'Perry's characters are richly drawn and the plot satisfyingly serpentine. However, the best element in this novel is Perry's depiction of the excitement preceding and the butchery during the Battle of Bull, reminiscent of Thackeray's unflinching portrait of Waterloo in VANITY FAIR. As Hester uses her Crimean War nursing experience to aid the strocken soldiers, her feelings of revulsion and inadequacy are especially compelling. A remarkable addition to the Perry canon' Booklist
'Perry has here provided a meticulously plotted crime story with alibis and deception leading enerringly to the solution' The Scotsman
'Anne Perry's creation of William Monk, the nineteenth-century private investigator, has proved a welcome and original addition to the crime fiction genre...stylish and highly-individual murder mystery' Yorkshire Evening Post
The eleventh bestselling novel featuring William Monk from acclaimed author Anne Perry
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About the Author
Anne Perry lives in Portmahomack, Scotland. Her William and Hester Monk mysteries have been critically acclaimed, and her well-loved series featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt has been adapted for television. THE CATER STREET HANGMAN was watched by millions of viewers when it was broadcast by ITV.