By Anne Perry
For a new release, Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels have invited readers to discover the brilliantly seductive middle of Victorian London, the place nice wealth and nice evil reside aspect via aspect, and nice males occasionally make unlucky choices.
In Perry’s beautiful new novel, Hester Monk, the spouse of William Monk, commander of the Thames River Police, questions the funds of a London church whose members’ well-deserved charitable presents seem to have ended up within the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, procuring his superb domestic and the classy clothes of his spouse and daughters.
Taft is accused of extortion, and awesome barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a pass judgement on, is selected to preside over his trial. it kind of feels transparent that Taft is certainly to blame. in spite of the fact that, on the final moment, the safety produces a witness who thoroughly undermines the fees. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning yet reckless circulate that can smash his occupation, his attractiveness, and his life.
Blind Justice provides a wealthy and energetic landscape of London existence, from the teeming Thames docks to the rich West finish, whereas unfolding an impressive court drama. And whereas justice, legislations, and morality grasp within the stability, Hester and Monk race to avoid wasting their distinct good friend Rathbone from shame. The incomparable paintings of Anne Perry grips us quickly till the ultimate, unforgettable scene.
PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY AND HER WILLIAM MONK NOVELS
A Sunless Sea
“Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The manhattan instances booklet Review
“Masterful storytelling and relocating dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger
“[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s not anyone larger at utilizing phrases to color a scene after which fill it with sounds and scents than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe
“Brilliant . . . a page-turning mystery . . . mixing compelling plotting with beautifully learned human emotion and delightful interval detail.”—Jeffery Deaver, writer of Edge
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“The mysterious and hazardous waterfront international of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, involves life.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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As a result, health is increasingly being figured in spatial terms: as an outcome of certain environments and, in turn, a route by which environments might be improved by the strategic actions of responsible or sensible citizens. This trend is further reinforced through invocations of the language, logic and practices of the kind of behavioural and cultural change policies that have attained such popularity in places such as the UK. As such, there is a need to reconsider how these now-ubiquitous policy frameworks and expectations sit within the context of a respatialised public health.
Blind Justice (William Monk, Book 19) by Anne Perry