By Anne Perry
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Anne Perry's spellbinding Victorian mysteries, particularly these that includes William Monk, have enthralled readers for a new release. the apparent broker calls Monk "a marvelously darkish, brooding creation"--and, actual to shape, this new Perry masterpiece is as deceptively deep and twisty because the Thames.
As commander of the River Police, Monk is conversant in violent demise, however the mutilated lady physique came across on Limehouse Pier one cold December morning strikes him with horror and pity. The victim's identify is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront buddies can inform him little--only that a similar unknown gentleman had visited her as soon as a month for a few years. She has to be a prostitute, but--described as quiet and kempt--she doesn't seem to be a fallen woman.
What sinister secrets and techniques can have made terrible Zenia worthy killing? And why does the govt. continue interfering in Monk's investigation?
While the general public cries out for blood, Monk, his lively spouse, Hester, and...
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The wall, the flooring, the carpet. The valance exploded, raining hot shards of stained-glass birds on his face and shoulders. How could it move so fast? Pellam wondered, growing faint. Sparks exploded around him, clicking and snapping like ricochets. There was no air. He couldn't breathe. " Ettie screamed. "It's on that side. I can't—" The wall of fire had encircled her. She couldn't reach the window that opened onto the fire escape. From the fourth floor down and the second floor up, the flames advanced on him.
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