Her usual great story, has more of Oliver Rathbone this time.
Another fabulous William Monk detective novel - the twist doesn't come to the last couple of pages. This is the ninth (#9) book in the series. Warning! Read them in order!!
What a finale to an amazing tale, surprises, connections, wonderful reading.
You can read this for the mystery, which is well plotted, or you can enjoy learning about the status of women in the Victorian Period. The research is excellent.
Great book! Really enjoyed it.
This was a great book, a surprising ending. Monk and Hester are at their best.
A Victorian mystery full of historical suspense. An historical look at the way women were thought of in that age.
Perry writes great historical mysteries. She captures the realities of London in the Victorian era. She manages to show the contrast between the wealth and the extreme poverty. In this story Willian Monk is asked to defend a brilliant young architect who is being sued by the parents of a young woman. They claim is that he proposed marriage to her. He is adament that he did not.
A William Monk/Hester Latterly mystery. Very good.
In the two series that Anne Perry authored, William Monk and Thomas Pitt, she builds the characters and their lives as she delves into their latest mystery which enhances her stories with an added dimension. If you wish to get the most out of her series, here are the Monk books in the order in which they were written: 1990-Face of a Stranger, 1992-A Dangerous Morning, 1994-A Sudden Fearful Death, 1995-The Sins of the Wolf, 1996-Cain His Brother, 1997-Weighed in the Balance, 1998 The Silent Cry, 1998-A Breach of Promise, 2000-The Twisted Root, 2000-Slaves of Obsession, 2001-Funeral in Blue, 2002-Defend & Betray, 2003-Shifting Tide. For historical (Victorian Age) fiction mystery lovers, she is the greatest for a delightful pageturner.
Just finished, couldn't put it down. Excellent.
in a sensational breach of promise suit, 2 wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter Zillah. the defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancee; brilliant young architect Killian, who adamantly declares that he will ot, cannot marry her. utterly baffeled by his client's refusal, Melville's counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime. as they scout london for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends. an outcome that no one except a ruthless murder could have forseen