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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472211873

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A missing bride and a murdered coachman – what links the two?

With a plot twist around every corner, Anne Perry’s The Twisted Root is a thrilling journey into the dark underbelly of Victorian society, and features her ever-popular detective William Monk. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Arthur Conan Doyle.

‘This is a story with twists and turns aplenty. The ending is the biggest twist of all’ – St Louis Post-Dispatch

For Miriam Gardiner, at her engagement party at the London home of her fiancé, Lucius Stourbridge, it should have been one of the happiest days of her life. But, leaving suddenly, Miriam disappears without a trace. Reluctant to cause a scandal, Lucius seeks out William Monk and tells him that the only lead concerns their coachman, Treadwell, who is also missing. Monk, not usually a sentimental man, is moved by Lucius’s distress, and assumes that his recent marriage to Hester Latterly is to blame. When Treadwell’s murdered body is found, Monk becomes convinced that his death is linked to a terrible secret in Miriam’s past that someone, desperate keep it hidden, has killed for, and may well do so again, unless he can stop them.

What readers are saying about The Twisted Root:

‘A riveting mystery wrapped up in the dark and seamy side of Victorian London’

‘Anne Perry is the best Victorian crime [writer] I have ever read’

I feel she must have hitched a ride in Dr Who’s Tardis and has [brought] back the very Victorian sensibility with which she furnishes her books. Amazing


Praise for Anne Perry: This is a story with twists and turns aplenty. The ending is the biggest twist of all
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
When a law flies in the face of moral justice, can a person be condemned for defying it even to the point of murder? Anne Perry argues the issue with uncommon eloquence
New York Times Book Review
No one is better known for portraying Victorian life and social mores
The Denver Post
Perry carries the suspense right into the last few pages
The Christian Science Monitor
Anne Perry is [a] master of crime fiction who rarely fails to deliver a strong story and a colorful cast of characters
Baltimore Sun
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
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