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Execution Dock (William Monk Mystery, Book 16)

A gripping Victorian mystery of corruption, betrayal and intrigue

By Anne Perry

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry writes a gritty mystery in Execution Dock, in which Inspector Monk chases a dangerous criminal through the murky underworld of Victorian London.

Has Monk met his most dangerous and elusive opponent yet?

The death of a young boy leads Monk into one of his most dangerous cases yet in the sixteenth book in Anne Perry's brilliant William Monk series Execution Dock. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle.

'Rich in plot development, believable characters and period detail, this entry will only add to the already sizable ranks of Perry's admirers' - Publishers Weekly

It's 1864, and after a game of cat and mouse, Monk has captured Jericho Phillips, the man he suspects of brutally killing a young mudlark and running an evil child prostitution ring. In bringing Phillips to justice, Monk hopes to close down the ring and avenge the memory of Durban, his old commander, who was determined to capture Philips. However, at trial justice does not prevail. Oliver Rathbone, Monk's friend, is hired anonymously to represent the accused and when he proves that vital evidence is missing, Phillips is freed. As Monk begins the investigation again, venturing deeper into London's murky underworld, he realises that Durban may have had his own reasons for pursuing Phillips, and shockingly, that secret support for Phillips may reach further into civilised society than anyone could ever have imagined...

What readers are saying about Execution Dock:

'Ms Perry's books inform, entertain, and make me think...what more can a reader ask for?'

'[A] compelling, assiduously plotted story'

'Well written with a gripping story line... You really feel the dirt and squalor of Victorian London'

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  • Publication date: 25 Nov 2010
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Praise for Anne Perry: Rich in plot development, believable characters and period detail, this entry will only add to the already sizable ranks of Perry's admirers — Publishers Weekly
[Perry's] early-Victorian series... has deepened and darkened its insights into the social evils that burdened London's underclasses — New York Times Book Review
Anne Perry's creation of William Monk, the nineteenth-century private investigator, has proved a welcome and original addition to the crime fiction genre... stylish and highly-individual murder mystery — Yorkshire Evening Post
Her Victorian England pulsates with life and is peopled with wonderfully memorable characters — Faye Kellerman
When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better — San Diego Union-Tribune
Perry has a wonderful feel for period and remains utterly convincing — Guardian
The period detail remains fascinating, and [Perry's] grasp of Victorian character and conscience still astonishes — Cleveland Plain Dealer
[Anne] Perry's strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist — The Wall Street Journal
Perry is a forceful plotter and a consistently polished writer — Seattle Weekly
Absorbing... Perry continues her excellent renderings of Victorian manners and mayhem — Chicago Sun-Times
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