William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels

William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels

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by Anne Perry
     
 

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Anne Perry’s acclaimed William Monk novels have captivated readers with their rich texture and masterly suspense, leading The New York Times Book Review to exclaim, “Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.” Now, the first five books in the

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Anne Perry’s acclaimed William Monk novels have captivated readers with their rich texture and masterly suspense, leading The New York Times Book Review to exclaim, “Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.” Now, the first five books in the spellbinding series are collected in this addictive eBook bundle:
 
FACE OF A STRANGER
 
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. With his memory erased after a terrible accident, Monk intends on hiding his condition and starting a new life by tackling a grisly murder case in which each new revelation leads him to the answers he seeks—but dreads to find.
 
A DANGEROUS MOURNING
 
Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a blue-blooded young widow, Monk is plagued by both his lingering amnesia and an inept supervisor. But when nurse Hester Latterly offers her assistance, together they grope warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the aristocrat’s demise.
 
DEFEND AND BETRAY
 
After a brilliant military career, General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death not on the battlefield but at a London dinner party. Although his wife confesses to the murder, Monk and Hester suspect deceit. With the trial only days away, they feverishly work to unravel the dark heart of the mystery.
 
Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk series
 
“Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”The Boston Globe
 
“[The] reigning monarch of the Victorian mystery.”People
 
“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“[A] master of crime fiction.”The Baltimore Sun
 
“[Among] Perry’s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist.”The Wall Street Journal

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.”
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307767660
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/29/2010
Series:
William Monk Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1152
Sales rank:
34,691
File size:
4 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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William Monk Mysteries 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Anne Perry's William Monk books and have most of them in hard cover or paperback. In the interest of saving shelf space, I bought this collection. The first book in the series "The Face of a Stranger" is excellent and the typography in this book was perfect; which is why I can't understand all the typos in the other two books, "A Dangerous Mourning" and "Defend and Betray". Runcorn's name repeatedly came out as Runcom; corner was comer; faces became feces, etc. Perry's meticulous research and wonderful literary style deserve 5 stars; but the poor scans of two of the three books makes this a 4-star book for me. I would definitely recommend any of Anne Perry's books and, despite the typos, this one is no exception.
SavannahFlower2 More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed. Have purchased the next book, and am now half way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first two mysteries were good, but Perry built both suspense and pathos in the third book. The solution was great and it was satisfying to see one self-righteous character brought low on the witness stand.
CalypsoBella More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Anne Perry's portrayal of victorian England. She paints vivid pictures and interesting characters. The Monk books are my favorites of her series. I like the Law and Order aspect of being able to watch the trial as well as just hunt down the clues.
OldbookwormTN More than 1 year ago
I love the way Anne Perry can take subjects that are current in today's world and news and make it work in Victorian England and make you feel that it is the very world you are living in now !! And to think, I discovered this series by accident several years ago. So glad I did. Think you will enjoy them too.
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Susan Newberry More than 1 year ago
I would read more of her
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Somanybooks--solittletime More than 1 year ago
Anne Perry's William Monk series is spellbinding. William, Hester, and Sir Oliver are fascinating to watch as they investigate and solve crimes. Perry is so good at making her readers care deeply about her characters, and she is absolutely fabulous at hiding clues to the crime's solution in plain sight. We readers have to detect right along with the trio; and, boy, does Perry make us work for the solution! What fun!
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