By Anne Perry
For a iteration, Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels have invited readers to discover the brilliantly seductive middle of Victorian London, the place nice wealth and nice evil dwell part by means of part, and nice males occasionally make unlucky choices.
In Perry’s gorgeous new novel, Hester Monk, the spouse of William Monk, commander of the Thames River Police, questions the funds of a London church whose members’ genuinely-earned charitable presents seem to have ended up within the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, purchasing his nice domestic and the fashionable clothes of his spouse and daughters.
Taft is accused of extortion, and awesome barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a pass judgement on, is selected to preside over his trial. it kind of feels transparent that Taft is certainly responsible. even though, on the final moment, the security produces a witness who thoroughly undermines the fees. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning yet reckless stream which could break his occupation, his recognition, and his life.
Blind Justice provides a wealthy and full of life landscape of London lifestyles, from the teeming Thames docks to the rich West finish, whereas unfolding an impressive court drama. And whereas justice, legislations, and morality grasp within the stability, Hester and Monk race to avoid wasting their distinct pal Rathbone from shame. The incomparable artwork of Anne Perry grips us quick until eventually the ultimate, unforgettable scene.
PRAISE FOR ANNE PERRY AND HER WILLIAM MONK NOVELS
A Sunless Sea
“Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The manhattan instances publication Review
“Masterful storytelling and relocating dialogue.”—The Star-Ledger
“[An] engrossing page-turner . . . There’s not anyone greater at utilizing phrases to color a scene after which fill it with sounds and scents than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe
“Brilliant . . . a page-turning mystery . . . mixing compelling plotting with fantastically discovered human emotion and delightful interval detail.”—Jeffery Deaver, writer of Edge
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“The mysterious and hazardous waterfront international of London’s ‘longest street,’ the Thames, involves life.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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