Rutland Place by Anne Perry
"When Anne Perry puts Thomas and Charlotte Pitt on the case, we are in exemplary Victorian company."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
When Charlotte Pitt, well-born wife of Thomas Pitt, the police investigator, learned of her mother's distress in losing a locket with a compromising picture, she did not know it was the beginning of several bizarre events that would end in sudden death. For hidden behind the sumptuous elegance of Ruthland Place were terrible secrets. Secrets so horrifying that only murder could conceal them. And only the dogged persistence of Charlotte and Thomas could reveal them....Another visit with Thomas and Charlotte and the manners (and murders) of the victorian age.....