Triple Jeopardy Book Review

Triple Jeopardy Book Review

Title: Triple Jeopardy
Author: Anne Perry
Published: April 9, 2019, Ballantine Books
No. of Pages: 320
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $13.99 Kindle

In the second novel of the Daniel Pitt Series, Triple Jeopardy, Daniel is manipulated into representing Philip Sidney, a British diplomat who used diplomatic immunity, and immediately came back to England, who is accused of breaking into the home of a prominent and wealthy US citizen, attacking his daughter, and ripping a necklace from her neck. Evidence that Sidney is guilty of embezzlement surfaces, and it is thought that if Daniel defends Sidney, he can bring out the charges that occurred in the United States. Daniel’s sister, Jemima and her husband Patrick are visiting from America. Patrick is close to and has a lot of respect for the family involved, and Daniel feels obligated to do as asked. As Daniel investigates the case, he finds that he isn’t sure that Sidney is guilty, and works to find the facts.

Anne Perry’s historical novels are rich with factual information on the late 1800s/early 1900s and this series is a continuation of the bestselling Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt are Daniel’s parents). This novel is fascinating, and the characters are well-developed, so that the novel seems like we are reading about old friends. Those who have read the previous series are familiar with the characters, but new readers will not be left in the dark, since Perry’s writing style includes enough information on the characters that they seem real and are easy to get to know.

While Perry’s historical mysteries may not be intense thrillers, Triple Jeopardy has dozens of ups and downs, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Perry is an excellent storyteller, and her books are well-organized. There is charm in this novel, and Perry has captured the ambience of the period.

Anyone who enjoys historical fiction would do well to read this series. Highly recommended. Anne Perry is one of the best historical fiction writers today; although her novels involve fictional characters, those fictional characters are involved in factual scenarios for the period and readers learn about the period while enjoying a good story at the same time.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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