The Twisted Root: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry

The Twisted Root: A William Monk Novel

byAnne Perry

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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**“A novel whose suspense remains high until the final pages . . . Anne Perry is [a] master of crime fiction who rarely fails to deliver a strong story and a colorful cast of characters.”—*The Baltimore Sun ***

A young bridegroom enlists private investigator William Monk to track down his fiancée, Miriam Gardiner, who disappeared suddenly from a party at a luxurious Bayswater mansion. Monk soon finds the coach in which Miriam fled and, nearby, the murdered body of the coachman, but there is no trace of the young passenger. What strange compulsion could have driven the beautiful widow to abandon the prospect of a loving marriage and financial abundance? Monk and clever nurse Hester Latterly, themselves now newlyweds, desperately pursue the elusive truth—and an unknown killer whose malign brilliance they have scarcely begun to fathom.

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Anne Perry's Treason at Lisson Grove and Execution Dock.

Praise for The Twisted Root

“When a law flies in the face of moral justice, can a person be condemned for defying it—even to the point of murder? Anne Perry argues the issue with uncommon eloquence.”The New York Times Book Review

Title:The Twisted Root: A William Monk NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307417441

ISBN - 13:9780307417442

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Victoriana Anne Perry: The Twisted Root. In her detective novels from Victorian England, the main ‘crimes’ in Anne Perry’s books are rather misdemeanours, misunderstandings, or something which nowadays would not be considered a crime. The murders come later. The beginnings of the novels are, therefore, very interesting, but the solutions seem naïve and silly. It is, however, interesting, to read about the manners and beliefs of people and what represented a comfortable life for them more than a hundred years ago. I have to say, though, that I am always disappointed as the novel progresses from the opening to the solution. What makes it interesting is the figure of William Monk and his wife, but probably to make it consistent, one would have to read the whole series in the right order.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable but worth it I love Anne Perry's books. Most of them have twists that you don't see coming, however this one was a little more predictable than others in the William Monk series. That said, it is still a good read. The struggle of William and Hester to fit into their new relationship can be acutely felt throughout the domestic scenes, giving an uncomfortable feeling the reader can't help but enter into.
Date published: 2011-04-23