Dark Assassin (William Monk Series #15)

Dark Assassin (William Monk Series #15)

by Anne Perry
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Dark Assassin (William Monk Series #15) by Anne Perry

On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder? Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the woman, Mary Havilland, had planned to marry the fair-haired man who shared her fate. He also discovers that Mary’s father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But Mary’s friends share their own darks suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk searches for answers. From luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers beneath the city where poor folk fight crippling poverty, Monk must connect the clues before death strikes again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345514202
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: William Monk Series , #15
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 209,169
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Hometown:

Portmahomack, Ross-shire, U.K

Date of Birth:

October 28, 1938

Place of Birth:

Blackheath, London England

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Dark Assassin (William Monk Series #15) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
ellie75 More than 1 year ago
from begining to end very exciting and thrilling, did not want to leave book down - very suspenseful, it has you guesing until the end. Very well written by the author. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves action, mysteries, and thrillers.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love these books
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a good story, and I got more into it as I went along, but it didn't do much for me. It didn't culminate into anything, you knew the whole plot from the beginning and I felt like all they did was rehash over and over the same details and issues and it never really amounted to anything interesting. For me, it was Blah.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Always love Anne Perry's William Monk. Like all preceding novels featuring Inspector Monk, the characterizations are excellent, the plot is complex and the details of everyday life are so vivid. It was only the abrupt ending which prevented me from giving this a '5 Star Rating'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dark Assassin is probably the best of Anne Perry to date. From the very beginning I felt as if I were in the streets of London feeling the cold, hard winter. The fear the characters experienced each and every step of their journey into the darkness was gripping. Hurray Anne!
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Mysteries are deeper, villains more frightening when they're set in Victorian London. Anne Perry has proven this time and again with her William Monk series, and she does so once more with Dark Assassin. Now a superintendent with the Thames River Police, Monk is on regular patrol near the Waterloo Bridge when he and his crew helplessly watch as a couple fall into the dark frigid waters. Did they think they had seen a struggle Was it a murder suicide or some grisly death pact? The pair were young and in love, planning to marry. The man was Toby Argyll and the girl Mary Havilland. She had recently lost her father who worked for the Argyll Company, a mega firm involved in the building of what was purported to be a splendid new sewer system. However, Mr. Havilland had serious doubts about the efficiency of the proposed system. He voiced these doubts too often, Mary believed, and was murdered for his claims. With Hester, his steadfast wife, by his side Monk begins to investigate the deaths of the young couple. There seems to be no question that there has been skullduggery at the Argyll Company, but who took the lives of Toby, Mary, and her father? Shades of Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, Dark Assassin is a gripping listen as narrated by David Colacci who perfectly captures the voices of upper class Brits as well as the poor who labor beneath the city. - Gail Cooke
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1864 recently promoted to Superintendent of the Thames River Police William Monk, accompanied by three direct report cops, is ¿Rowing random¿ on a patrol boat when he observes the young couple on Waterloo Bridge. She places her hands on his shoulders while he grabs her and both tumble into the river. Appalled and feeling helpless especially after finding the two corpses, William wonders whether this was a double suicide, a murder-suicide, or a freak accident. The male was Toby Argyle and the woman Mary Havilland.------ Monk and Sergeant Orme inform the next of kin, whose reactions vary. From there he begins to dig into the backgrounds of the two victims even as he hates being in charge of the Thames River Police. His wife, Hester, provides his first break when she informs him that the families have feuded for about a year ever since the rushed construction of a sewer complex to prevent another typhoid epidemic. As Monk switches his line of inquiries based on that information, he soon finds himself embroiled in a sewage building scandal that makes last year¿s ¿Great Stink¿ smell like fresh roses.------ Monk is at his best in his fifteenth appearance as he struggles to adjust to a job he does not want, but feels obligated to accept. The case is fascinating especially the twists and turns as Monk with Hester and Orme at first as his only allies until he begins to persuade his team he can handle the job. The use of cockney adds to the realism of a wonderful atmospheric historical police procedural.----- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5-Hollyclaw 4-Death&Decay 3-Silverdusk 2-Posion 1-Silvermoonstar *$!lv3rd?sk*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Assasin rating: Venom: sucked. could not even kill a lousy med cat.