The William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels

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The William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels

Format:  Paperback,

439 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Mar 2005

ISBN-13: 9780345480934

ISBN-10: 0345480937

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Inspector William Monk journeys into the dark underside of Victorian society as he investigates the brutal murder of a gentleman, the daughter of an aristocratic family, and a high-ranking military officer in an omnibus edition containing the first three William Monk mysteries--The Face of a Stranger, A Dangerous Mourning, and Defend and Betray. Original. 26,500 first printing.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2005
ISBN-13: 9780345480934
ISBN-10: 0345480937
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 439
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.2 x 1.54 x 8.05

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Biography of Perry, Anne

Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker. When Perry's family abandoned her, she had only Parker to turn to, and when the Parkers planned to move from New Zealand, Parker asked that Perry be allowed to join them. When Parker's mother disagreed, Perry and Parker bludgeoned her to death.

Perry eventually served five and a half years in an adult prison for the crime. Once she was freed, she changed her name and moved to America, where she eventually became a writer. Her first Victorian novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Although the truth of her past came out when the case of Mrs. Parker's murder was made into a movie (Heavenly Creatures), Perry is still a popular author and continues to write. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series and the William Monk series. Her story, Heroes, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story.

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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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