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3.00140928270042 out of 53.00140928270042 out of 53.00140928270042 out of 53.00140928270042 out of 53.00140928270042 out of 5 3.00 (1,185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder? 

Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the woman, Mary Havilland, had planned to marry the fair-haired man who shared her fate. He also discovers that Mary’s father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But Mary’s friends share their own dark suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk searches for answers. From luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers beneath the city where poor folk fight crippling poverty, Monk must connect the clues before death strikes again.

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  • Dark Assassin is brilliant…That rare blend of novel that’s a page-turning thriller yet literary—and, best of all, one that gives us lucky readers the chance to enjoy another adventure by our favorite Victorian police superintendent, William Monk. Dark Assassin continues Anne Perry’s peerless tradition of blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.”

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Perry is at her best when she writes about the class distinctions that defined and divided the class-conscious populace of the nineteenth century, and Colacci syncs perfectly with her as he slips easily from one colloquial accent to another, portraying the wide variety of city dwellers who made up the multitudes occupying London in 1864. Colacci’s performance succeeds nicely in bringing the streets and drawing rooms of Monk’s Victorian London to life.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dawn | 2/19/2014

    " Well written but moved a little slowly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan Landsman | 2/13/2014

    " I found this one much longer-seeming than her others and rather tedious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pat | 2/4/2014

    " Detective Monk goes into the London sewers to solve two murders. The description of building the sewers makes one really appreciate the efforts that went into creating them in 1865. Good book and educational along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamilah | 1/26/2014

    " I always like Anne Perry's books - historical mysteries. This is her Inspector Monk series; her characters are almost always interesting and believable. "

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