Revenge in a Cold River (William Monk Mystery, Book 22)
Murder and smuggling from the dark streets of Victorian London
By Anne Perry
William Monk himself comes under suspicion in Anne Perry's twisting Victorian mystery Revenge in a Cold River.
An adversary Monk cannot remember threatens everything he holds dear - will he survive what is to come?
The queen of the Victorian mystery, New York Times bestseller Anne Perry returns with the twenty-second novel in the William Monk series Revenge in a Cold River. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle.
'The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel' - New York Times
London, 1869: The body of a middle-aged man is found tangled in a mass of rope and wooden wreckage near the dockside of the River Thames.
Commander William Monk of the River Police is called when initial investigations reveal the man was shot in the back. When he learns that the man was a master forger who had just escaped prison, Monk's interest is immediately piqued. But as his investigations lead him ever deeper into the murky world of smuggling and forgery, Monk is forced to confront his own forgotten past.
The unsolicited interference of an old foe takes precedence as it becomes clear to Monk that a bitter enemy is back for revenge and has him in his sights. With his life and career in imminent danger, can Monk navigate his way to the truth before it is too late?
What readers are saying about Revenge in a Cold River:
'Perry's writing is very evocative of the time and I felt myself transported back to the 1800s'
'A gripping story revealing long held secrets, revenge and murder. A book that kept me sat on [the edge of] my chair, turning the pages determined to find out what happened next'
'Once again Anne Perry has enthralled me with her clever weaving of [this] story'
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21 Apr 2016
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Praise for Anne Perry: The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel — New York Times
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
[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
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
With a steady hand at dissecting character and motivation, a keen grasp of social history and a flair for description of Victorian London, Perry guarantees a good read to those who like their murder in a believable historical and psychological context — Publishers Weekly
[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