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Cain His Brother by Anne Perry

Cain His Brother

by Anne Perry

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Series: William Monk novels (6)

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Twin brothers: one very, very good and one very, very bad. Excellent plot line and characters, though I think the pacing could be a bit faster. ( )
  cfk | Apr 18, 2014 |
Another William Monk and Hester Latterly novel. Perry seems to change back and forth between the characters as to how much trouble they run into in their lives with the other character often set up to bail them out of the situation. In this story, William Monk runs into trouble with Hester helping him out if it. There are several other story lines going on with the main one being the interesting situation involving the twin brothers,Angus and Caleb. The resolution does not happen until the last few pages. Memory, or lack thereof, always plays an important part in this series, which I find fascinating in light of my reading [Moonwalking with Einstein] by Joshua Foer, an excellent non fiction book about memory. A criticism of this and other Anne Perry books is their tendency to go on just a little too long. I also agree the conflict between Hester and Monk seems forced this time out. ( )
  dallenbaugh | Dec 15, 2011 |
Excellent Read! ( )
  DivineMissW | Aug 9, 2011 |
Anne Perry's William Monk series set in England after the Crimean War follows the investigations by William Monk. Many of the characters appear in each of the books: Hester and Lady Callandra. In this episode, Monk tries to find a missing husband. The man, Angus Stonefield, is the picture of an ideal man. Angus is kind and loving and loyal and honest. His twin brother, Caleb Stone, is the exact opposite. The two men resemble Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Everyone believes that Caleb has murdered Angus, and Caleb is arrested and brought to trial. In the background, Hester and Lady Callandra fight a typhoid epidemic. Perry weaves the two story lines in a presentation of the woes of the poor. The surprise ending is foreshadowed throughout the story. ( )
  delphimo | Jul 3, 2011 |
Another entry in the Monk series. I had a sneaking suspicion about the resolution to the mystery throughout much of the book, but not enough to be sure. And there was plenty else going on, including a typhoid outbreak in the Limehouse district of London, a poor, unsanitary, and unsafe area where Lady Callandra, Dr. Kristaan Beck, and Hester Latterly have set up a hospital. Meanwhile, Monk meets a lovely and charming young woman and goes out with her a few times before she suddenly turns on him, tearing her dress and jumping out of a cab to claim assault.

Despite facing ruin, Monk solves the case in the nick of time. The relationship between Monk and Hester moves glacially, if at all: he's uncomfortable around her since their kiss and she sees the lovely young woman with whom he's infatuated. But when the woman turns on him, it's Hester who springs to his defense once more. Monk spends some time agonizing over how he's treated women in the murky past he can't remember, and he then wonders how well he's treated Hester.
  ejj1955 | Mar 1, 2011 |
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Debritto, AbelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Diago, MercèTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Griffini, Grazia MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."
--Chicago Sun-Times
In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb--a creature long since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . .
"MASTERFUL . . . DARKLY CHILLING . . . Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained and guessing--right up to the final pages."
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT FIGURED OUT, THINK AGAIN! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry."
--Mostly Murder
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A Victorian mystery featuring Det. William Monk who is asked by a woman to find her missing husband. Monk suspects the husband has been murdered by his no-good twin brother. By the author of Traitors Gate.

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