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Death of a stranger

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, especially welcome since lately 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 brothel overshadows all else. Meanwhile, brilliant P.I. William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Mystery
Named Person: William (Fictitious character) Monk
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Perry
ISBN: 0345440056 9780345440051
OCLC Number: 49743622
Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anne Perry.
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For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, especially welcome since lately 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 brothel overshadows all else. Meanwhile, brilliant P.I. William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain whether her fiancé, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is brutally abusing her patients, Monk journeys into the English countryside, where the sight of 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 its inexorable unfolding.

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