The Silent Cry

The Silent Cry
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2010-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345514066

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Deep in London’s dangerous slums, Victorians transact their most secret and shameful business. For a price, a man can procure whatever he wants. But for one such man, the price he pays is his life. In sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor Leighton Duff lies dead, kicked and beaten to death. Beside him is the barely living body of his son, Rhys. The police cannot fathom these brutal assaults until shrewd investigator William Monk, aided by nurse-turned-sleuth Hester Latterly, uncovers a connection between them and a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. But then the case takes an even more shocking turn.

The Silent Cry William Monk Mystery Book 8

The Silent Cry  William Monk Mystery  Book 8
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781472211866

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A witness who won't speak - how will Monk solve the case? Investigator Monk is called in to help an old friend on one of his most complex cases in New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's unputdownable mystery The Silent Cry. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger. '[Perry's] early-Victorian series... has deepened and darkened its insights into the social evils that burdened London's underclasses' - New York Times Book Review In the dead of night in a notorious area of Victorian London's East End known as St Giles, a factory girl stumbles over the bloody bodies of two City gentlemen. When Detective John Evan finally arrives at the scene, he is confronted by a most difficult investigation. First he must identify the men. Then he must find out why men of means and social standing would go to such a sordid area. Most importantly, who are their assailants? And how could they escape unharmed and unnoticed? Mercifully the younger victim is not quite dead. Having sustained terrible internal injuries, he's later released home from hospital severely traumatised and unable to speak - to be told that the other victim, his father, is dead, and Hester Latterly has been employed to help nurse him back to full recovery. With too many obstacles impeding his progress, Evan finally enlists the aid of his old friend, William Monk, who, together with Hester's help, must unravel one of his most complex and shocking cases yet. What readers are saying about The Silent Cry: 'An extraordinary book' 'Challenging right to the end and a thoroughly good read' 'Five stars'

The Silent Cry

The Silent Cry
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1998
Genre: Detective and mystery stories
ISBN: 074725253X

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In the dead of night in a notorious area of Victorian London's East End known as St Giles a factory girl stumbles over the bloody bodies of two City gentlemen. When Detective John Evan finally arrives at the scene, he is confronted by a most difficult investigation. First he must identify the men. Then he must find out why men of means and social standing would go to such a sordid area. Most importantly, who are their assailants? And how could they escape unharmed and unnoticed? Mercifully the younger victim is not quite dead. Having sustained terrible internal injuries, he's later released home from hospital severely traumatised and unable to speak - to be told that the other victim, his father, is dead, and Hester Latterly has been employed to help nurse him back to full recovery. With too many obstacles impeding his progress, Evan finally enlists the aid of his old friend, William Monk, who, together with Hester's help, must unravel one of his most complex and shocking cases yet.

The Sins of the Wolf

The Sins of the Wolf
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2010-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307767790

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Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the task: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester’s simple job takes a grave turn when Mrs. Farraline dies during the night. And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder–punishable by execution. This notorious case presents detective William Monk with a daunting task: find a calculating killer among the prominent and coolly unassailable Farraline clan–and try to save Hester from the gallows.

The Shifting Tide

The Shifting Tide
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011-06-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345514189

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“Engrossing . . . The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, comes to life.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel William Monk knows London’s streets like the back of his hand. But the river Thames and its teeming docks—where wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades—is unknown territory. Only Monk’s dire need for work persuades him to accept an assignment from shipping magnate Clement Louvain, to investigate the theft of a cargo of African ivory from Louvain’s recently docked schooner, the Maude Idris. But why didn’t Louvain report the ivory theft directly to the River Police? Another mystery is the appearance of a desperately ill woman who Louvain claims is the discarded mistress of an old friend. Is she connected to the theft, or to something much darker? As Monk endeavors to solve these riddles, he can’t imagine the trap that will soon so fatefully ensnare him. Praise for The Shifting Tide “With her visionary sensibility, Anne Perry is the master of the ‘you are there’ school of hist-myst storytelling. . . . [Here are] scenes that could have come out of Dickens's Our Mutual Friend.”—The New York Times Book Review “As always, Perry uses her characters and story to comment on ethical issues that remain as relevant today as they were in Victorian times.”—Publishers Weekly “No one writes more elegantly than Perry, nor better conjures up the rich and colorful tapestry of London in the Victorian era.”—The Plain Dealer “Among the best [of the Monk books] . . . This one has all Perry’s trademark atmosphere.”—The Globe and Mail

A Sudden Fearful Death

A Sudden  Fearful Death
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2009-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345513984

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In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale’s angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime–which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman. Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly, another of Miss Nightingale’s nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil that darkens every level of society, and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past.

Weighed in the Balance

Weighed in the Balance
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010-01-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345514059

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When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For without a shred of evidence, the countess has publicly insisted that the onetime ruler of her small German principality was murdered by his wife, the woman who was responsible for the prince’s exile to Venice twenty years before. Private investigator William Monk and his friend Hester Latterly journey to the City of Water in an attempt verify the countess’s claims, and though the two manage to establish that the prince was indeed murdered, as events unfold the likeliest suspect seems to be Countess Zorah herself.

Defend and Betray

Defend and Betray
Author: Anne Perry
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2009-05-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345513960

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After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle but at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident, but the general’s beautiful wife, Alexandra, readily confesses that she killed him–a story she clings to even under the threat of the noose. Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family. With the trial only days away, these there sleuths inch toward the dark and appalling heart of the mystery.