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Defend and Betray: A William Monk Novel #3 | [Anne Perry]

Defend and Betray: A William Monk Novel #3

Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.
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Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

Crack another case with William Monk.

©1992 Anne Perry; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Asta In a dream 09-01-12
    Asta In a dream 09-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Long, Drawn-Out, Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    On the author's part: tighter editing to remove repetition and move the plot forward at faster than a glacier's pace; showing Monk's skills instead of just telling about them. On the narrator's part: Greater attention to differentiating character voices, especially during transitions between one character's voice and another.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Perry again?

    Yes. I would like to learn more about Monk.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Monk regains a few more memories. Major Tiplady(sp?) and his infatuation with Hester's friend was adorable. Casean's (sp?) plea to his uncle towards the end of the courtroom scene was heartbreaking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alice Atlanta, GA, United States 04-03-14
    Alice Atlanta, GA, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2011

    Alice Roberta Matthews (Keith)

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    "excitine An all nighter!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Defend and Betray to be better than the print version?

    I always prefer the Audio version because I can read while working or driving. Sometimes while sleeping although I have to back track alot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife and Monk


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    I love her accent and her different voices. It makes is more realistic


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Get a view of the other side of Victorian England!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love the way Ms Perry brings out the disrespect the Upper class has for the police dept. I never thought about that before. It seems as if they didn't want the crimes solved as long as their reputations were protected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L.A. Redwood Valley, CA, United States 04-17-12
    L.A. Redwood Valley, CA, United States 04-17-12
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    What did you love best about Defend and Betray?

    Love this series. Wish it was all on audible. And wish Davina was the narrator for all of them. Her narration is what captured me.


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    Abigail arlington, VA, United States 10-02-11
    Abigail arlington, VA, United States 10-02-11 Member Since 2007
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    "obvious and long"

    I've noticed the series has really become Hester based, and Monk doesnt have as large a role. No problem there. The problem with this book is you figure everything out hours and hours before it ends and just sit through tedium til it finally comes to the conclusion. do yourself a favor and once you've figured it all out fast forward to the last half hour if you bother listening to this one. Oh and the plot is ridiculous for the time period, not that such didnt happen, just that events would have happened differently. However, thats never the problem with these books, though the characters do have a thoroughly modern outlook. FYI you do find out the past lady in Monk's life and what happened with that in this book.

    (Oh and mini rant Napoleon wasn't considered short in his age (he was on the tall side of average for a man or solidly average depending on the part of europe the stats are from) and is taller than a great deal of world leaders today. Some measurement conversion problems (french to english) at the time could have lead english people to think him short but no one who saw him (like described in the book) would have thought him a short man.)

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