I recently started reading The Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series by Anne Perry. In the first book, The Cater Street Hangman, Charlotte and Thomas meet and by the end of the book they marry. Thomas is a police inspector and so I was curious to see how the rest of the series would handle solving the mysteries, if Charlotte would be involved at all.
Callander Square takes place a couple of years after The Cater Street Hangman. Charlotte does help Thomas in the case at Callander Square and also her sister, Emily. I found it fun having the two sisters involved and working together. As much as this is a mystery story I thought it was also a story about neighbors and friends. Really we only know what they want us to know. It is also a story about guilt. Many of the characters try to hide something about their lives because they are afraid it will make them look guilty, even if they were not involved in the original crime. I’m finding these books to be as much about human nature as they are about mysteries.
Though I am bothered by the amount of affairs in the last couple of books and how affairs are protrayed to be expected and a normal part of society I am curious to see, with the books seeming to be about human nature, if the author continues with this and if she is saying anything about society with it.