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Dark Assassin

Dark Assassin
Dark Assassin

Monk is now a superintendent with the Thames River police and is struggling to earn the respect of his men. While on patrol near Waterloo Bridge he notices a young couple at the bridge railing. Are they embracing or is she pushed, as horrified, Monk sees the young woman fall to her death in the river. With the help of Hester, the young mud lark Scuff, Sutton the rat catcher and his dog, Snoot, Monk investigates more deaths and must race against time to prevent further tragedy...

  • "Dark Assassin is brilliant: that rare blend of novel that’s a page-turning thriller yet literary – and, best of all, one that gives us lucky readers the chance to enjoy another adventure by our favourite Victorian police superintendent, William Monk. Dark Assassin continues Anne Perry’s peerless tradition of blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail." Jeffrey Deaver ,
  • "The powerful image of subterranean skullduggery tirelessly proceeding beneath the heart of the city, brilliant exploited in several key scenes, supplies just the right metaphor for the Victorian muckraking Perry might as well have patented." Kirkus,
  • "Elegantly constructed and nail-bitingly tense." The Good Book Guide,
  • "If Dickens did crime, this would be one of his best." The Northern Echo,
  • "With faultless characterization… Dark Assassin is everything a work of historical fiction should be." Yorkshire Evening Post,
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