In Anne Perry’s Bluegate Fields, the sixth book in her Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series, she tackles the topic of child boy prostitution when an upper class boy is found dead in a dangerous part of London. Inspector Pitt is receiving a lot of pressure to solve the murder and with the help of his wife, Charlotte, continues working on the case until he uncovers the truth.
What I loved the most about this book was the help that Charlotte and her sister, Emily try to give to people who live a very different life style than they do. They saw prostitution differently than many in their social class and realized that help needed to be given. It was a problem that they aren’t able to solve themselves and so they took the matter to people who did have the power to find solutions and change the climate of social opinion. I enjoyed reading their example of empathy and kindness.