Trovati 11 documenti.
Trovati 11 documenti.
New York : North-South, 1992
New York : Christie, Manson & Woods international, ©1992
New York : Fawcett Crest, 1992
Abstract: Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, has died in a tragic fire. But whether the blaze was set by an arsonist aiming for the doctor, or set by the doctor himself, Inspector Thomas Pitt isn't certain. With the scarcity of clues, Pitt turns to Clemency's stuffy, but distinguished, relatives. Meanwhile, Pitt's wellborn wife, Charlotte, retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked the last months of her life, and finds herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centers of power....
New York : Fawcett Crest, 1993
Abstract: When an obscure moneylender named William Weems is murdered in the humble Clerkenwell district, there are no mourners—and there is more than a little discreet rejoicing among those whose meager earnings he so mercilessly devoured. Yet when Inspector Pitt finds in the murdered man’s office a list containing the names of some of London’s most distinguished gentlemen, he begins to realize the magnitude of his duty. William Weems, it transpires, was no common usurer but a vicious blackmailer. Fortunately, Pitt’s clever, well-born wife, Charlotte, has entrée to London’s best society. Her insights prove to be invaluable to Pitt’s investigation as she observes, at glittering balls and over gossipy tea tables, a world of passion, power, and greed that the police are seldom permitted to see.
New York : Bantam Books, 1991
Abstract: It was meant to be a festive engagement weekend. But, when Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his fiancée, Deborah Cotter, arrive at Howenstow, Lynley's family home, they find the atmosphere rife with tension. For Lynley's friend, forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, who is struggling with the dual pain of losing Deborah and of watching his sister involve herself in an unsavory relationship, the weekend stretches out interminably. Only the presence of his old friend, Helen Clyde, affords him any comfort. As for Lynley, estranged from his mother and now faced with the fact that his younger brother has returned to an earlier drug dependence, home is full of tormenting memories he'd much rather forget. Then a journalist is found gruesomely murdered in the nearby village of Nanrunnel, and the engagement party is well and truly over. Though the crime is out of Lynley's jurisdiction as a criminal investigator for New Scotland Yard, it soon becomes his primary concern-for the majority of the evidence points not only to the man who manages his estate but ultimately to Lynley's own family. More violent deaths will follow, as will a crushing betrayal of love and friendship. As St. James assists Lynley in painstakingly piecing together the forensic evidence at each crime scene, a clear picture of the real motives for each death begins to emerge. But what St. James can't fully understand-and what Lynley is unwilling to speak of-is that blood ties are nearly unbreakable in this Cornwall village, as are the bonds between the Howenstow aristocrats and those who have long served them and who would keep their secrets to the grave.
New York : Anchor Books, 1992
New York [etc] : Bantam Books, 1992