A Dangerous Mourning (Paperback)
Ballantine Books, 9780345513946, 355pp.
Publication Date: May 26, 2009
Inspector William Monk is ordered to investigate in a manner that will give the least possible pain to the influential family. But Monk, brilliant and ambitious, is handicapped by lingering traces of amnesia and by the craven ineptitude of his supervisor, who would like nothing better than to see Monk fail. With the help of nurse Hester Latterly, a progressive young woman who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the case, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth.
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Praise For A Dangerous Mourning…
“A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable read.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Perry is] a master of crime fiction.”—Baltimore Sun
“Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.”—New York Times Book Review
“Perry [has two] strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist.”—Wall Street Journal