William Monk

20 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 293 ratings

The Face of a Stranger Summary

A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

©1990 Anne Perry (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Face of a Stranger

    • A William Monk Novel #1
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Turgid .

    • By George on 01-01-15

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 2

    • A Dangerous Mourning

    • A William Monk Novel #2
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen.

    • By Heather on 07-10-10

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 3

    • Defend and Betray

    • A William Monk Novel #3
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 4

    • A Sudden, Fearful Death

    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Anne Perry's Victorian murder mysteries have enthralled millions with their evocative atmosphere and finely-crafted suspense. Now, in this mesmerizing best seller, the star of these mysteries, Inspector William Monk, returns to solve the most heartbreaking case of his career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • tedious

    • By janet on 08-04-15

    Regular price: £36.59

    • A Sudden Fearful Death

    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Death might be commonplace in 1857 at the Royal Free Hospital in London's Gray's Inn Road, but murder certainly isn't. When the body of Prudence Barrymore, a gently bred, dedicated and passionate nurse, is discovered stuffed into a laundry chute, no-one - high born or low - can be beyond suspicion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • could not stop listening.

    • By Arcticangel. on 08-04-15

    Regular price: £20.99

  • Book 5

    • The Sins of the Wolf

    • A William Monk Novel #5
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When her wealthy Scottish employer dies of an overdose of heart medication, Nurse Latterly is charged with murder and locked up in Newgate Prison. To save his friend from the gallows, Inspector Monk works feverishly to identify a cold-blooded killer in the victim's greatly admired - and coolly silent - family.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story, Needs a good edit

    • By Lynn on 26-03-11

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 9

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    • A Breach of Promise

    • William Monk, Book 9
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 12

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    • Funeral in Blue

    • A William Monk Novel #12
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 13

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    • Death of a Stranger

    • A William Monk Novel #13
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 14

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    • The Shifting Tide

    • A William Monk Novel #14
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 15

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    • Dark Assassin- A William Monk Novel #15

    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 16

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    • Execution Dock - A William Monk Novel #16

    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 17

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    • Acceptable Loss

    • A William Monk Novel #17
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 18

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    • A Sunless Sea

    • William Monk, Book 18
    • By: Anne Perry
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  • Book 19

    • Blind Justice

    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Anne Perry's Inspector William Monk: in search of justice, he will not stop until he has found the truth...Oliver Rathbone, William Monk's close friend, has presided brilliantly over his first cases as a judge. But the next will bring a far greater challenge. Abel Taft, a charismatic minister adored by his congregation, stands accused of terrible corruption and fraud which has ruined the lives of those he's betrayed.In court, each victim affirms Taft's guilt, but when the defence's star witness tears their stories apart, the case seems lost.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story but......

    • By Ann in Durham on 25-03-14

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 20

    • Blood on the Water

    • William Monk, Book 20
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The new historical thriller featuring William Monk from The New York Times best-selling author. London, 1856: A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting moral dilemmas, not enough twists

    • By mrs on 13-07-14

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 21

    • Corridors of the Night

    • William Monk Book 21
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The 21st exceptional historical thriller featuring William and Hester Monk, from the master of Victorian crime. One night, in a corridor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent bloodletting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep London safe from gunrunners, Hester takes on a new role at the hospital, helping to administer a secretive new treatment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By fay on 05-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 22

    • Revenge in a Cold River

    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Dierdra Whelan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    William Monk faces an old enemy determined to take revenge for an act committed many years ago - before he lost his memory. Anne Perry's outstanding new historical mystery takes us on a thrilling ride into Monk's past, as adversaries he cannot remember threaten everything he holds dear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping.

    • By Arcticangel. on 31-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 23

    • An Echo of Murder

    • William Monk Mystery, Book 23
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    London, 1870: The body of a Hungarian immigrant is found dead in what appears to be a ritualistic killing, with a bayonet through his heart, his fingers broken and his body surrounded by 17 blood-dipped candles. At first Commander William Monk of the Thames River Police suspects the killer is from within the community, but when another murder takes place, Monk fears the immigrants are being targeted by an outsider.... Meanwhile, Hester is reunited with a doctor who had been left for dead on a Crimean battlefield.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Far From Her Best

    • By Stewart Webb on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 24

    • Dark Tide Rising

    • William Monk Mystery, Book 24
    • By: Anne Perry
    • Narrated by: Deirdre Whelan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Dark Tide Rising is the 24th compelling mystery in the William Monk series, from the master of Victorian crime, New York Times best-selling author Anne Perry. When Kate Exeter is kidnapped on the shore of the Thames, Commander William Monk is enlisted by her desperate husband to save her. Kate's captors are demanding a ransom for her safe return, and Monk and his most trusted men must arrange a secret handover in the dark slums of Jacob's Island.

    Regular price: £21.99