The Face of a Stranger
"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.
Publish date: September 30th 2008
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: William Monk (#1)
I liked it, but I didn't love it. This is the first in a series that I will certainly continue, and I imagine that the later books in the series will be better. The series follows a police detective in mid-19th century London. This particular novel used the old story that the detective has completel...
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...
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...
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...
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...