Cain His Brother (William Monk Series #6)

Cain His Brother (William Monk Series #6)

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by Anne Perry
     
 

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"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."
--Chicago Sun-Times
In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb

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"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."
--Chicago Sun-Times
In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb--a creature long since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . .
"MASTERFUL . . . DARKLY CHILLING . . . Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained and guessing--right up to the final pages."
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT FIGURED OUT, THINK AGAIN! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry."
--Mostly Murder
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Continuation of the Henry Monk series set in Victorian London, in which the detective is hired by a woman who thinks her missing husband may have been murdered by his brother. (Nov.)
Emily Melton
erry's lingering fame from the murder she committed as an adolescent won't hurt her latest book's popularity, but there's no doubt that her historical mysteries would be critical and popular successes no matter what her background. Victorian detective William Monk returns, this time in one of the most challenging cases he's ever faced. Genevieve Stonefield begs Monk to find her missing husband, Angus, whom she fears has been killed by his twin brother, Caleb. Angus, a respected businessman, loyal husband and father, and pillar of the community, has disappeared after a visit to Caleb, who's as different from Angus as it's possible to be; he's a violent thief, ruffian, and blackguard who lives in one of London's most dangerous slums. Genevieve's fears that Angus is dead at Caleb's hand seem well founded; all Monk has to do is find the means, the motive, the opportunity--and the body. But the more he investigates, the more bizarre twists and frustrating dead ends he encounters, until his persistence finally breaks the case wide open in a stunning climax that surprises even the unflappable Monk. This one deserves high marks for superb plotting, fine writing, intriguing characters, and outstanding historical detail. Buy multiple copies.
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“A triumph . . . a model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Masterful . . . darkly chilling . . . [Anne] Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained—and guessing—right up to the final pages.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Just when you think you have it figured out, think again! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry.”—Mostly Murder
 
“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Perry spins a clever tale, filled with as many twists and turns as the labyrinthine world and city of which she writes.”—Mobile Register

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307777171
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Series:
William Monk Series , #6
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
50,273
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Blind Justice and A Sunless Sea, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as eleven holiday novels, most recently A New York Christmas, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Scotland and Los Angeles.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Portmahomack, Ross-shire, U.K
Date of Birth:
October 28, 1938
Place of Birth:
Blackheath, London England
Website:
http://www.anneperry.net

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Cain His Brother (William Monk Series #6) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing. I read it in a weekend, and I had to force myself to sleep from saturday to sunday, Because i wanted to stay all night reading it. The book captivate me from the very beginning. Monk and Hester are incredible characters fulls of mysteries and secrets, and I simply love Oliver Rathbone, he is brilliant. The twins tragedy is also very well writen. Very good novel, y really recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful to the end. I like the way the author develops her characters. I'm sure I'll enjoy the book even more the next time I read it.
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pbg More than 1 year ago
Loved it. I hope Anne Perry keeps writing the Monk series for a long time.
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Linda43 More than 1 year ago
This may be her best one ever. Couldn't put it down.