoken Charlott. I read this on a day I stayed home sick from work I felt terrible but escaping into this book gave me several hours of wonderful distraction Perry perfectly evoked the spirit and flavor of the era and what life was like for an intelligent and curious young woman in a time when those were not considered favorable attributes for womenThe mystery is good touching as it does the obsessions the Victorians had for sex and religion The best thing for me in The Cater Street Hangman is the sense of increasing fear that Charlotte suffers as women are killed and she begins to suspect everyone around her She starts to realize that the pleasant faces shown in public hide a multitude of sins hypocrisy and secrets