Midnight at Marble Arch

Midnight at Marble Arch

eBook - 2013
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When the bodies of two high-profile women are discovered, bearing signs of rape, and an innocent man is accused of the crime, Thomas Pitt's quest for the truth forces him to play a dangerous game of international politics and murder.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345536679
0345536673
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (337 p.)

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jkeaton
Apr 15, 2017

This is an uncomfortable book, because the crime of rape is horrendous, yet the moral debate around rape and the backlash on the victims of rape was and is so difficult. Perry manages to capture both the Victorian and modern thinking about rape, and through her characters explores all the difficult sides of rape, intimidation, greed, and betrayal, from 'decent women don't get raped' to 'what if it were my daughter'. I had to put the book down a couple of times because the subject matter is so dark, and the emotions of the book's characters so raw, and the hypocrisy of many so real.

That said, I am glad I picked it up again, and glad I read it. Truly a literary triumph for Perry! Just be forewarned, like much great literature, not an easy read.

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LINDA J YOUMANS
Jul 09, 2014

WHY CANNOT THIS LIBRARY LIST THE # OF EACH BOOK IN THE SERIES. IF I KNOW THIS IS #5 I MIGHT LIKE TO START WITH AN EARLIER ONE OF THE CHARLOTTE & THOMAS PITT NOVELS

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9digitnana
Jun 28, 2013

Awesome study in character as usual. I love the way she explores taboo subjects and their treatment by society in the midst of a murder mystery.

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sandraperkins
Jun 20, 2013

I have always enjoyed this series, but this is the best book yet! I was on the edge of my seat right up to the last page! Great characters, great plot--I look forward to the next book!

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blueroo276
Jun 12, 2013

Darker than the previous books in this series, but still a compelling story.

ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

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Palomino
Jun 07, 2013

There was a bit of a game going on in this book -- who will break down first. I also missed a clue at the beginning, so I spent the whole book thinking the criminal was someone else. The book is set in Victorian times, but the issues surrounding rape, sadly, are still relevant.

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