A Dangerous Mourning: A William Monk Novel

Paperback | May 26, 2009

byAnne Perry

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No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking, incomprehensible tragedy.

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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No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking, incomprehensible tragedy.Inspector William Monk is ordered to investigate in a manner that will give the least possible pain to the influential family. But Monk, brilliant an...

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“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 wit...

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Blind Justice and A Sunless Sea, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as eleven holi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.01 × 5.22 × 0.79 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345513940

ISBN - 13:9780345513946

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating read Anne Perry has created a strong working team in William Monk and Hester Latterly. While they are an unlikely team they work well together when they can put aside differences. Latterly , a firm believer in women's rights and equality, is independent , using skills learned in Crimea to support herself and to help Monk in his investigations. In "A Dangerous Mourning" as in all her Monk/Latterly novels, Perry weaves a web of suspense and mystery that entangles the reader; hard to put down until it is finished.
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“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