Friday, 16 October 2009

A Sudden Fearful Death - Anne Perry

A Sudden, Fearful Death

I've not read any of Anne Perry's books before so it was good to find something a little different to my usual choice of reading.

I really enjoyed this historical murder story, part of the William Monk detective series.
The setting is Victorian England 1857 and when Prudence Barrymore, a Crimean nurse is murdered in London's Royal Free Hospital, William Monk, a private investigator is called in to help find the murderer.

It's a complex plot with interesting and memorable characters. I really enjoyed the story as well as finding out more about aspects of Victorian England including the medical scene and women's lives.

Look forward to reading more in this series.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi -
    I am rereading the first few books of the William Monk series. I also enjoy the historical aspect of Perry's books. I've read quite a few of her other series (Charlotte and Thomas Pitt).
    I recommend reading her books in sequence to get more of an idea about the characters.
    Happy mystery reading :)


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