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Death of a Stranger (William Monk Mystery, Book 13)

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3rd February 2003

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780747268932

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Every night Hester Monk tends to women of the streets who have been injured as a result of their trade. But the injuries are becoming more serious, and now a body has been discovered in one of the area’s brothels. The dead man is the respected head of a successful railway company, Nolan Baltimore. With calls for the police to clean up the streets, Hester decides she must intervene to protect these women who stand to lose everything. Meanwhile her husband, William Monk, is investigating a possible fraud at Baltimore and Sons. As Monk endeavours to prevent a serious crime from taking place, he faces some staggering revelations, and finds that the time has come to confront his own demons – even if it means losing all he holds dear…

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New York Times Book Review
Anne Perry's novels are New York Times bestsellers and have earned much critical acclaim: 'Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens' eyes pop out
Guardian
A totally contemporary feel ... admirably well-written
Faye Kellerman
Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters
Scotland on Sunday
A complex plot supported by superb storytelling ... and William Monk, a contender for the post of Most Original Investigator in recent fiction