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The William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels Paperback – March 29, 2005
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“Murder fans who prefer their crimes with a touch of class should heat some scones and nestle back for the afternoon.”
–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.”
–The New York Times Book Review
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Few authors have made Victorian London as engaging and lively as Anne Perry has and her rich descriptions and charismatic characters have long captivated fans around the world. Now in one enticing volume, here are Anne Perry's first three classic novels featuring private investigator William Monk.
THE FACE OF A STRANGER
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. His memory vanished after a terrible accident, intent on hiding his condition and starting a new life, Monk tackles a grisly murder case in which each new revelation leads him to the answers he seeks but dreads to find. . . .
A DANGEROUS MOURNING
Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a blue-blooded young widow, Monk is plagued by his lingering amnesia and an inept supervisor. But nurse Hester Latterly offers her assistance, and together they grope warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the aristocrat's demise.
DEFEND AND BETRAY
After a brilliant military career, General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death not on the battlefield but at a London dinner party, and his wife confesses to the murder. But Monk and Hester Latterly suspect deceit, and with the trial only days away, they feverishly work to unravel the dark heart of the mystery.
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I like the soft-boiled mystery genre as much as the next reader and have generally enjoyed this series--so far--but the careless editing of the Kindle editions (maybe they are also in the print editions?) considerably lessens my enjoyment. Here're some examples that I noted from "A Dangerous Mourning", half-way through the story:
"...I was watching the jurors' feces..." (no comment--reviewer)
"So for I haven't."
"...beautiful, I don't see bow you can find fault with her for either case."
"He had been arrogant, dedicated, brilliant-- and earned himself promodon-- and dislike;.."
"And perhaps she knew that Myles was more than property attracted to Octavia." (Jane Austen would have understood that--reviewer)
of violence or sex. I am able to get the point without a visual. I did not like the
last book in this series because it lingered on the pediphilia longer than I felt necessary.
I am more into solving the crime then the actual crime itself. Of course, this is my
person view and many, actually, probably most, have a different view than I do.