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When Anne Perry sets her magic pen to paper, Victorian England awakens from her long sleep to vibrant, teeming life. Firelight flickers in luxurious withdrawing rooms. Ambitious ladies gossip and scheme.Horse-drawn carriages clatter over cobblestones while cries of flower sellers and newsboys ring out in crowded streets. In this magnificent new novel featuring investigator William Monk, however, it is the breathless hushof a London courtroom that first holds readers enthralled.

The plaintiffs in a sensational breach of promise suit are wealthy social climbers Barton and Delphine Lambert, suing on behalf of theirbeautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fianceeacute;, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her. Not even to his baffled counsel, distinguished barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone, will Killian explain his rejection of rich and charming Zillah.

Utterly baffled, Rathbone turns for help to his old comrades in crime--Monk, the privateinvestigator who knows his city like the back of his hand, and fearless nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, from Mayfair to sordid Devil's Acre, the case suddenly and tragically ends. An outcomethat no one--except a ruthless murderer--could have foreseen.

Stripping away the pretty masks that conceal society's darkest transgressions, Anne Perry unflinchingly exposes the human heart's deepesthiding places--and creates the most mesmerizing courtroom drama of her distinguished career.

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Synopsis:

The ninth novel in the series of mysteries set in Victorian London follows investigator William Monk and his right-hand assistant, nurse Hester Latterly, as they plunge into a case of a wealthy family, a beautiful daughter, a reluctant fiance+a7, and murder. Reprint. NYT.

Synopsis:

The plaintiffs in a sensational breach of promise suit are wealthy social climbers Barton and Delphine Lambert, suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiance, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her. Not even to his counsel, distinguished barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone, will Killian explain his rejection of rich and charming Zillah. Utterly baffled, Rathbone turns for help to his old comrades in crime - Monk, the private investigator who knows his city like the back of his hand, and fearless nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, from Mayfair to sordid Devil's Acre, the case suddenly and tragically ends. An outcome that no one - except a ruthless murderer - could have foreseen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307875457
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Perry, Anne
Author:
Anne Perry
Author:
. Hundreds of thousands of readers agree.
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Monk, William
Subject:
London
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990907
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Product details 384 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307875457 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The ninth novel in the series of mysteries set in Victorian London follows investigator William Monk and his right-hand assistant, nurse Hester Latterly, as they plunge into a case of a wealthy family, a beautiful daughter, a reluctant fiance+a7, and murder. Reprint. NYT.
"Synopsis" by , The plaintiffs in a sensational breach of promise suit are wealthy social climbers Barton and Delphine Lambert, suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiance, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her. Not even to his counsel, distinguished barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone, will Killian explain his rejection of rich and charming Zillah. Utterly baffled, Rathbone turns for help to his old comrades in crime - Monk, the private investigator who knows his city like the back of his hand, and fearless nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, from Mayfair to sordid Devil's Acre, the case suddenly and tragically ends. An outcome that no one - except a ruthless murderer - could have foreseen.
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