Ashworth Hall (2020)

Ashworth Hall Anne Perry Holly Johnson Ashworth Hall When a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house to discuss Irish home rule contention is to be expected But when the meeting s moderator government bigwig Ainsley
  • Title: Ashworth Hall
  • Author: Anne Perry Holly Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780517287712
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ashworth Hall Anne Perry Holly Johnson When a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house to discuss Irish home rule, contention is to be expected But when the meeting s moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, negotiations seem doomed Unless Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, can root out the truth, simmering hatreds and paWhen a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house to discuss Irish home rule, contention is to be expected But when the meeting s moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, negotiations seem doomed Unless Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, can root out the truth, simmering hatreds and passions may again explode in murder.
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  1. Ira

    4.25 stars The Irish situation, that s how The Pitt called it.The story description will give you enough idea what is this story all about.When both side started their arguments, you couldn t help to believe how passionate and convinced they were in them and as an outsider you do feel despair sometimes about it, like Charlotte s feel.She thought, if this situation keep on like that, there will be no peace for another 50 years.Well Charlotte, the peace came at last, only took longer than you pred [...]

  2. Graeme Roberts

    I love Anne Perry for many reasons She teaches us effortlessly and her mysteries are also historical novels in a sense This one is steeped in The Irish Problem Her understanding of humans and our frailties and motivations is so deep and subtle She also understands and portrays love in a way that few can match.Ashworth Hall was another great experience, but I wish that she had provided some map of all the characters and their affiliations and motivations I know that that is almost an admission of [...]

  3. Connie Melton

    This is another excellent book by Anne Perry It is one of the books in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series and takes place in the 1890 s at the home of Charlotte s sister, Emily Emily s husband is a member of Parliament A meeting between the differing factions in the Irish Problem is being held at Emily s home Two of men involved are murdered It is Thomas s job, as a police superintendent, to find out who did it and why Charlotte is also a house guest and gets involved in the investigation As a [...]

  4. Jennifer

    I obviously love the Charlotte Thomas Pitt books a lot, and the way Anne Perry whips the solution to the mystery at the very end and then is like okay whatever nothing else that s been going on plot wise matters , but this one could definitely have used another few pages after the mystery s resolution.

  5. Ann

    I never fail to enjoy a Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mystery While it did get a bit confusing keeping the characters political sides straight, I really enjoyed the murder and the mystery I also like how some of the minor characters alongside the Pitts grew in this book I m really hoping we ll see of Tellman and Gracie in the next books.

  6. Renny

    I thoroughly enjoy Anne Perry s writing Each novel appears to be set in its own historical time frame with an accuracy and knowledge base of the human condition accurately portrayed This one dives into conflicts related to struggles between the Irish and English It is a complex story with multiple characters but well worth the read.

  7. Gail

    I always love this series The Irish question, however, does not hod my interest Still, it is good loved the Gracie and Tellman interaction

  8. Jacqueline

    Yet another gripping mystery which I could not put downIt took only a few days to complete this book and I learned a lot about the Irish problems Roll on the next mystery

  9. Christopher Huang

    First, the good stuff The story is entertainingly written, with lovely insights into the life of the servants, hosts and guests at a Victorian country house party The human relationships are interesting to observe, and the trivia associated with the cares and duties involved in running a Victorian household is equally fascinating I certainly enjoyed it, in spite of the shortcomings listed below.The bad Perhaps it was only the edition I had, but I found the editing a little lacking On a couple of [...]

  10. Scot

    This installment is fun, if that word can be used to describe a review of a series of murders that include a terrorist using dynamite in the 19th century Okay, that part s not so fun, but the setting is it s the country estate mentioned in the title which once belonged to Emily s first husband and now is home to Jack new to the House of Commons and his wife Emily, who is Charlotte s sister One of the character devices of this series was to have Emily marry up in class, Charlotte marry down, and [...]

  11. TheRLPL Rice Lake Public Library

    Patron Review This mystery is one of a series of Anne Perry s who dunnits that features the Scotland Yard detective, Thomas Pitt, and his wife Charlotte.l Her mysteries are really interesting because they are, at the same time, historical novels that recreate life in late 19th and early 20th century Britain, complete with its social, economic, and class divisions This particular mystery centers on a week long party at the country house of Jack Radley, a rising star in the foreign office and the [...]

  12. Gary Knoke

    It must be difficult to have the correction of wrongs in the Victorian era as one s personal cause It isn t as if one can return to those days and change things But Anne Perry has built a career around the elucidation of the problems of those years, somewhat as Charles Dickens did This particular book deals with the Irish Problem, which bedeviled England and Ireland for hundreds of years, and is only recently quiescent The problem with this social political issue is that most Americans probably [...]

  13. Regina Berg

    Every one of her novels centers on some social problem This one goes to the Irish English problems which gives some insights as to the historical background of these conflicts In this book, Emily and Charlotte seemed a little out of character with all their worrying In previous novels, Emily was never rude and Charlotte was always secure in her husband s love Gracie comes into her own at the age of 20, and becomes even beloved As with all Anne s novels, she is a master of dialogue One of the be [...]

  14. Correen

    A Pitt novel Emily and Jack are hosting a weekend party at their summer mansion to provide a venue for Irish leaders from the North and South to come together and attempt to work out a compromise Pitt has been assigned to cover the event as he can use his wife Charlotte, Emily s sister, as an excuse for being there He is taking Tellman, a policeman, as his valet to provide protection and Charlotte will take her maid Lizzie to play the role of lady s maid Like many of Perry s stories, this one i [...]

