Book Reviews of Death of a Stranger (William Monk, Bk 13)

Death of a Stranger  (William Monk, Bk 13)
Death of a Stranger - William Monk, Bk 13
Author: Anne Perry
ISBN-13: 9780345440051
ISBN-10: 0345440056
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Absolutely top notch Anne Perry book! Monk finally discovers what happened to his mentor
I couldn't put this one down
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What was to have been the last in the series untilt he Shifting Tide was written. Probably #13 or #14. Read the books in order sicne this one has a lot to do with Monk's lost of memory. Read the books in this order!
The Face of a Stranger
A Dangerous Mourning
Defend and Betray
A Sudden, Fearful Death
The Sins of the Wolf
Cain His Brother
Weighed in the Balance
The silent Cry
A Breach of Promise
The Twisted root
Slaves of Obsession
Funeral in Blue
Death of a Stranger
The Shifting Tide
The Dark Assassin
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Private enquiry agent William Monk is hired to investigate a potential case of fraud in the construction of a new railway line. His client is the fiancée of a man she fears is embroiled in the scheme, and Monk's investigation causes a strange sense of déjà vu--a former policeman afflicted with a case of amnesia concerning his prior life, Monk finds both the case and its milieu unsettlingly familiar. His case is somehow connected to the death of a railway magnate in a sleazy area of London where Monk's wife Hester, a nurse, operates a shelter for abused prostitutes. The women have been doubly victimized by an extortion scheme in which the dead man, who turns out to have been Monk's employer during his "lost" years, may have been involved. More than an ingenious way to fill in Monk's backstory, Anne Perry's newest mystery featuring the enigmatic investigator deepens the reader's understanding of an unusual and compelling protagonist and brings Victorian-era England vividly to life.
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this book is a page turner
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Another excellent Monk book!
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Mystery set in 1800's England. This one is a William Monk book.
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At last we find the answers to the mystery of Monk's identity and that of his unknown mentor. This is one of the best in the series, with a plot that fairly gallops compared to others in the series. Very dramatic ending with both Hester and Monk involved unknowingly in the development of events that lead up to the climax. Skip ahead to this one in the series if you want to know the answer. It won't spoil any of the others. Great story.
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An averagely good story in its genre. Definitely on the readable side of the scale. Necessary if you're following the adventures of Hester and Monk.
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The tragic death of a railway magnate in a sleasy brothel has shocked high society. Meanwhile, private investigator William Monk acquires a mysterious new client who asks him to ascertain beyond the shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiance, a railway firm executive, has become enmeshed in fradulent practices. And so Monk embarks upon a journey that will revive memories stripped from his consciousness by amnesia - as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerilyparelleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding. Evokes Victorian London with detail and mood.