A Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Monk Novel by Anne PerryA Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry

A Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Monk Novel

byAnne Perry

Paperback | September 29, 2009

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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.
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...
Title:A Sudden, Fearful Death: A William Monk NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.21 × 0.95 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345513983

ISBN - 13:9780345513984

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Date published: 2017-10-02
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Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Sudden, Fearful Death A William Monk Novel. Perfect, with just the right amount of twists and turns.
Date published: 2014-07-14

Editorial Reviews

“Riveting . . . [a] surpassingly excellent historical and psychologically intricate mystery.”—Publishers Weekly“Absorbing . . . Perry continues her excellent renderings of Victorian manners and mayhem.”—Chicago Sun-Times“[Anne Perry] is adept at showing the reader two sides of Victorian London–the dark side where people are barely surviving and glittering society where people sometimes kill to hide terrible secrets.”—Knoxville News-Sentinel