A Dangerous Mourning : William Monk

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: William Monk
  • 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the beautiful daughter of Sir Basil Moidore is stabbed to death in her bed, Inspector Monk and Nurse Latterly uncover a tale of shame and scandal that threatens to destroy a powerful London dynasty.

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What the Critics Say

"As tension mounts in the household and a handsome and disliked footman becomes a scapegoat, Monk covertly arranges to introduce Hester Latterly, who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea and has helped Monk before, as a nurse in the Moidore home. Although a grave miscarriage of justice occurs and Monk is dismissed from the police force for a matter of conscience, the strong-willed pair persists in pressing the case to its chilling conclusion." ( Publishers Weekly)"Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens's eyes pop." ( New York Times Book Review)"A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable read." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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An enjoyable listen.

A good solid listen from a competent writer. It?s all here: period detail and atmosphere; a well constructed plot and believable characters. If you like a mystery set in the nineteenth century; this one won?t let you down. Perhaps it?s a little slow and ponderous in parts and the ending is rather abrupt but the measured pace is in keeping with the period setting. Don?t start with this book though; they?re written to be listened to in series
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- Heather

A good listen

A good listen. Solid storyline, well read. Particularly enjoyed the development of characters in this book - essential to listen to them in order to fully appreciate this.
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- Alison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books