Death of A Stranger

Death of A Stranger

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"The tragic death of a railway magnate in a sleazy brothel has shocked high society. Meanwhile, private investigator William Monk acquires a mysterious new client who asks him to ascertain beyond the shadow of a doubt whether of not her fiancé, a railway-firm executive, has become enmeshed in fradulent practices. And so Monk embarks upon a journey that will revive memories stripped from his consciousness by amnesia--as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2010, ©2002
Edition: Ballantine books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780345514165
0345514165
Branch Call Number: Mystery Per
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 21 cm

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 14, 2018

The murder of a prominent railway magnate in a brothel near Hester's home for ill and injured street women causes multiple problems when the police are unable to solve the case. Constables are posted on every street corner in the red light district, and business slows. The trickle of women who do come to Hester's shelter, however, tend to be more severely injured. Meanwhile, an attractive, mysterious woman comes to Monk as a client. She's engaged to a man in the railway business, but has overheard things that make her fear that her fiance is involved in fraud. Much as she loves the man, she wants to be sure he's on the up and up before she puts her life in his hands. Monk takes the case, and as often happens in this series, his case and Hester's ultimately converge, in a most astounding way.

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22950009541673
Jun 11, 2010

Wow! Labyrinthine with several surprises.

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