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Death of a Stranger – tekijä: Anne Perry
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Death of a Stranger (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2002; vuoden 2003 painos)

– tekijä: Anne Perry (Tekijä)

Sarjat: William Monk (13)

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For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace--especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone's mind is: What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin? Meanwhile, brilliant private investigator William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain beyond a shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiancé, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is responsible for the brutal abuse of her patients, Monk embarks upon a journey into the English countryside, where the last rails are being laid for a new line. But the sight of tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia--as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Death of a Stranger
Kirjailijat:Anne Perry (Tekijä)
Info:Ballantine (2003), 352 pages
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Death of a Stranger (tekijä: Anne Perry) (2002)

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In this, the thirteenth book of the series, Monk is hired by a young woman to investigate a new railroad for fraud. It takes him back to the mysteries of his past life. Meanwhile, Hester is working in a refuge for injured and sick prostitutes who are being badly beaten. A prosperous railroad owner is found dead, and Hester tries to find out who murdered him.
Much of Monk's past is finally revealed finally. Oliver, Runcorn, and other of the recurring characters in the series show up which is always fun. Monk and Hester seem somewhat separated after the closeness in the recent books, but hopefully, they'll be able to confide in each other better going forward.
This series is always an enjoyable read. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Jul 19, 2018 |
good Vict. England from other side Prostitutes — forced — Monk searching for past
Nurses in Brothel Areas — RR. Bldgs cutting costs + safety

For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk’s clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace—especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone’s mind is: What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin?
  christinejoseph | Jul 14, 2017 |
A book that too me quite a while to read. In the beginnibg it is quite slow and the Monks's actions don't seem to lead anywhere in particular, only add to the confusion.

Then after the last murder it takes off and then finally took such a strong hold of me, that I nearly forhgot to breathe reading the last 5 pages or so. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Mar 31, 2013 |
I think Anne Perry is writing too many books and not spending enough time on the hard work of editing and proof-reading. I found at least 3 places where what was said on an earlier page was contradicted by something a few pages later. While that didn't completely spoil the book for me I think I will not be reading anymore of Perry's books unless they come highly recommended from someone whose judgment I trust.

In this book Hester Monk is providing free medical help to prostitutes while William Monk is a private investigator. Hester is used to seeing women roughed up but three women come in together, all needing help, which she willingly gives without asking questions. The next morning when the beat policeman tells her that a "toff" has been found dead in a brothel she has to tell him what she knows about these women. At home William is approached by a well-dressed lady who wants him to investigate if her fiance, a partner in a railway company, is a participant in a fraud. William, who had an accident seven years before and cannot remember many details of his life before that time, is startled to find his signature on one of the pieces of paper she has brought him. This investigation forces him to delve back into his own past as well as try to answer the lady's question. Meanwhile Hester has more work because the police crackdown in the area is driving customers away and the prostitutes are unable to pay their debts so they are being badly hurt. She discovers that some of these "ladies of the night" were once respectable governesses and servants who have had to go into prostitution to repay the usorious debts they have acquired. She believes that the "toff", who has been identified as Nolan Baltimore, had something to do with this usury. Nolan Baltimore was also the senior partner in the railway firm William is investigating. The threads of their separate investigations start to come together and meanwhile William is questioning if he is really the man he seems to be now or if he was involved in a similar fraudulent scheme 16 years before.

There's lots of detail about life in London and areas outside of London in Victorian times which is very interesting. But I can't help but feel that some of the details are a little far-fetched. Would rabbits really not be able to build warrens in hills that had a granite base? It seems to me that there would be sufficient soil cover for them to dig holes. So, as I said previously, I'm going to give Anne Perry's books a miss from now on. ( )
  gypsysmom | Dec 13, 2011 |
This novel had many plots and subplots involving Monk, Hester, and Monk's past. Each book brings Monk closer to the truth of his life before his accident. Hester, as usual, is fighting the morals battles of women and the poor. She reasons that prostitution is bad, but that women have few avenues open for earning wages. Monk investigates fraud in land deals and the operations of the railroad. Anne Perry writes in the detailed style of Elizabeth George, but provides less psychological analysis than George. I enjoy reading both authors, and may venture into Perry's Thomas Pitt series. ( )
  delphimo | Jul 27, 2011 |
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For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, providing medicine, food, and a modicum of peace--especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Whether he fell or was pushed, the shocking question in everyone's mind is: What was such a pillar of respectability doing in a seedy place of sin? Meanwhile, brilliant private investigator William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain beyond a shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiancé, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is responsible for the brutal abuse of her patients, Monk embarks upon a journey into the English countryside, where the last rails are being laid for a new line. But the sight of tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia--as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.

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