By Anne Perry
“Give her an exceptional homicide and a shameful social evil,” The manhattan instances ebook Review as soon as declared, “and Anne Perry can write a Victorian secret that might make Dickens’s eyes pop.” And Perry’s new William and Hester Monk tale, a captivating masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks, outshines all her prior novels during this profitable and cherished series.
When the physique of a small-time criminal named Mickey Parfitt washes up at the tide, nobody grieves; faraway from it. yet William Monk, commander of the River Police, is wondered by way of the pricy silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this based scarf—whose unique proprietor used to be evidently a guy of substance—end up imbedded within the neck of a wharf rat who well-merited his sordid end?
Dockside informers lead Monk to what could be a partial answer—a floating palace of corruption at the Thames controlled by way of Parfitt, the place a captive band of half-starved boys are pressured to accomplish vile acts for males keen to pay a excessive rate for middle of the night pleasures. even though Monk and his fearless spouse, Hester, would favor to pin a medal on Parfitt’s killer, responsibility leads them in one other direction—to an unresolved crime from the earlier, to blackmail and extra homicide, and to a dangerous war of words with the various empire’s Most worthy men.
To a superlative measure, Acceptable Loss presents colourful characters, a memorable portrait of waterfront existence, and a narrative that achieves its such a lot exciting moments in a transfixed London court, the place Monk faces his previous buddy Oliver Rathbone in an ordeal of approximately insufferable tension—in sum, each delectable drop of the wealthy excitement that readers anticipate from an Anne Perry novel.
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