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Blood on the Water by Anne Perry
  

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Written with authority, well-researched, great attention to detail, vivid descriptions and lots of compassion. This is another lovely offering of Victorian detection featuring the head of the River Police, William Monk and his wife Hester, now on their twentieth case. It is a pretty horrific one involving the blowing up of a pleasure boat on the Thames and the subsequent deaths of many. Old fans will rejoice, new ones can easily start here.

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Blood on the Water by Anne Perry

London, 1856. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes. When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife Hester investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous...

About the Author

Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen on the Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime'. She lives in Scotland.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Anne Perry

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Author's Website

www.anneperry.co.uk/
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Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780755397204

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