Anne Perry's Death of a Stranger
Subject for Book Discussion August 13
From the back cover: For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, Nurse Hester Monk’s clinic is no longer a place of respite—especially since their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood overshadows everything else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone’s mind is? What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin?
Meanwhile, brilliant private investigator William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain beyond a shadow of a doubt whether her fiancé, an executive in Nolan Baltimore’s thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin his career.
As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is responsible for the brutal abuse of her patients, Monk embarks upon a journey into the English countryside, where the last rails are being laid for a new line. But the sight of the tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia—as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun to unfold.
Anne Perry is the best-selling author of two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England: The William Monk novels and the Thomas Pitt novels. She is also the author of five World War I novels, as well as eight holiday novels. She lives in Scotland.
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