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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (802 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Ralph Liste Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end?

Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer - a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys is forced to perform vile acts for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures. Although Monk and his fearless wife, Hester, would prefer to pin a medal on Parfitt's killer, duty leads them in another direction - to an unresolved crime from the past, to blackmail and more murder, and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire's most respected men.

To a superlative degree, Acceptable Loss provides colorful characters, a memorable portrait of waterfront life, and a story that achieves its most thrilling moments in a transfixed London courtroom, where Monk faces his old friend Oliver Rathbone in a trial of nearly unbearable tension - in sum, every delectable drop of the rich pleasure that readers expect from an Anne Perry novel.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Theresa | 1/17/2014

    " This continues to be one of my favorite mystery series. I like how Anne Perry takes on class and social issues of 19th-century England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Courtney Milford | 1/14/2014

    " I sort of consider Anne Perry novels to be junk reads, but I have to admit that I already pre-ordered the next book from Amazon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gerry | 1/14/2014

    " Love the Victorian mystery - & - Anne Perry is so good at them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard Stueber | 1/13/2014

    " #17 in the William Monk series. Takes place later in 1864 after #16 Execution Dock. Monk and his wife Hester with the help of their friends solve a murder which occurred in the River Thames. They also expose another child prostitution ring. Does not paint a pretty picture of the dark underbelly of London society. "

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