An Echo of Murder (William Monk, #23) by Anne Perry

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Read An Echo of Murder (William Monk, #23) Online Free - In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques--lest he be caught in the cross hairs of violent bigotry.

In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London's Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn't speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be--a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners--they are well hidden among the city's ever-growing populace.

With the able assistance of his wife--former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders--Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian emigres, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London's streets like a clarion of doom.

Title : An Echo of Murder (William Monk, #23)
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ISBN : 0425285014
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

With some authors I say I grew up reading, other authors I say I grew old reading. Anne Perry is one of the latter since I have been reading her for more than 25 years. Proof positive that she writes some outstanding mysteries. The twenty third outing of Commander William Monk and his wife Hester...

Sophia rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

An Anne Perry mystery always feels like a deep submersion into history and a delving into the darkest corners of humanity while using her circle of heroes to show there can be hope and justice as well. An Echo of Murder the #23 entry in the William Monk series is no exception. From the beginning,...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

August 22, 2017

I have read Anne Perry for more than 20 years. I like the William Monk series although the Thomas Pitt one is my favorite. This is the 23rd book in the series about the Thames River Police Commander and his wife, Hester, a former Crimean War nurse and Florence Nightingale protege. They have take...

Cynthia rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2017

I always look forward to a new Monk book because though I enjoy her other series, especially her Pitt books, the Monk books feel like they have more emotional depth. Maybe because they're darker than her other books because of Monk and Hester's back stories. Echo takes place among Hungarian immig...

Barb in Maryland rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 26, 2017

Okay, who replaced the real Anne Perry with this imposter? Or maybe it was the editor who was replaced! Anyway you look at it, this was awful in terms of the writing--so much repetition!! The phrases, the situations, the places--over and over and over again!! Enough already! I ended up skimming be...

eyes.2c rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

Absorbing! As always a masterful rendition of murder inquiry, doubt, and the machinations of the human mind under stress. Once again Perry brings a reality check to murder most foul. Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is confronted by a murder unlike any he's seen before. A Hungarian man ha...

Jean rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

Anne Perry is the queen of the 19th century historical crime novel. Anne Perry is the pseudonym under which Juliet Marion Hulme writes. This is book twenty-three of the William Monk series. Monk is the Commander of the Thames River Police. His wife, Hester, is a nurse. She served with Florence Nig...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2018

This is the 23rd in the series, and I continue to be absorbed in the lives of Monk, Hester, and Scuff. The only detractions for me in this one were technical aspects of the mystery and other events. For one, when the doctors treated a patient with tetanus, I was curious and looked it up. It appea...

Beth rated it ★★★☆☆

January 27, 2018

This was pretty slow moving, and Monk seemed less than his usually shrewd self in this one. He mysteriously fails to follow up on several things, including a suspect, between the killings. As usual the endless internal speculations and self-examinations, and mental tug-a-wars of all the main char...

Mal rated it ★★★☆☆

December 07, 2017

English novelist Anne Perry writes historical crime fiction. In abundance. Thirty-two books to date in the Thomas Pitt series, set in England in the period beginning in 1881. Five in a World War I series. And twenty-three in a series of novels featuring William Monk, who serves as Commander of th...

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