Twenty-one Days

Twenty-one Days

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In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London's Special Police Branch.

1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents' influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman's noose--in only twenty-one days.

Could Mrs. Graves's violent death have anything to do with her husband's profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel's investigation unexpectedly to London's Special Branch--and, disturbingly, to one of his father's closest colleagues.

Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect--and trust his natural instincts--to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man hang for another's heinous crime.

Praise for Twenty-One Days

"Set ten years after Murder on the Serpentine , [Anne] Perry's excellent new series launch expertly takes the Pitts into a new century and makes use of the scientific advancements of the time, fingerprints and X-rays, to add fresh drama to the courtroom scenes. . . . Fans of Perry's long-running [Charlotte and] Thomas Pitt series will delight in following the adventures of a new generation." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Readers will quickly fall in love with [Daniel] Pitt, following along as he investigates a gruesome murder and chuckling as he throws those involved off kilter. Perry is a master at bringing setting to life, and readers will be taken in by the time and place as they get to know Daniel Pitt and those close to him in this engaging novel." -- RT Book Reviews

"The maven of well-crafted Victorian mysteries and author of both the William Monk series and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries introduces the Pitts' son, Daniel, junior barrister, in this first of what proves to be an intriguing, entertaining, and character-centric new series. . . . Perry introduces Daniel and his cohort, the brilliant Miriam Fforde Croft, and raises the knotty question of whether some clients are truly undefendable." -- Booklist
Alternative Title: 21 days
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399179884
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 25 cm.


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Jan 20, 2019

Anne Perry’s books are really good. She has added another engaging character in Daniel Pitt. This was a good first book. And she may have established the supporting characters and maybe a love interest for subsequent books.

Sep 20, 2018

Congrats to Anne Perry, she has managed to bring another generation into her wonderful stories. This is every bit as entertaining and historically educational as all others. Charming, clever and a page turner.

Jul 22, 2018

Quite a good story for the first
Daniel Pitt book..,,but then again it was written by a genius...

Nov 02, 2017

Anne Perry is on to the next generation of Pitts. Her stories are always well written and have many twists and turns and the courtroom drama , of course.. Enjoyable.


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