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The Hyde Park Headsman Book Review Summary

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Thomas Pitt has recently been promoted from Detective to Superintendent and is faced with what will become his most challenging case to date.

The Honorable Oakley R.N. has been brutally murdered. His beheaded body has just been found in Hyde Park. Working with sketchy evidence,Thomas Pitt begins to suspect that this victim was no stranger to his murderer. With little evidence to work with, Pitt is at a loss to nab the killer, allowing the madman or madwoman to strike again, not once but three more deadly times. With the help of his well-bred amateur detective wife, Charlotte, Thomas finally finds enough evidence to solve the terrifying case of "The Hyde Park Headsman."

This report prepared by Sarah Bryson








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   18th century Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes

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