Twenty-One Days (Daniel Pitt, #1) by Anne Perry

Twenty-One Days (Daniel Pitt, #1)

In this first book in a new series, Thomas Pitt's son Daniel races to save his client from execution, setting him against London's Special Police Branch.It's 1910, and Daniel Pitt is a reluctant lawyer who would prefer to follow in the footsteps of his detective father. When the biographer Russell Graves, who Daniel is helping defend, is sentenced to execution for the murder of his wife, Daniel's Pitt-family investigative instincts kick in, and h...


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TitleTwenty-One Days (Daniel Pitt, #1)
ISBN9780399179884
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Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Historical Mystery
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Reviews Twenty-One Days (Daniel Pitt, #1)

  • OLT
    1970-01-01
    When an author writes a multiple-book series featuring a character, or in the case of Perry's original Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, a couple, the decision must be made whether to keep the protagonist(s) in a time bubble or to allow them to age. Perry began her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Victorian mystery series years ago with THE CATER STREET HANGMAN, first published in 1979, and in that one upper-class Charlotte meets Thomas Pitt, a lowly po...
  • Alisha
    1970-01-01
    This mystery novel begins a new spin-off from a series Anne Perry has been writing for decades. Daniel Pitt is the son of an investigative husband-and-wife team that featured in the Thomas Pitt series. That said, anyone could read this book without needing to know the other series.As this book opens, he is in his mid-twenties and just beginning a legal career. He's in the midst of one case in which the defendant seems headed for a guilty verdict,...
  • Alisha
    1970-01-01
    This mystery novel begins a new spin-off from a series Anne Perry has been writing for decades. Daniel Pitt is the son of an investigative husband-and-wife team that featured in the Thomas Pitt series. As this book opens, he is in his mid-twenties and just beginning a legal career. He's in the midst of one case in which the defendant seems headed for a guilty verdict, but Daniel gets him off thanks to some nimble deduction regarding fingerprints....
  • Ron Judenberg
    1970-01-01
    A worthy successor to the Thomas Pitt novels. Daniel has his father's enthusiasm, but a distinctly different temperament. His youth gives the story more of the feel of the early years of Thomas Pitt. Ann Perry has begun setting up a new set of allies for him to work with. I hope this series continues.
  • Cynthia
    1970-01-01
    Anne Perry is one of my go to authors and I’ve followed most of her books from when they were first published. I’ve enjoyed the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series and, in turn, the Monk books though I’ve enjoyed her other books less. I was so afraid of losing Thomas and Charlotte but this beginning saga with their son Daniel at the beginning of his London law career is wonderful. He’s his own man even at only aged twent-five but he still is...
  • Cindi Austin
    1970-01-01
    Daniel Pitt, a recent graduate of Cambridge Law School, is assigned to assist one of the top attorneys in the firm on a murder case. While an attorney, Daniel is asked to do some detective work to clear their client of murder. However Daniel is soon put into a precarious position where he is torn between doing the right thing by his client, but yet protecting his father’s integrity.Along the way, Daniel proves himself to be fair, thorough, and ...
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC from the publisher, and I have to say this is vintage Perry. It's 1910, so there is the addition of early forensic evidence used in court. I like Daniel as a character. He seems a bit unsure of a career in law, and he has characteristics of both parents. There are some interesting sidekicks as well. There seems to be an ongoing mystery thread that will continue in the next books. I'm going to try to write a more coherent review ...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    5 starsDaniel Pitt a recently graduated barrister is assigned the case of Russell Graves. Graves is a noted biographer who is accused of murdering his wife. The problem is that he is due to hang for the murder in twenty-one days. From the outset, the case looks hopeless. Daniel, however, is made of the same grit and determination as his father, Thomas Pitt. Thomas, as we avid readers know, is the head of the London Police Special Branch. Russell ...
  • Connie Tuttle
    1970-01-01
    Anne Perry has done it again. This is the beginning of a new series whose main character in Daniel Pitt, junior barrister, and son of Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. Perry is adroit in painting the physical and psychological landscape of the Victorian era and she begins introducing us in the same nuanced ways to the Edwardian era. Daniel Pitt is 25 and the year is 1910. As the story unfolds we come to know Daniel to be much like his parents in that h...
