: Mystery and Suspense
: Other quality
.... Created by English writer Anne Perry, William Monk is a policeman in the Victorian era. Brilliant, ambitious, but suffering from amnesia after a coach accident in 1856, this son of a fisherman has lost a lot and tried to keep this a secret to save his job. .... After the accident he met Hester Latterly, a Crimean War nurse and they became close as she helps him in his work. Soon, Monk is fired from the police force for insubordination. .... That’s why he became a private investigator, working with Hester and barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to solve crimes.
#1. The Face of a Stranger , 64kHz OD, read by Davina Porter
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished.
As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else.
#2. A Dangerous Mourning , 64kHz OD, read by Davina Porter
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed. Inspector William Monk is ordered to investigate in a manner that will give the least possible pain to the influential family.
#3. Defend and Betray , 64kHz OD, read by Davina Porter
After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident, but the general’s wife, readily confesses that she killed him.
Investigator William Monk, nurse Hester Latterly, and brilliant Oliver Rathbone, counsel for the defense, work feverishly to break down the wall of silence raised by the accused and her husband’s proud family.
#4. A Sudden,Fearful Death , 48kHz CD, read by Terrence Hardiman
In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale’s angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime.
Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the remarkable woman. Yet he also discerns the shadow of a tragic evil that darkens every level of society, and a frightening glimmer of his own eclipsed past.
#5. The Sins of the Wolf , 64kHz OD, read by Davina Porter
Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the task: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester’s simple job takes a grave turn when Mrs. Farraline dies during the night.
And when a postmortem examination of the body reveals a lethal dose of medicine, Hester is charged with murder–punishable by execution. Detective William Monk must try to save Hester from the gallows.
#6. Cain His Brother 
*Missing - regrettably, no decent audio version of this title could ever be found!*
#7. Weighed in the Balance , 32kHz Cassettes, read by Geoffrey Annis
When Countess Zorah Rostova asks Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander. Without a shred of evidence, the countess has publicly insisted that the onetime ruler of her small German principality was murdered by his wife,
the woman who was responsible for the prince’s exile to Venice twenty years before. William Monk and Hester Latterly journey to the City of Water in an attempt verify the countess’s claims.
#8. The Silent Cry , 48kHz ED, read by Simon Jones (*Abridged*)
In sunless Water Lane, respected solicitor Leighton Duff lies dead, kicked and beaten to death. Beside him is the barely living body of his son, Rhys. The police cannot fathom these brutal assaults until William Monk, aided by nurse-turned-sleuth Hester Latterly,
uncovers a connection between them and a series of rapes and beatings of local prostitutes. But then the case takes an even more shocking turn.
#9. A Breach of Promise , 48kHz CD, read by Terrence Hardiman
In a sensational breach-of-promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah’s alleged fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, cannot, marry her.
Utterly baffled by his client’s refusal, Melville’s counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime—William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly.
#10. The Twisted Root , 48kHz CD, read by Terrence Hardiman
A young bridegroom enlists private investigator William Monk to track down his fiancée, Miriam Gardiner, who disappeared suddenly from a party at a luxurious Bayswater mansion. Monk soon finds the coach in which Miriam fled and, nearby, the murdered body of the coachman, but there is no trace of the young passenger.
#11. Slaves of Obsession , 48kHz CD, read by Terrence Hardiman
The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride, Hester, sense growing tensions and barely concealed violence.
For two of the guests are Americans, each vying to buy Alberton’s armaments. Soon Monk and Hester’s forebodings are fulfilled as one member of the party is brutally murdered and two others disappear.
#12. A Funeral in Blue , 32kHz CD, read by Terrence Hardiman
Two beautiful women have been found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife, Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is the wife of Hester’s cherished colleague, surgeon Dr. Kristian Beck, a Viennese émigré who becomes the prime suspect.
With an intensity born of desperation, the Monks seek evidence that will save Dr. Beck from the hangman.
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