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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,319 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: 9781597103152
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The headlines were gruesome: two beautiful women found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is an obscure artist's model. The other is the wife of Hester's cherished colleague, distinguished surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese emigre who swiftly becomes the principal suspect. With an intensity born of desperation, Hester, Monk, and their dear friend Lady Callandra Daviot, who cannot hide her deep love for the accused, seek evidence that will save Kristian from the hangman - hoping to penetrate not only the mystery of Elissa Beck's death... but the riddle of her life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’ eyes pop.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Intelligently written and historically fascinating.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Perry is the most adroit sleight-of-hand practitioner since Agatha Christie.”

    Chicago Sun Times

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

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/16/2014

    " Not quite as good as her books usually are, but I still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 2/12/2014

    " I liked this book, although I was a tad disappointed with the ending. Anne Perry seems to have great character development (in the two books of hers that I've read). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aparnaa | 2/7/2014

    " It was the usual good slushy fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn F. | 2/3/2014

    " The narrator was okay - had trouble with the women's voices. The story was good and I was surprised at who the killer was which is unusual for me because I usually figure it out about halfway through. I've been reading so many romance books lately, that it was strange not seeing/hearing/reading sex scenes but that doesn't reflect on this book because most of her books don't have many if at all. "

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

    " This is a good story for those familiar with the characters. Those who haven't read the prior books in the series probably won't enjoy it as much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 1/6/2014

    " Not bad for a long car trip. I liked the historical setting but was disappointed with how the ending wrapped up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 theknitsmith | 1/6/2014

    " These books always drag a little at the end but I could not tell who did it which I always count as a great mystery. I also really love this series. Long live William and Hester Monk. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirlyn | 1/1/2014

    " plainly.......just not exciting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bookczuk | 11/19/2013

    " I like Ann Perry's Monk series...maybe because Hester is a strong woman and a nurse? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 11/13/2013

    " William & Hester Monk are interesting characters; strong but flawed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caesaree | 10/30/2013

    " I loved that the mystery was solved in the last page or two. It was a good read, and kept me reading for the answer. Very enjoyable brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 10/17/2013

    " Anne Perry has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time - I read Funeral in Blue in a single sitting and was completely disappointed when I reached the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn Harvey | 10/14/2013

    " The best of the Anne Perry/William Monk books I've read so far. Perry writes tales of guilt and redemption that are moving and believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana Luisa | 6/2/2013

    " Loved to see Hester's family again, and I'm hoping to see Beth in the next book, although that could mean troubles at Northumberland... (Anyway, I wish to see Hester meeting her sister-in-law since the first book!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/15/2012

    " It's nice to have a different detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catarina | 8/15/2012

    " One of the best in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 7/9/2012

    " I did not like this nearly as well as "A Breach of Promise", which, granted, is not a murder/mystery, per se. These are not my cup of tea, and I, generally, do not enjoy them. Thus, the 2 star rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brigitte | 6/12/2012

    " Historical mystery with William Monk and his wife Lester investigating. The whole series is fun, so this is what you would expect - a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/18/2012

    " Another entertaining Monk mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beowulfwulf | 12/29/2011

    " Ouh que c'est tordu. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/16/2011

    " Very enjoyable. Kristian imprisoned for killing his wife. Monk and Hester must prove him innocent. Gambling is the root of the evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 3/28/2011

    " The wife of Dr. Kristian Beck, a doctor at the hospital where Hester Monk and Lady Callandra Daviot volunteer, is murdered. This was another great Monk mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/25/2010

    " William & Hester in classic form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 12/21/2010

    " Good, typical book from Perry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrsgaskell | 11/13/2010

    " This was a pleasant Victorian mystery featuring William and Hester Monk. My suspicions as to the murderer were correct but not the motive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 8/17/2010

    " Not bad for a long car trip. I liked the historical setting but was disappointed with how the ending wrapped up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/14/2010

    " William & Hester Monk are interesting characters; strong but flawed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/5/2010

    " Am I really on number 12 in this series? Good, not great...good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/2/2009

    " It's nice to have a different detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bookczuk | 4/3/2009

    " I like Ann Perry's Monk series...maybe because Hester is a strong woman and a nurse?
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 3/31/2009

    " The wife of Dr. Kristian Beck, a doctor at the hospital where Hester Monk and Lady Callandra Daviot volunteer, is murdered. This was another great Monk mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/6/2009

    " Not quite as good as her books usually are, but I still liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/20/2009

    " Anne Perry has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time - I read Funeral in Blue in a single sitting and was completely disappointed when I reached the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/9/2009

    " Good times with Anne Perry. . . pretty much par for her course. This was a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 12/31/2008

    " William Monk, his wife, Hester and others try to gather evidence to save Dr. Kristian Beck from being convicted and hanging for the murder of his gambling wife. Excellent 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.