Sunday, April 03, 2011

18. Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry

I haven't read any Charlotte and Thomas Monk book for several years and had forgotten how enjoyable this couple is.  Charlotte comes from an upper-society family but fell  in love with Thomas (gasp, he is a lowly policeman) in the first book in the series.  They defy family and society and get married.  In this book, they live in a normal home with their two children and a housekeeper.  Thomas has been forced to leave the police department and is now working with Special Forces in an attempt to curb the anarchists who are trying to create a new society.  The book is full of police corruption and intrigue at the higest levels of Parliament.  Thomas forms an uneasy alliance with an old enemy to thwart the ambitions of a mutaul enemy.  I like the historical aspects of this book (late 1800's, I believe) when the police were just beginning to be accepted.  Plus Thomas and Charlotte are wonderful characters.  It was a good book with a good mystery, danger, and action.  A great series.  Rating:  4.25

1 comment:

  1. This is a great series. I've read the first one several times. I'm behind on keeping up and haven't read this selection, but I'll get to it again soon.