Dark Assassin

A William Monk Novel

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  • 9780345469298
  • 9780345490858
On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murder? Ever the investigator, Monk learns that the woman, Mary Havilland, had planned to marry the fair-haired man who shared her fate. He also discovers that Mary’s father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But Mary’s friends share their own darks suspicions with Monk, who now faces the mysteries surrounding three deaths. Aided by his intrepid wife, Hester, Monk searches for answers. From luxurious drawing rooms where powerful men hatch their unscrupulous plots, to the sewers beneath the city where poor folk fight crippling poverty, Monk must connect the clues before death strikes again.
  • Random House Publishing Group; March 2006
  • ISBN 9780345490858
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  • Title: Dark Assassin
  • Author: Anne Perry
  • Imprint: Ballantine Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0345490851
  • 9780345469298
  • 9780345490858

In The Press

Praise for Anne Perry’s William Monk novels

“Dark Assassin is brilliant . . . That rare blend of novel that’s a page-turning thriller yet literary–and, best of all, one that gives us lucky readers the chance to enjoy another adventure by our favorite Victorian police superintendent, William Monk. Dark Assassin continues Anne Perry’s peerless tradition of blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail.”
–Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector


The Shifting Tide

“An engrossing story that leaves the reader waiting for Monk’s next adventure . . . The mysterious and dangerous waterfront world of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, comes to life.”
–South Florida Sun-Sentinel


Death of a Stranger

“[A] tantalizing puzzle . . . At last, in Death of a Stranger, the secrets of Monk’s past are dramatically revealed and the mystery of his identity conclusively resolved.”
–The New York Times Book Review


Funeral in Blue

“No one writes more elegantly than Perry, nor better conjures up the rich and colorful tapestry of London in the Victorian era. But for all its arcane setting and stylistic eloquence, Funeral in Blue is an old-style private eye novel–and an extremely good one.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer


From the Hardcover edition.

About The Author

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Blind Justice and A Sunless Sea, the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including Death on Blackheath and Midnight at Marble Arch. She is also the author of a series of five World War I novels, as well as eleven holiday novels, most recently A New York Christmas, and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Ottoman Empire. Anne Perry lives in Scotland and Los Angeles.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0345490851
  • 9780345469298
  • 9780345490858