  • Rosanne Lortz
    1970-01-01
    Newly-minted lawyer Daniel Pitt is frantically trying to get a man off for murder when he receives a message from his superiors at the law firm to wrap things up quickly--he's needed at another more important trial, another murder case that seems even more impossible to win. So begins the first novel in famed novelist Anne Perry's Daniel Pitt series, a spin-off of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt murder mysteries.Daniel is idealistic. Defending a cl...
  • BOOKLOVER10
    1970-01-01
    Junior barrister Daniel Pitt is the central character in this new series by Anne Perry. The year is 1910, and twenty-five year old Daniel is eager to prove his worth. The story opens with Pitt speaking to a client, Roman Blackwell, a private enquiry agent known for his shady practices, who is accused of murdering a man after a quarrel over a debt. Daniel is understandably nervous. After all, he "was a novice, feeling his inexperience with some pa...
  • Neila
    1970-01-01
    I'm a big Anne Perry fan, so I was very happy to have won the giveaway for this book. I really enjoyed the story, and Daniel Pitt is a very engaging character. Since I've read all the books about his parents in their series, it was a bit disconcerting to read about Thomas and Charlotte Pitt "in the future" as compared to "their time." Part of me didn't want to know what has happened to them. I don't think you need to have read the books about the...
  • Ruth Barrineau-brooks
    1970-01-01
    Twenty-one Days introduces Daniel Pitt, a junior barrister and son of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt from Anne Perry's Pitt series. After Russell Graves is convicted of murdering his wife, Daniel, along with Kitteridge, Graves' defense attorney, is assigned the job of finding evidence to appeal Graves' conviction before he hangs in twenty-one days. What Daniel discovers challenges all he knows and believes. Could Graves' occupation be connected to his...
  • Mary C
    1970-01-01
    I had not read any of Anne Perry’s books, but thought the start of a new series would be a good place to start. The series is not entirely new, as the main character, Daniel Pitt, is the son of characters who have appeared in more than 30 previous books. I did not feel hampered in the least by not having read any of those. Ms Perry gives sufficient information about the previous generation to have context, but devotes most of her attention to t...
  • BeachRat
    1970-01-01
    Having read all of the Charlotte/Thomas Pitt books, I was a little disappointed in the start of this new series. I understand the need to refresh the story by skipping ahead 10 years and moving the focus to the next generation (aka Daniel Pitt), but I was hoping Charlotte and Thomas would have more active roles in the story as secondary characters, like Narraway and Vespasia had in the later novels. In this new Daniel Pitt novel, Thomas appears a...
  • Bethany Swafford
    1970-01-01
    On the heels of a triumph in the courtroom, Daniel Pitt is assigned to be assistant in a murder case. When the client, Russell Graves, is found guilty, Daniel has twenty-one days to find some way of preventing the execution. As details come to light, he questions whether he really wants to or not.Though I have seen Anne Perry's books before, this is the first one I've ever had the privilege of reading. After finishing this start of a series, I wa...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    In TWENTY-ONE DAYS Anne Perry opens a new series and passes the torch to the next generation with Daniel Pitt. Daniel, son of Thomas and Charlotte, is working as a lawyer/ sleuth to appeal a murder conviction in 21 days. New and interesting characters in this book include Marcus fford Croft, head of the distinguished law firm along with Toby Kitteridge, a senior attorney vested in protecting the letter of the law. Marcus's daughter, Miriam, who p...
  • Cynthia
    1970-01-01
    I'm a fan of Perry's 'Charlotte & Thomas Pitt' series, but haven't completed the most recently published in that line.......so I was a bit leery (but also kind of excited!) about beginning this new venture, that I imagine picks up at the end of the 'C & T Pitt' stories. Initially, I felt like I might've missed something/been coming in at the end of that previous series.......but soon enough (maybe about the 15-20% mark) I felt like I was back int...
