Synopses & Reviews
Inspector William Monk has his hands full when an aristocrat's daugher is stabbed to death in her own bed. He is instructed to proceed without delay, but finds his efforts hamstrung by the lingering traces of amnesia and the craven ineptitutde of his supervisor, who would love to see him fail. With the help of Hester Latterly, formerly a nurse with Florence Nightingale, Monk gropes warily through the silence and shadows, knowing that with each step he comes closer to the appalling truth....
"A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story."
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About the Author
Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin
and The Shifting Tide
, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Buckingham Palace Gardens
and Long Spoon Lane
. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade,
and We Shall Not Sleep
, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace
. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.
From the Trade Paperback edition.