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The Face of a Stranger - Anne Perry
The Face of a Stranger
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"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."THE KIRKUS REVIEWSHis name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory... show more
"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."THE KIRKUS REVIEWSHis name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else....A Dual Main Selection of the Mystery GuildFrom the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345513557 (034551355X)
ASIN: 034551355X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
Series: William Monk (#1)
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It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it
4.0 Review: The Face of a Stranger
Set in London in the 1850s (no dates are given, but the Crimean War is prominent), The Face of a Stranger is the first in a 20-volume series of novels featuring detective William Monk. In an inventive twist, Monk is not introduced like Holmes or Peter Wimsey, with a full set of eccentricities and in...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry
bookshelves: tbr-busting-2014, summer-2014, series, mystery-thriller, published-1990, fraudio, victoriana, london, britain-england, historical-fiction Read from May 16 to June 10, 2014 Narrated by Davina Porter Description: His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police dete...
beishir
beishir rated it
5.0 The Face of a Stranger (William Monk Novels)
This was a great introduction to a new author for me, an author with an interesting past, to say the least.Set in Victorian London, William Monk wakes up in a hospital after an accident not knowing who he is or remembering anything about his past.He quickly learns that he is a detective, a highly mo...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
A good first novel to kick off the series. The hero/detective William Monk awakes in a hospital in 1850's London without a memory of who he is, or what brought him there. In uncovering the truth behind the murder of an aristocrat, Monk meets Hester Latterly, a nurse who has returned from the Crimean...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
This book was OK..coming from Anne Perry, I think I expected much more *BAM*, but it is def. a series I will continue with.
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