Weighed in the Balance (Mass Market Paperback)

By Anne Perry

Ivy Books, 9780804115629, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 1997



"Scenes [are] described in lush, sensuous strokes by Ms. Perry. . . . Monk, the dark and brooding hero . . .  infuses this luxuriantly detailed series with its romantic soul."
--The New York Times Book Review.

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 insists that the prince of her small German principality was murdered by his wife, the woman who was responsible for his exile twenty years before. Though private investigator William Monk and his friend Hester Latterly, manage to establish that the prince was indeed murdered, as events unfold the likeliest suspect seems to be Countess Zorah herself. . . .

--Los Angeles Times

"Perry serves up as arresting an opening as ever."
--Kirkus Reviews


About the Author

Weighed in the Balance is author Anne Perry's seventh novel featuring investigator William Monk and his friends nurse Hester Latterly and barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone. Among her other popular William Monk novels are A Sudden, Fearful Death; Defend and Betray; Cain His Brother; and The Silent Cry. She also writes the series of Victorian mysteries featuring Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte. These include Ashworth Hall; Pentecost Alley; which was nominated for an Edgar Award, Traitors Gate; The Hyde Park Headsman; Highgate Rise, and a dozen others.

Anne Perry lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Praise For Weighed in the Balance

“The denouement is unexpected and ingenious.”—Los Angeles Times
“[Takes] the reader clue-hunting through the glittery courts of Venice, London, and a never-never-land principality. It’s all rich as a warm scone slathered with jam and clotted cream.”—St. Petersburg Times
“Highly entertaining.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel