Death of a Stranger
A William Monk Novel
By Anne Perry
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345514165, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
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The tragic death of a railway magnate in a sleazy 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 fiancé, a railway-firm executive, has become enmeshed in fraudulent 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, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.
Among Anne Perry’s other novels featuring investigator William Monk are Funeral in Blue, Slaves of Obsession, The Twisted Root, and A Breach of Promise. She also writes the popular novels featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, including The Whitechapel Conspiracy, Half Moon Street, Bedford Square, and Brunswick Gardens. Her short story “Heroes” won an Edgar Award. Anne Perry lives in Scotland. Visit her Web site at www.anneperry.net.
“Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.”
–The New York Times Book Review
From the Paperback edition.