Cain His Brother : A William Monk Novel (Paperback)

Author: Perry, Anne

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*Author: Perry, Anne *Series Title: Mortalis *Subtitle: A William Monk Novel *Publication Date: 2010/01/26 *Number of Pages: 418 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345514028
SKU 211283651
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345514025
Release Date 1/26/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Anne Perry
Anne Perry, the mystery writer, was born Juliet Marion Hulme in Greenwich, England. Her childhood was a somewhat troubled one. She was often seriously ill, and her family also moved a great deal. It was when she was living in New Zealand that Hulme became notorious. She developed a close friendship with a fellow high school student, Pauline Parker, and in 1954, helped kill the girl's mother, Honora Parker. The case caused a great deal of public outrage. Hulme spent some years in prison, and was released in 1959, upon which she moved to England. At that time, she took the last name of her stepfather, and changed her name to Anne Perry. Perry's criminal past remained hidden for many years. After the 1994 movie dramatization of the murder, HEAVENLY CREATURES, a journalist finally put the pieces together, and Perry publicly admitted that she had once been Hulme. After leaving prison, she took on various jobs, including department store buyer and airline stewardess. Perry moved to Los Angeles for some years, working as an insurance writer and a limousine dispatcher, before she went back to the UK in the mid-70s. She published her first novel, THE CATER STREET HANGMAN, in 1979. Anne Perry is primarily a writer of historical mysteries. She is best known for two series that take place in Victorian England, one concerning Inspector Pitt, set in the 1880s; and the other about the amnesiac Inspector Monk, set in the 1850s. She has also branched out into the fantasy genre with her novels TATHEA and COME ARMAGEDDON.
Praise
"...few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood..."
"Ms. Perry's sixth novel featuring William Monk, a former Scotland Yard detective who has lost his memory...Its plot is a lurid melodrama owing...much to Robert Louis Stevenson and Wilkie Collins..."
"Rich in detail and psychological nuances, this intelligently written and thoroughly intriguing mystery is uniquely a cut above most other contemporary works in this genre."
From the Publisher
Annotation An 18th century woman is concerned that her missing husband Abel was murdered by his brother Caleb. She retains ex-police inspector, William Monk, to investigate the disappearance.
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