The William Monk Mysteries: The Face of a Stranger / A Dangerous Mourning / Defend and Betray

The William Monk Mysteries The Face of a Stranger A Dangerous Mourning Defend and Betray 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 volu

  • Title: The William Monk Mysteries: The Face of a Stranger / A Dangerous Mourning / Defend and Betray
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • ISBN: 9780345480934
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 MonkE FACE OF A STRANGERHis name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a LFew 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 MonkE FACE OF A STRANGERHis 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 MOURNINGCalled 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 demiseFEND AND BETRAYAfter 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.

    William Monk William Monk Inspector William Monk is a fictional character created by the writer Anne Perry and hero of a series of books Monk was born in Northumberland in the Victorian era, the son of a fisherman Before he joined the police, Monk worked as a banker under Arroll Dundas, who became Monk s mentor and taught him how to behave Order of William Monk Books OrderOfBooks William Monk is a fictional character created by British novelist Anne Perry He is the protagonist in a series of detective novels set in the mid th century Monk is clever, sarcastic and very emotional Once he gets into a case, he becomes determined and then obsessed The William Monk series began with The Face of a Stranger in . William Monk Series by Anne Perry William Monk takes on several professions during the course of this series, from police inspector to private inquiry agent to superintendent with the Thames River Police The Face of a Stranger by. William Monk Book Series In Order Publication Order of William Monk Books In Cain his brother written in , William Monk is hired to solve the mystery behind the missing Angus Stonefield Angus was a business man and had some kind of holy saint relationship with his brother, Caleb Possibility was that Caleb had murdered his brother. William Monk Audiobooks Listen to the Full Series To investigator William Monk and his wife Hester, the murders are a nightmare One of the victims is an obscure artist s model The other is the wife of Hester s cherished colleague, distinguished surgeon Dr Kristian Beck, a Viennese emigre who swiftly becomes the principal suspect. Pace Gallery William Monk William Monk s b , Kingston upon Thames, UK scenographic works tap into the rich tradition of painting Monk paints enigmatic and vibrant works, using starkly divisional compositions and often works in extensive series that gradually evolve The William Monk Mysteries by Anne Perry Mar , About The William Monk Mysteries 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. The William Monk Mysteries The Face of a Stranger A Jul , THE FACE OF A STRANGER His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a L 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. Pace Gallery A Fool Through the Cloud William Monk William Monk s b , Kingston upon Thames, UK scenographic works tap into the rich tradition of painting Monk paints enigmatic and vibrant works, using starkly divisional compositions and often works in extensive series that gradually evolve over time. Biography William Monk Born in in Kingston upon Thames, UK Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York EDUCATION De Ateliers, Amsterdam BA Hons Fine Art, Kingston University AWARDS Jerwood Contemporary Painters Prize, UK Royal Award for Painting, the Netherlands SOLO EXHIBITIONS Seven Leagues to Pompeii, Grimm, New York, USA The Cloud

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    • Anne Perry

      Anne Perry born Juliet Hulme is a British historical novelist.Juliet took the name Anne Perry, the latter being her stepfather s surname Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in 1979 Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who appeared in her first novel, and amnesiac private investigator William Monk, who first appeared in her 1990 novel The Face of a Stranger As of 2003 she had published 47 novels, and several collections of short stories Her story Heroes, which first appeared the 1999 anthology Murder and Obsession, edited by Otto Penzler, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story.Recently she was included as an entry in Ben Peek s Twenty Six Lies One Truth, a novel exploring the nature of truth in literature.Series contributed to Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal Malice Domestic The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Transgressions The Year s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories



    188 thoughts on “The William Monk Mysteries: The Face of a Stranger / A Dangerous Mourning / Defend and Betray

    • I truly enjoyed this book, even more so after having a chance to meet Anne Perry. This is not my normal genre but I was intrigued by the motivations of the characters in a time period I was not familiar with. I especially appreciated so much the detailed-without-being-laborious descriptions of time and place. Excellent read.



    • William Monks begimmimgsThe first few Monk novels estAblish the outlines of the series. We learn of the hospital location and accident that cuffliNks Anne sis. A e meet sHelter Latterly, John Evan and Oliver Rothbone who we will meet again and again in the later novels of the series. The plot and details of Victorian England are detailed in Perry's Penn excellent manner. Her layering on of street, domestic sartorial and political details is always a felig?it and contributes to the pleasure other [...]


