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Defend and Betray

Defend and Betray
Defend and Betray

Although esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death in a freak accident at home, his beautiful wife, Alexandra, confesses that she killed him. Monk, with the help of Hester and the brilliant counsel for the defence, Oliver Rathbone, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family, culminating in a dramatic court room scene....

  • "Toe-curling… Perry is excellent on 19th century law, mid-Victorian manners, domestic minutiae and off-beat, in-depth characters." Good Book Guide, January 2000
  • No. 7 in Livres Hebdo Bestseller List