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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The William Monk Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597101929
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For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone's mind is: What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin? Meanwhile, brilliant private investigator William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain beyond a shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiance, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is responsible for the brutal abuse of her patients, Monk embarks upon a journey into the English countryside, where the last rails are being laid for a new line. But the sight of the tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia - as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy England | 2/20/2014

    " I like mysteries that include lots of local color, and Anne Perry's William Monk novels are set in Victorian England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/18/2014

    " One of Anne Perry's best books. She isn't afraid to take on unpopular topics of the Victorian Age. As usual I didn't see the ending coming. Good to finally learn about Monk's past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Jellum | 2/10/2014

    " I really like Hester and Monk, and their passion for the truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morgan Pugh | 1/31/2014

    " For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, Nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace, especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of a railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell of was pushed, the shocking question in everyone's mind is" What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/30/2014

    " This book had its slow moments but definitely picked up speed (quite literally!) at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graeme Roberts | 1/15/2014

    " I love Anne Perry's deep insight into character and all that I learn about Victorian social issues and everyday life. The plot, however, is incredible and way too complex. I am also heartily sick of Monk almost remembering things. Amnesia has been played out over many seasons, not just a few games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/13/2014

    " I liked this one better than the first Ann Perry I read. Maybe I just knew more what to expect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/11/2014

    " Mostly boring. Read about 100 pages then skipped to the last three chapters. Didn't miss a thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 11/9/2013

    " Very good mystery! While not a book I couldn't put down, it was very good and kept me guessing. Many surprises and unexpected twists and turns. The ending was suspenseful but rather abrupt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 10/5/2013

    " Another good book by anne perry, kept me guessing about the killer till the very end. So glad I didn't live in london back then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Paulson | 9/12/2013

    " As always Anne Perry doesn't disappoint and keeps you hanging on til the very end. This story provides some additional background to William Monk's earlier life and the pieces of his personal puzzle start to fall in place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shemsi | 9/11/2013

    " Eh. . .kind of average for this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 9/1/2013

    " It was so-so. These last few books have not been nearly as good as the first half-dozen or so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K.C. | 5/2/2013

    " I like a mystery, I just finished this today, I enjoyed it in that it answered a lot of questions in the main characters past. A great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 2/22/2013

    " Book Club June 2008 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 11/1/2012

    " This was my first book back into the William Monk novels (I had taken a few years off) and it was nice to see him reach a measure of peace with his past. I also like the depiction of Monk and Hester's relationship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/17/2012

    " Not as good as the other Monk book I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/24/2012

    " Monk investigates a case of fraud in the new railway line and subsequently the death of a railway magnate. While investigating, Monk recalls incidents from his past and slowly regains his memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Brown-Baez | 2/22/2012

    " The historical accurancy and the complexity of her characters keeps me enthralle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg J. | 11/5/2011

    " This has been my least favorite of the series so far. I couldn't get into the plot, and I pushed forward, hoping the next in the series will be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 9/12/2011

    " My favorite Anne Perry book so far. Learned a lot about railroads. Very fast-paced and certainly kept my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 7/7/2011

    " Liked the book very much. Anne Perry is such an accomplished writer and develops her story so thoroughly; makes it difficult to put a book down once started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 5/31/2011

    " The first half of the book is more like 2.5 stars, but by the end, I was engrossed and in awe of how Perry could tie all of those loose ends together. Finally, a better view of the man Monk was! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duffy | 4/3/2011

    " addicted to William and Hester. My second time around reading these books and appreciate the subtle observations and added descriptions of the time, fashion, interior design, and cultural attitudes that add credibility to the overall story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary G. | 2/25/2011

    " Excellent. One of the best Monk books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrula | 12/28/2010

    " It was OK, not bad but not great either. Too much train talk in my opinion and not so much mystery. I have to say I enjoyed more reading Ms. Monk's activities than his husband's, who is the main character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/19/2010

    " I really like Hester and Monk, and their passion for the truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrula | 8/3/2010

    " It was OK, not bad but not great either. Too much train talk in my opinion and not so much mystery. I have to say I enjoyed more reading Ms. Monk's activities than his husband's, who is the main character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/3/2010

    " Excellent. One of the best Monk books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/25/2010

    " Monk investigates a case of fraud in the new railway line and subsequently the death of a railway magnate. While investigating, Monk recalls incidents from his past and slowly regains his memory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 4/23/2010

    " My favorite Anne Perry book so far. Learned a lot about railroads. Very fast-paced and certainly kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/9/2010

    " I liked this one better than the first Ann Perry I read. Maybe I just knew more what to expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/15/2009

    " The first half of the book is more like 2.5 stars, but by the end, I was engrossed and in awe of how Perry could tie all of those loose ends together. Finally, a better view of the man Monk was! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 4/13/2009

    " This was my first book back into the William Monk novels (I had taken a few years off) and it was nice to see him reach a measure of peace with his past. I also like the depiction of Monk and Hester's relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K.C. | 2/6/2009

    " I like a mystery, I just finished this today, I enjoyed it in that it answered a lot of questions in the main characters past. A great read! "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.