  • Cheryl Shrock
    1970-01-01
    I was given this book by netgalley as an ARC in return for an honest review.As a result I felt obligated to read the entire book. But it was very difficult. A lot of pages and very little story. I am amazed that this book is a new release. It read like a book written 50+ years ago. (and that is not a compliment) The story line is old. It was so obvious what happened as soon as they described the body. It took the young lawyer three quarters of th...
  • Nerissa
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an ARC. It's been a number of years since I have read any of Anne Perry's work so I was excited to give this new series a try. And it was...ok, not bad, but certainly not the best mystery I have read. The biggest problem I had with the book was the quality of her writing. It was a shame since the mystery itself and the historical details were interesting. The main character is Daniel Pitt, the now-adult son of a pair of de...
  • AD
    1970-01-01
    This is (hopefully) the start of a wonderful new series. Daniel Pitt, the son of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt (featured in another Perry series) is early in his law career. Swept into a trial due due to a colleague’s injury, Daniel is challenged to find a reason to overturn his client’s murder conviction. He has 21 days to do so before the client is executed. The series introduces some l8keable new characters and also visits with a Thomas and Ch...
  • Aud
    1970-01-01
    "Twenty-One Days" by Anne PerryYES, I loved this story. I do not often choose to read a mystery, but I am ever so glad I read this one. It was a spell-binder, at least for me. I put it down when my eyes needed a break, then rushed right back to see if I could pick up on clues and if those clues would lead where I guessed. I received a free copy of this story from the publisher via NetGalley for my promise of an honest review. AND, honestly,,, if ...
  • Ashley FL
    1970-01-01
    I really wanted to love this first in a series about a young Barrister in 1910 London. I do love books about lawyers, and especially a good courtroom story. And there is a great group of supporting characters about whom I want to know more.But the writing really threw me -- the dialogue was tough to follow, and people's described reactions sometimes didn't make sense. It all seemed just a few clicks "off" to me.I will read the next in the series ...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    This is the first in a new series of books by Anne Perry. It is a spin off of her current series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt. I have not read any of those books and it did not make a difference while reading this book.The book introduces us to Daniel Pitt, a lawyer and son of Charlotte and Thomas. Daniel has twenty-one days to save his client from hanging. I enjoyed the investigation and mystery solving as well as plenty of courtroom dram...
  • Yvonne
    1970-01-01
    It is refreshing to me to read a book that doesn't include a bunch ofsex scenes, In fact there was no real romance in this book. It was aninteresting tale of murder and a lawyer trying to get at the truth. I found the story well written and it kept me guessing. I liked the conclusion although Graves deserved to be hung. I received this book through a sweepstakes and have never read any of Anne Perry's books. I will be looking up her other books a...
  • Jo Ann
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.This is the first installment in a very promising series involving Daniel Pitt as a young defense attorney and Miriam fford Croft, a forensic specialist. Daniel is the son of Sir Thomas Pitt, who appeared in many previous Anne Perry novels. The story takes place in Victorian London, which is well-portrayed by the author. As the investigation proceeds, we realize how primitive the forensics of the day ...
  • Peggy
    1970-01-01
    I have not read Anne Perry and I received an advance copy of Twenty-one days, at first the book was slow and it was hard for me to get into, but by the middle of the book, I didn't want to put it down and I really enjoyed the character of Daniel Pitt and learning about others in the book, I will look for the next Daniel Pitt when it comes out. I really enjoy books I can't figure out how they are going to end and this was one of the them books.
  • Donna Valente
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway.. Thank you! This is the first time that I have read anything from Anne Perry and I enjoyed it very much! I haven't had the chance to meet Daniel's mother and father but I intend to seek out Anne Perry's other books. This book kept me reading through the night! I liked Daniel and his dedication to his case! Very good read!!
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    This new series by Anne Perry should attract lots of loyal fans. Daniel Pitt is young and resourceful. The book reads like it might have been written 60 or 70 years ago - stuffy, British style that is long on dialogue and details and short on action. It is not my cup of tea, but I know many will like it.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.