William Monk
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  • 1
    The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1 | Anne Perry

    The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    promising start to the series

    I'm very glad to see this first book of the Inspector Monk series on Audible. Every time I finish an Anne Perry mystery I wish she had edited the thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2010 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    A Dangerous Mourning: A William Monk Novel #2 | Anne Perry

    A Dangerous Mourning: A William Monk Novel #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    When the beautiful daughter of Sir Basil Moidore is stabbed to death in her bed, Inspector Monk and Nurse Latterly uncover a tale of shame and scandal that threatens to destroy a powerful London dynasty.

    A Dangerous Mourning

    This is the first book in the William Monk series to which I have listened and I absolutely loved it. I intend to listen to as many of the series as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2009 by gwennieg (Burney, CA USA)
  • 3
    Defend and Betray: A William Monk Novel #3 | Anne Perry

    Defend and Betray: A William Monk Novel #3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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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.

    My favorite Monk novel so far.

    I found the first two novels slow and redundant, although it's only fair to say that I still couldn't put them down. This novel flows better, is sign..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2010 by Zenjen (Charlton, MA United States)
  • 4
    A Sudden, Fearful Death | Anne Perry

    A Sudden, Fearful Death

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

    Oh, yummy, yummy -- another great Anne Perry

    I'm not normallly a fan of Victorian anything, including mysteries. But Anne Perrry is such an incredible writer that I always jump on her latest and..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2005 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
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    A Sudden Fearful Death | Anne Perry

    A Sudden Fearful Death

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    Death might be commonplace in 1857 at the Royal Free Hospital in London's Gray's Inn Road, but murder certainly isn't. When the body of Prudence Barrymore, a gently bred, dedicated and passionate nurse, is discovered stuffed into a laundry chute, no-one - high born or low - can be beyond suspicion.

    A riveting yarn

    I'm a fan of Anne Perry's books. She manages to bring 1800's London alive for me, and always tackles social issues of the day. In this book she take..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2013 by Tanya (O'Connor, Australia)
  • 5
    The Sins of the Wolf: A William Monk Novel #5 | Anne Perry

    The Sins of the Wolf: A William Monk Novel #5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.

    Anne Perry is good but repetitive

    I have listened to five Monk novels, and now have had my fill of Anne Perry's verging on shrill condemnation of the British class system and its react..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2013 by Rena (Silver Spring, MD)
  • 6
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 7
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 8
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 9
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 10
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 11
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 12
    Funeral in Blue: A William Monk Novel #12 | Anne Perry

    Funeral in Blue: A William Monk Novel #12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    The headlines were gruesome: two beautiful women found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is an obscure artist's model. The other is the wife of Hester's cherished colleague, distinguished surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese emigre who swiftly becomes the principal suspect.

    Disappointing

    Anne Perry takes us to Vienna in this novel and the plot revolves around the revolutions of 1848 in continental Europe. This is not a successful theme..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2011 by Charles (Santa Fe, NM, United States)
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    Death of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #13 | Anne Perry

    Death of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #13

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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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 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.

    Perry is without par

    She's done it again. Interwoven several story lines and even some breathtaking action while contrasting the mores and beliefs of Victorian England. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 01 2008 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 14
    The Shifting Tide: A William Monk Novel #14 | Anne Perry

    The Shifting Tide: A William Monk Novel #14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    William Monk knows London's streets like the back of his hand; after all, they are where he earns his living. But the river Thames and its teeming docks - where towering schooners and clipper ships unload their fabulous cargoes and wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades - is unknown territory.

    The Shifting Tide

    This is one of my favorite Anne Perry novels. She had me from the first word to the last. I really liked the characters. There was humor and wit, sadn..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2009 by Brenda (Cleburne, TX, United States)
  • 15
    Dark Assassin | Anne Perry

    Dark Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    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.

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  • 16
    Execution Dock | Anne Perry

    Execution Dock

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain's merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips, who seems far beyond the reach of the law. But when 13-year-old Fig is found with his throat cut, Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination.

    Great Read

    So exciting I love this series It was so interesting I love all the characters

    Reviewed on June 27 2016 by William R. Clark ()
  • 17
    Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel #17 | Anne Perry

    Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel #17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end? Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer - a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys is forced to perform....

    #17 - and it shows...

    If you're new to Hester/Monk novels, start with the early ones, which are much better and introduce the characters well.

    #17 - the good n..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 18
    A Sunless Sea: William Monk, Book 18 | Anne Perry

    A Sunless Sea: William Monk, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    As commander of the River Police, Monk is accustomed to violent death, but the mutilated female body found on Limehouse Pier one chilly December morning moves him with horror and pity. The victim’s name is Zenia Gadney. Her waterfront neighbors can tell him little - only that the same unknown gentleman had visited her once a month for many years. She must be a prostitute, but - described as quiet and kempt - she doesn’t appear to be a fallen woman. What sinister secrets made poor Zenia worth killing?

    Riveting

    I love the Monk books.

    Reviewed on October 12 2012 by A User ()
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    Blind Justice | Anne Perry

    Blind Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    In Blind Justice, mystery abounds in London as Hester Monk, wife of Thames River Police Commander William Monk, questions Abel Taft - a charismatic preacher accused of extortion. Taft appears guilty as sin, but his trial explodes when a star witness drops a bombshell that has the Monks scrambling to save their dear friend Oliver Rathbone.

    Excellent Victorian Mystery /Legal Thriller

    Although Audible is not listing it as such, "Blind Justice " is a William Monk story, the 19th in the series. The story focuses primarily on Monk an..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
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    Blind Justice | Anne Perry

    Blind Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Deirdra Whelan
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    Anne Perry's Inspector William Monk: in search of justice, he will not stop until he has found the truth...Oliver Rathbone, William Monk's close friend, has presided brilliantly over his first cases as a judge. But the next will bring a far greater challenge. Abel Taft, a charismatic minister adored by his congregation, stands accused of terrible corruption and fraud which has ruined the lives of those he's betrayed.In court, each victim affirms Taft's guilt, but when the defence's star witness tears their stories apart, the case seems lost.

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  • 20
    Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20 | Anne Perry

    Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway - and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which takes nearly two hundred of the merrymakers on board to their deaths. The tragedy is no accident.

    Too much backstory and sentiment
    Reviewed on January 10 2015 by Susan Moffatt ()
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    Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20 | Anne Perry

    Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Deirdra Whelan
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    The new historical thriller featuring William Monk from The New York Times bestselling author. London, 1856. A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes. When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime.

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    Corridors of the Night: A William Monk Novel | Anne Perry

    Corridors of the Night: A William Monk Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Collacci
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    In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers - Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist - are utterly ruthless in their pursuit of a cure for the fatal "white-blood disease".

    Brilliantly written

    This is book 21 of the Monk series. The books are historical fiction based in the 1850’s London. This book features my favorite character Hester. He..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2015 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Corridors of the Night: William Monk Book 21 | Anne Perry

    Corridors of the Night: William Monk Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Deirdra Whelan
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    The twenty-first exceptional historical thriller featuring William and Hester Monk, from the master of Victorian crime. One night, in a corridor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent bloodletting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep London safe from gunrunners, Hester takes on a new role at the hospital, helping to administer a secretive new treatment.

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  • 22
    Revenge in a Cold River | Anne Perry

    Revenge in a Cold River

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Dierdra Whelan
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    William Monk faces an old enemy determined to take revenge for an act committed many years ago - before he lost his memory. Anne Perry's outstanding new historical mystery takes us on a thrilling ride into Monk's past, as adversaries he cannot remember threaten everything he holds dear.

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