Face of a Stranger

ISBN-10: 034551355X

ISBN-13: 9780345513557

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anne Perry
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Description: "Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date." THE KIRKUS REVIEWS His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. 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.... A Dual Main Selection of the Mystery Guild From the Paperback edition.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Anne Perry was born Juliet Hume on October 28, 1938 in Blackheath, London. Sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to recover from a childhood case of severe pneumonia, she became very close friends with another girl, Pauline Parker. When Perry's family abandoned her, she had only Parker to turn to, and when the Parkers planned to move from New Zealand, Parker asked that Perry be allowed to join them. When Parker's mother disagreed, Perry and Parker bludgeoned her to death. Perry eventually served five and a half years in an adult prison for the crime. Once she was freed, she changed her name and moved to America, where she eventually became a writer. Her first Victorian novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published in 1979. Although the truth of her past came out when the case of Mrs. Parker's murder was made into a movie (Heavenly Creatures), Perry is still a popular author and continues to write. She has written over 50 books and short story collections including the Thomas Pitt series and the William Monk series. Her story, Heroes, won the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Short Story. In 2013 her title Blind Justice made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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