Sir John Halberd is found dead in the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London.
The 22nd title in Anne Perry’s fascinating and addictive William Monk series is an example of how a talented author can maintain a character’s freshness in a long running series.
Anne Perry’s Christmas novels are comfort food for the reader who wants a short mystery novel with a holiday theme.
“The series is renowned for its accurate and often devastating presentation of Victorian London—a world of stark polarities between rich and poor.”
This book revolves around a whopper of a moral problem: What do you do when only you are in a position to stop great evil, at the cost of betraying a promise and ruining your life?
“The monsters Anne Perry creates are not easy to live with, and their actions linger long after the book is closed.”
“Babe Ruth didn’t hit a home run every game.” Anne Perry’s Christmas novellas are treats for her fans, starved for more Victorian suspense from the master.
“Anne Perry puts the reader in the middle of London . . . tackling a terrifying subject with high style.”