When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.More
"Perry keeps the plot taut, compelling and ringing with verisimilitude." (Publishers Weekly)
"As always, Perry's measured, literate prose and strict attention to every detail of custom, location, and culture result in pure reading pleasure." (Library Journal)
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Decent story, Needs a good edit
It is far too long and the style of writing is pedantic.
Yes, I like Anne Perry but this is, by far, the least enjoyable of her books ... in my opinion.
Appropriate, agreeable and expressive.
- Elizabeth Davies