A Dangerous Mourning : William Monk

  • by Anne Perry
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • Series: William Monk
  • 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"As tension mounts in the household and a handsome and disliked footman becomes a scapegoat, Monk covertly arranges to introduce Hester Latterly, who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea and has helped Monk before, as a nurse in the Moidore home. Although a grave miscarriage of justice occurs and Monk is dismissed from the police force for a matter of conscience, the strong-willed pair persists in pressing the case to its chilling conclusion." (Publishers Weekly)
"Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens's eyes pop." (New York Times Book Review)
"A richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable read." (Kirkus Reviews)


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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 I can. I enjoy Davina Porter's wonderful reading and accent which are perfect for this engaging Victorian novel. I am already involved with Nurse Latterly, Monk and the dashing lawyer, Oliver Rathbone and can't wait to meet them again.
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- gwennieg "I live on audiobooks."

A Dangerous Mourning

This is book number 2 in the Monk series. I finished book 1 and could hardly wait to listen to number 2 and now I completed this one, of course, I can hardly wait to download number 3. Anne Perry brings to life the 1850s London. Hester's experience in the Crimean War sent me off to read up on that War. Enjoy the interaction between Hester and Monk and am excited to read the book when they get together. Davina Porter brings the book to life, she is a great narrator.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books