    • I'm of two minds about this book (or rather books, since this is actually a compilation of three). In general, I liked them--mystery is my favorite genre. The first book was gripping and drew me in quickly: a Victorian-era police officer with amnesia after a life-threatening accident feels compelled to keep his memory loss a secret while he attempts to solve a difficult murder case. The author draws her characters distinctly and with depth. She is skilled at setting each scene with painstaking d [...]


    • I bought this omnibus e-book and read all three novels one after the other, so will review together. These are the first three of Perry’s William Monk series - The Face of a Stranger, A Dangerous Mourning, and Defend and Betray. I know I’ve read the last one before, but it must have been quite some time ago. I more or less remembered how it went, but there was much still to enjoy. I very much like Perry’s work in general, and these were all good. Following the larger arc of Monk’s story, [...]


    • Outstanding seriesI have just read the first three William Monk books in a row. The mysteries are awesome but never "Cozy". They are designed to make us think and feel and develop,our empathy and compassion. Whilst I love the Pitt series, it is not as dark. Monk is complex, seeking himself as much as a solution to the mystery. Harriet Latterly is a misfit of a woman in her time, and Perry does an amazing job of showing us the frustrations of women of a social class in that era, if,they had wit, [...]


    • Although I'd read these three William Monk mysteries a few years ago, my mother recommended this compilation; said she enjoyed it. Mother knows best.If you'd asked me years ago, if I'd enjoy mysteries set in Victorian times, I'd say 'no' and in fact, avoided them. My mistake. There's something very wonderful about Anne Perry's historical mysteries, read today. I look forward to entering that world, so descriptively written, with full characters and mysteriously dark surroundings. Of course there [...]


    • I wish there was a 3 and half stars. I found these books to be boring at times but I couldn't stop reading them either. I really enjoy the courtroom aspect of the books but there isn't a lot of action. I did have a problem with the third book as I felt there was a huge clue and a character to interview which they neglected to do for a long long time. I felt like screaming at Monk to go talk to this person. It was annoying. I think I will read more Monk but I need a break and something less tedio [...]


    • The three books give you much to digest and consider in the laws of the old world England. I am so grateful after finishing the third book "Defend and Betray" that we as a society can watch and recognize the nuances not seen by the family in this book. Hopefully those who care will protect their children from this heart-wrenching abuse. Well written and packed with emotion.


    • Greatly enjoying Anne Perry's work. The William Monk series set in Victorian London is entertaining and educationala lovely blend of Downton Abbey and Murdoch Mysteries, without the science (alas).


    • These three books introduce the three main characters in this excellent series. You meet William and Hester in the first book and Oliver in the second. Each character is fully drawn and compelling, and the mysteries provide many red herrings before the solutions are revealed.


    • This was a 3 book omnibus. I thought the first book was great, the second book was good and the third book was a bit of a grind to get through. I'm not sure why these are called the William Monk Mysteries, as he's pretty much a minor character after the first book.


    • Mysteries with a few twists and turns and a few surprises, compelling characters, and rather pointed social commentary. I look forward to more encounters with Monk, Hester, Rathbone, and many of the other secondary characters.



    • Interesting and likable characters. Good mystery development. Interesting use of dialect. Good historical background. Definitely an enjoyable read and I am going to continue the series.


    • At first I wasn't too intrigued by the main character, but there are a whole host of minor characters that are quite interesting, I find.


    • Love William Monk mysteriesI loved the ending of this book along with all the twists and turns in it. Thank Anne Perry for another great book.


    • Anne Perry continues to keep you guessing in this series. I loved her "Pitt" series and this didn't disappoint. I enjoy the other series better but this is still a fun one.



    • Very good discriptions of the Victorian life. Main characters are well developed -somewhat radical. Hester is a nurse who has served in the Crimera who is talented and ethical.


    • If you like victorian mysteries and strong womenthen you will love Hester and you will enjoy the'Monk' series.


    • Anne Perry's novels are like my fall back setting. If I'm low on ideas of what to read next I can always know that I can go to the library to pick one up and I will enjoy it.



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