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The Face of a Stranger: The First William Monk Novel (Mortalis)
by Anne Perry

Published: 2008-09-30
Paperback : 368 pages
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"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."
THE KIRKUS REVIEWS
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his ...
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"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."
THE KIRKUS REVIEWS
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else....
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  "An amnesiac solving a murder .. interesting premise"by fastreader (see profile) 09/20/13

Our group hasn't discussed many mysteries over the years; however we enjoyed this book very much. Plenty to discuss comparing social and lifestyle between the Victorian era and now, as well as character... (read more)

 
  "The Face of a Stranger"by Maurice (see profile) 03/05/11

I felt the second half of the book moved much better once we were allowed to see the story develop from outside of Monk. Maybe a little less hand holding on the conclusion, but an enjoyable read.

 
  "Hooked at the beginning"by mhabrych (see profile) 02/25/11

I was hooked around pg. 3-- I wanted to know what was going to happen to this man!

 
  "A Fascinating Victorian Mystery"by RockinRenee (see profile) 11/07/10

Anne Perry does a wonderful job giving the reader a sense of what it might have been like in Victorian England. Her characters are real and flawed and she gives great detail of the societal pressures... (read more)

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