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An Echo of Murder

Number of page: 304
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425285015
Category: Fiction

In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques—lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry. In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be—a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners—they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace. With the able assistance of his wife—former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders—Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom.Praise for An Echo of Murder“Skillful . . . [Anne] Perry smoothly intertwines themes—war’s lingering cost, tension around immigration and otherness—that challenge in both her period and our own. Her gritty depictions of Victorian medicine at home and on the battlefield ground the story in wrenching realism.”—Publishers Weekly

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  • Christiana5Christiana5
    LibraryThing Review I received this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program, in exchange for an honest review. This is the latest in the William Monk series, set in 1870’s London, and focuses on what
  • owlie13owlie13
    LibraryThing Review I had read quite a few of the early works in this series, but missed the last 6 or 7. Luckily, I don’t think I missed anything crucial to the story by jumping back in. Overall, I enjoyed this book
  • AnneWKAnneWK
    LibraryThing Review Terrible murders are happening in the Hungarian immigrant community in Monk’s Victorian London and he is baffled. The subject gives Anne Perry an opportunity to delve into why people hate other groups
  • librarian1204librarian1204
    LibraryThing Review The 23rd installment in an impressive series that is set in London. The series features Commander Monk Thames River Police and his wife Hester, a battlefield nurse that serv ed in the Crimean War. A
  • delphimodelphimo
    LibraryThing Review Anne Perry beautifully executes another William Monk story of social awareness and the changing times. In this tale, males in a small Hungarian community in England meet violent death as the blame for
  • KateBaxterKateBaxter
    LibraryThing Review Although not unfamiliar with Anne Perry’s writing, this was my first foray into her William Monk series. This was the 23rd installment of this series, yet there was sufficient background material
  • bah195bah195
    LibraryThing Review Reading an Anne Perry book is like revisiting an old friend. Her characters are so well developed and the story flows so easily. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never read one of her books because Ms
  • janerawoofjanerawoof
    LibraryThing Review Workmanlike entry in the William Monk Victorian mystery series. A man is bizarrely murdered among London’s Hungarian community: in a warehouse stabbed with a bayonet, surrounded by 17 candles, 2 of
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