Death of a Stranger

CD - abridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B3368
Released: Oct 29, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441867179
Narrator/s: David Colacci
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace - especially 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. 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 or not her fiance, 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 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 its inexorable unfolding.

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Author(s): Anne Perry
Series: Inspector Monk Series No: 13
Genre: Mystery

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Anne Perry
Narrator(s): David Colacci
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number BN1178
Released: Apr 02, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455877195
eBook
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Author(s): Anne Perry
Series:
Product Number EB00150951
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345458650

Professional reviews

"While William Monk battles amnesia to solve a case involving possible railroad fraud, his wife, Hester, finds herself working on the same case through a different channel. Hester's post as a volunteer nurse in London's Red Light District has brought her into the investigation of a railroad magnate's murder. David Colacci's understated performance relies on light characterization and brilliant transitions in dialect to portray the main characters, spiced with somewhat overstated interpretations of a few bit players. The contrast works well to maintain variety and interest, and to lend credibility to all. Colacci's subdued narrative passages can be a bit hypnotic on the long stretches, and the dialogue not always frequent enough to revive them. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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