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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,868 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781440775727
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Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength-and motive-to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Happy | 2/12/2014

    " Oh my goodness, that was so good!! Hard to read towards the end because of its subject matter. But a wonderfully written story. Bravo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoy all of Anne Perry's Victorian mystery novels. This one featured Monk as the investigator. After reading several of these, one gets to know the main characters, and they do reappear here. I was in the dark as to how this was going to come out; it seemed like there was no way the prisoner could be saved, but it resolved comfortably at the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2014

    " Part detective novel, part courtroom drama, this book is not badly written. However, I resent its extreme sensationalism. Murder not bad enough? Throw in some sexual abuse. Still not bad enough? Make it incest. Still want more? How about a child sodomy ring? It makes me angry that a book should require this much suffering to make a simple whodunnit story. I've read about 5 or 8 of the 40 or so books Anne Perry has written, and I've mostly enjoyed them for their Victorian color and suspense. But this one really pissed me off. Boo! Rotten tomatoes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frederick Masterman | 2/4/2014

    " In the third of the William Monk Victorian detective series I was very pleased to see the character of Hester Latterly developed with careful expertise. Hester figures so strongly in later novels that I was delighted to see how the author introduced her character in this book with words both eloquent and moving. The conditions of Victorian England, the repression of superbly talented women such as Hester, and her determination to be herself in spite of society's prejudiced, ill-informed attitudes of women, make Defend and Betray one of the best Perry novels I have read thus far. I never listened to this one on audio tape, as I did many others of both the Monk and Pitt series a decade past. It was a refreshing treat to read the text. Perry's talents were wonderfully expressed in this work, which can stand alone as a novel, but is yet a wonderful transition piece in the story of William Pitt and Hester Latterly. "

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

    " Another engaging addition to the Monk mysteries, but I will add this caveat without giving any actual spoilers: the mystery and reasons for murder were disturbing and difficult to read and left me feeling emotionally drained. So part of me was rushing through the last bits because she's such a good writer and I wanted to see all the missing pieces, and part of me just needed to end it because of its subject matter. Very icky! At any rate, I really love this series and am eager to continue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/25/2014

    " I just picked this up at the library and when I started to read it, realized that I had already read it a few months ago. I enjoy both characters Hester and Monk and plan on reading more of their series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/12/2014

    " i am a very big fan of anne perry and found this on a bookshelf in the ships library. i had never read this early monk and it put a lot of pieces together on the characters. and it was, as always, an excellent mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 1/3/2014

    " I think this is my favorite Monk story. Poor Cassian brings me to tears every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura G | 12/31/2013

    " I love these. A couple of her books were a bit edgy for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 12/28/2013

    " I randomly picked this book up at our local YMCA's "take-a-book, leave-a-book" area. That's always iffy since you never really know what you're going to get. However, I thought this was an interesting and enjoyable book. Not a gripping page-turner for me, but entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Potter | 12/27/2013

    " Really enjoyed this one. I like it when the characters from past books are a bit more developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 12/12/2013

    " Period fiction - well written and enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula Calhau Silvestre | 11/29/2013

    " Circulo de Leitores "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/26/2013

    " I really enjoy this series and the narrator is fantastic. I have to go download the next book now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 10/7/2013

    " When a Victorian wife confesses that she has killed her husband, Monk has to prove otherwise. Great courtroom scenes in this one. Perry rarely disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 7/10/2013

    " Not as good as the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, but still interesting and worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phifer, Barbara | 5/26/2013

    " I so enjoy Inspector William Monk series and Thomas and Charlotte Pitt,the whole crew! I am so glad she(Ms. Perry) writes!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/6/2013

    " This one took a long time to get up to speed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 1/17/2013

    " Definitely not my type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/27/2012

    " Another great Monk tale by Anne Perry! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/2/2011

    " Good plot, but waaaaaaaaaay overwritten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 7/25/2011

    " What a horrible story! (It IS a murder mystery, after all.) But, it's amazing. Rathbone becomes more and more likable and my admiration of his lawyerly skills continues to grow. I also love how by the end Monk is starting to appreciate Hester. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/21/2011

    " I randomly picked this book up at our local YMCA's "take-a-book, leave-a-book" area. That's always iffy since you never really know what you're going to get. However, I thought this was an interesting and enjoyable book. Not a gripping page-turner for me, but entertaining nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 10/25/2010

    " Yikes. Well-written as usual, but the subject matter had me all out-of-sorts. I try not to read books like this, as I have a very good imagination and will have bad dreams later. Wish I had had some warning ahead of time. Here's yours in two words: pederastic incest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/4/2009

    " It took until the end of the book to digest all the twists and turns and how helpless the life of a woman, even in society, in Victorian England was. We learn more of Monk's past and see his jealousy as he notices a growing attraction between Oliver Rathbone and Hester Latterly. Excellent. "

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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

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.