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Book Review: Death with a Double Edge

Updated: Mar 5

This was my maiden voyage in reading a novel written by the author Anne Perry, and my first thought after completing the story was, why haven’t I been reading more from her before now? I have a whole lot to make up for.

Death With A Double Edge

by Anne Perry

ISBN-13: 9780593356517

Publisher: Random House Publishing

Publication date: 4/13/2021

Series: Daniel Pitt Series , #4

Pages: 288

I would like to first thank NetGalley and Ballantine Books (Random House Publishing Group) for the advanced copy of this book. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Daniel Pitt’s investigation into his colleague’s murder leads him through London’s teeming underbelly to the suspicious dealings of one of England’s most influential shipbuilding magnates in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry

Death with a Double Edge is the fourth installment of the Daniel Pitt series.

The story takes place in the early 1900’s London, when a constable arrives at Daniel Pitt’s law firm in order to ask him to identify a body that was found in a not so nice part of London. The victim had a business card that belonged to Pitt in his coat pocket. He reluctantly goes along with the constable, the whole while he was hoping it wasn’t his partner Kitteridge.

Upon arrival at the morgue, Daniel spots Kitteridge coat hanging in the room where the corpse was lying. He is dreading to see whether the corpse was his partner, but instead when the sheet is lifted to reveal the face of the victim it was a senior member of the chamber Jonah Drake and not Kitteridge.

Now, Daniel Pitt must investigate with help from his parents Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (main characters from the previous Anne Perry novels), fellow colleagues and friends from the past to get to the bottom as to why Drake was killed.

The investigation leads to much larger problems and people in high places are involved. The details in the book are written crystal clear and the book is a real page turner, uncomplicated to read. At times the story does become a bit monotonous and seems like the story is going around in circles, but it does pick up steam towards the end.

Also, I was not able to pick up on a vibe or quirky personality traits of the main character, Daniel Pitt. Maybe his temperament is described in previous installments of this series, but for me it just felt like a enter character name here kind of vibe, so I never grew any attachment to the main character of the story. The ending was a bit predictable, but I did enjoy the imagery along the way the author expresses.

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