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Sins of the Wolf (William Monk, Bk. 5) (original 1994; edition 1995)
by Anne Perry
The Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry (1994)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804113831, Mass Market Paperback)"Perry [has two] strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist."
--The Wall Street Journal
Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well-suited for the position: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady with delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester's simple job takes a grave turn when the woman dies during the night. And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder--punishable by execution.
The notorious case presents detective William Monk with a daunting task: find a calculating killer amongst the prominent and coolly unassailable Farraline clan. Since Hester must be tried in Edinburgh, where prejudice against her runs high, there is little that the highly skilled barrister Oliver Rathbone can do to help. He can only try to direct her Scottish lawyer from the frustrating sidelines, and pray that Hester will not be sent to the gallows....
"When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better."
--The San Diego Union-Tribune
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE MYSTERY GUILD
AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:26 -0400)
In Edinburgh, Nurse Hester Latterly, a veteran of the Crimean War, is accused of murder after the rich woman she was escorting in a train dies from an overdose of medicine. It's a setup, of course, and Inspector Monk rushes to the rescue. By the author of The Hyde Park Headsman.
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