  15. Joy

    On a roll to reread, recall Anne Perrywant to record into without guess workThis one is focused on Irish IssueI visualized Downton Abbey PBS special currently on TV.183 when you take a stand like that in public, you can never go back on it, nno matter what oou learn afterwards You have left yourself no room to change, retreat or grow 261 Why do stories grow around anything Because someone leap to a conclusiona conclusion that suits the emotions they feel and widh to arouse in others After a whil [...]

  16. Tracy

    Not my favorite of Anne s but maybe it s because the topic didn t interest me that much Charlotte and Thomas are to be guests at the country mansion of Charlotte s sister Emily and her husband who is in the political realm of England Thomas is actually there undercover with his sergeant Tellman as the remaining guests are representatives of the two sides of the Irish Problem He is to protect the English negotiator, Greville Unfortunately Greville is killed in the bath one night The rest of the b [...]

  17. Becky

    I usually like to read series in sequence I put that aside to choose this as a book with a red spine for the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge.Fortunately, I enjoyed this book without needing to read previous mysteries.

  18. Laura

    Thomas and Charlotte Pitt ride again This time the scene is Ashworth Hall, a great country house where a secret conference between reluctant Irish Protestants and Catholics gather to discuss home rule for Ireland, a problem that has been with the British Isles since the reign of Elizabeth the First Pitt is requested by the government to attend the conference as a security force Unfortunately, Pitt s presence does not prevent the murder of the conference moderator Subsequently another murder occu [...]

  19. Rae

    The Pitts are at Emily and Jack s country house while a group of Irish and English representatives are working toward peace But it s hard to compromise when people are being murdered and it s a good thing Pitt is there to solve the crimes.Although this is not my favorite Pitt mystery mostly because of the political atmosphere , I did enjoy it Perry at her worst is still good and was able to figure out most of the whodunit well before the end of the book.It s a sad country, Gracie Phipps, but it [...]

  20. Jobiska (Cindy)

    I bought this a long time ago, after having rampaged through the several preceding books For some reason when they moved the setting outside of London, it threw me for a loop and I thought I wasn t interested any However, I finally picked it up again and alas for my pocketbook because I will now want to read the subsequent ones , I liked it I think early on the exposition of the plot, all in conversation, was rather dense I had to keep going back to page 10 I think it was where they explained w [...]

  21. LaRita

    I really enjoy Anne Perry s novels They are very well researched and I find the Victorian era fascinating Perry always does a great job of making the characters come to life It s not uncommon for me to sympathize with or even like a character even when I despise their behavior That s how real life can be, so she does a good job of multifaceted, genuine characterizations This particular novel was not my favorite as I sometimes had trouble with the keeping the characters straight in my head This i [...]

  22. Sandi Willis

    I noticed that some of Anne Perry s books deal with a lot of political issues This one deals with the struggle for self rule of Ireland and this seems to be the reason for the death of three men in this book I didn t realize that Ireland did not become an independent country until after World War I I enjoy learning about history this is one thing that I love about reading historical novels learning about many different historical events This mystery was hard to solve for the Pitts, and me I knew [...]

  23. LJ

    ASHWORTH HALL %Perry, Anne 17th in Thomas Pitt seriesThomas and Charlotte Pitt return in the latest brilliantly rendered novel of manners, s, and murder in Victorian England A group of Irish political figures, Protestants and Catholics, gathers at Ashworth Hall in hopes of finally resolving the volatile issue of home rule for Ireland When a mysterious murder shatters the decorum of the weekend, Scotland Yard s Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his clever wife Charlotte arrive to root out the truth. [...]

  24. Donna

    Puts Thomas and Charlotte in a familiar world for her, one seen from the other side for him A weekend house party to discuss the Irish Question puts Pitt undercover to protect the parties involved Of course, he is not successful and all the guests are trapped until the mystery is solved while the conference continues with Jack Radley, Emily s husband, now in charge and now in danger There is always a back story and in this one there are two Gracie is along acting as Charlotte s maid and entrance [...]

  25. Allison

    This one touched on the Irish home rule issue and was set in the country Interesting read, as usual but it didn t wrap up quite as neatly as I would have preferred The who and why and how are answered, but some of it seems a bit unlikely.Here s a little bit of marriage advice from Great Aunt Vespasia to Charlotte Nobody is everything to someone else, nor should they seek to be Moderate your demands at times, disguise some of your less fortunate attributes, learn to keep your own counsel in certa [...]

  26. Laura Edwards

    My favorite book in the series All my favorite characters gathered in one place and offering insight to the story Charlotte, Thomas, Emily, Gracie We also get our first good look at Tellman s true character The only thing which would have made it better was having Vespasia at the gathering But then Charlotte would have no reason to go to London and obtain a crucial piece of evidence And, as always, the mystery keeps the reader guessing This one is fast paced Stayed up all night to finish

  27. Elise Dubois

    I enjoyed the book until almost the very end Then it was like the author had no idea what to do with the book, so lets go back to the class throw everyone in a room and someone will confess A huge let down and really disappointing Not to mention that Charlotte and Emily were barely a there Even Pitt and Tellman seemed like accessories I guess I was too disappointed with the ending As this seems to be happening and as the series progresses, I m not sure it s worth it to continue to the next boo [...]

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