Monday, July 6, 2015

The William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels, by Anne Perry

Read, reviewed, and given away in January, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy of the first three William Monk mysteries by Anne Perry. Each of the three actually was two mysteries:The whodunnit in each case and also the developing revelations of William Monk"s identity and background following an accident in which he sustained a head injury and subsequent amnesia.

Mr. Monk is a police detective in 1850s London. Ms. Perry describes the Dickensian scenes very well, and the reader is drawn into the scenes: the busy street life, the pubs, the overwhelming and frightening ghettos, as well as the luxuries of the upper classes. The endings were completely surprising, uncomfortably so.
I will look for more William Monk mysteries by Anne Perry.

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