One fatal flaw / Anne Perry.

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      First U. S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Two fiery deaths have young lawyer Daniel Pitt and his scientist friend Miriam fford Croft racing to solve a forensic crisis in an explosive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Triple Jeopardy. When a desperate woman comes to Daniel seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, Daniel is convinced of the young man's innocence. Adwell has been accused of murder and setting a fire to conceal the body, but Daniel is sure that science can absolve him--and the brilliant Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist Daniel knows. Working together with Miriam, Daniel reveals Adwell's innocence by showing that an accidental fire caused the victim's death. But it's not long before Adwell is killed in the same fiery fashion. If these deaths are, in fact, murders, what could Miriam have missed? As the evidence begins to contradict itself, Adwell's girlfriend comes into question--and so do the methods Miriam has been using. Soon Miriam's career hangs in the balance, and what started as an accidental fire seems to be part of a larger plot of revenge, with victims accumulating in its wake. Now Miriam and Daniel must uncover who or what is stoking these recurring flames--before they, too, find themselves burned"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      PERRY, A. One fatal flaw. First U. S. edition. [s. l.]: Ballantine Books, 2019. ISBN 9780593129524. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Perry A. One Fatal Flaw. First U. S. edition. Ballantine Books; 2019. Accessed September 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Perry, A. (2019). One fatal flaw (First U. S. edition.). Ballantine Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Perry, Anne. 2019. One Fatal Flaw. First U. S. edition. A Daniel Pitt Novel: [3]. Ballantine Books.
    • Harvard:
      Perry, A. (2019) One fatal flaw. First U. S. edition. Ballantine Books (A Daniel Pitt novel: [3]). Available at: (Accessed: 27 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Perry, A 2019, One fatal flaw, First U. S. edition., A Daniel Pitt novel: [3], Ballantine Books, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Perry, Anne. One Fatal Flaw. First U. S. edition., Ballantine Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Perry, Anne. One Fatal Flaw. First U. S. edition. A Daniel Pitt Novel: [3]. Ballantine Books, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Perry A. One fatal flaw [Internet]. First U. S. edition. Ballantine Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 27]. (A Daniel Pitt novel: [3]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2

Perry has written an astonishing number of historical mysteries: 32 novels in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series and 24 in the William Monk series, all of them set in Victorian England. Now, she's on her third series, this one with a "son of premise in which Daniel Pitt, a young barrister and the son of Thomas and Charlotte, gets involved in solving crimes. Perry has extended her time frame here, with this third installment in Daniel's series taking place in 1910, but she has kept all the ornate dialogue and the London atmospherics—the city's dark underbelly, usually encased in fog. This time a woman seeks Daniel's help in clearing her boyfriend, accused of murdering his friend and then setting fire to the warehouse in which they met. Then the boyfriend himself is found murdered in the same way. Daniel's consultant, a brilliant female scientist, brings in a great deal of forensics concerning arson and cracked skulls. The forensics provide a nice touch, but the plot is a bit plodding. Still, longtime Perry fans are in for the long haul. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 November

When Rob Adwell is accused of murder and subsequently setting a fire to hide the crime, his girlfriend pleads with lawyer Daniel Pitt for help. Daniel turns to friend Miriam fford Croft, an accomplished scientist, who shows that an accidental fire caused the victim's death. But Rob's violent death in a similar blaze calls everything into question. Third in the new series spun off from Perry's long-standing Victorian London-set "Charlotte and Thomas Pitt" mysteries, with their son Daniel here at the helm.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2020 February #4

An underdeveloped lead and a familiar setup mar bestseller Perry's uneven third early 20th-century legal thriller starring Daniel Pitt (after 2019's Triple Jeopardy). Daniel, a young lawyer who's the son of the author's longtime series leads, Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, is approached by Jessie Beale, who hopes he'll represent her gangster boyfriend, Rob Adwell, who's facing murder charges. Rob and Paddy Jackson, a member of a rival criminal gang, were in a warehouse on the London docks when it somehow caught fire. Rob managed to escape, but Paddy's corpse was found in the ruins. Though Jessie claims Paddy burned to death, the police surgeon later discloses to Daniel that Paddy suffered a fatal blow that cracked his skull open. Daniel manages to persuade his superiors to take up the defense, despite Jessie's penury. Some clever surprises emerge as Daniel battles to achieve justice and maintain his own ethical standards. This series lacks the emphasis on political and social issues that lends weight to Perry's William Monk mysteries. Hopefully, Perry will provide more substance in the next installment. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary. (Apr.)

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