Bluegate Fields by Anne Perry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When the naked body of a young boy of good family appears in the sewers of Bluegate Field, Thomas Pitt has the task of finding out where and why the boy was killed. The crime is a despicable one and the upper class close ranks to hide the scandal. When an innocent, but unpleasant man is arrested for the crime, Pitt has to battle with his superiors and his conscience and is in danger of losing his position.
This is one of the better mysteries of this series. Anne Perry takes us into the brothels of Bluegate Field and the unspeakable practice of selling young boys into male prostitution. She also details how many of the upper class close ranks and stifle justice in order to protect one of their own even at the expense of the innocent. The veneer of impeccable manners and codes of honor often cover a base dishonesty and injustice.
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