Death of A Stranger

Death of A Stranger

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Hester Monk works with the women of the streets in Victorian London. The prostitutes are often seriously injured but when wealthy and respectable Nolan Baltimore, head of Baltimore and Sons is found dead in one of the area's brothels, Hester and her husband are forced to investigate. With calls for the police to clean up the streets, Hester decides she must intervene to protect these women. Meanwhile her husband, William Monk, has been approached by Katrina Harcus, who suspects that the company her fiancée works for, Baltimore and Sons may be guilty of fraud. As Monk endeavours to prevent a serious crime taking place, the link between the two cases becoming ever clearer. The time has come for Monk to confront his own demons even if it means losing all that he now holds dear. Sequel to "Funeral in blue". Followed by "The shifting tide".
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9780345440068
Characteristics: 337 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 14, 2018

The murder of a prominent railway magnate in a brothel near Hester's home for ill and injured street women causes multiple problems when the police are unable to solve the case. Constables are posted on every street corner in the red light district, and business slows. The trickle of women who do come to Hester's shelter, however, tend to be more severely injured. Meanwhile, an attractive, mysterious woman comes to Monk as a client. She's engaged to a man in the railway business, but has overheard things that make her fear that her fiance is involved in fraud. Much as she loves the man, she wants to be sure he's on the up and up before she puts her life in his hands. Monk takes the case, and as often happens in this series, his case and Hester's ultimately converge, in a most astounding way.

Jun 11, 2010

Wow! Labyrinthine with several surprises.

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