Acceptable Loss

Acceptable Loss

Large Print - 2011
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"When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. Informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer-a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys are forced to perform vile acts. Further investigation takes Monk and his wife, Hester, to an unresolved crime from the past, to blackmail and more murder, and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire's most respected men"--Page 2 of cover.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410441263
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE MYSTERY PERRY 2011
Characteristics: 535 pages (large print) ; 22 cm


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Dec 02, 2017

Somehow I skipped four before this one in the series; usually I'm very careful to read them in strict order. Not doing so meant I started out being quite confused at the beginning of this one. I caught up, however. Perry's as good as always in her depiction of the familiar characters, showing us new facets in each book. As usual, an ethical dilemma holds center stage, here, one which threatens many people, and especially the firm, if prickly, relationship between Monk and Rathbone. Sometimes I can guess the ending, but this time I was taken very much by surprise.

Dec 10, 2016

I have long been an Anne Perry fan, but had not read her novels in some years. While I enjoyed renewing my acquaintance with old friends William and Hester Monk, I did find a few plot holes in the story. Nonetheless, this is one of the better fiction books I have read in recent months, and I will be taking more Perry books out for my reading pleasure in the near future. Perry's characterizations are excellent, and she always provides food for thought in the ethical dilemmas faced by her protagonists. She also provides a historical picture so vivid that it is hard to believe she did not experience it firsthand. A very satisfying read, in all.

Sep 28, 2015

An interesting story about child pornography, murder and loyalties with a surprise ending. I look forward to reading more of the Monk series now that I know the characters.

hgeng63 Jan 04, 2013

Nice to revisit familar characters, but Perry's written better bks--this isn't one of them.

Nov 05, 2012

This was an example of a rambling illogical plot, poor writing and completely implausible detection procedures. It was the first Anne Perry book that I have read and it will certainly be the last.

Feb 06, 2012

I have been away from reading the Monk series for awhile and found this latest novel quite enjoyable - like hooking up with long lost friends. This is a great series to follow!

(Staff) Elaine Bird Sep 30, 2011

Great read. Continuing the story of Monk, Hester, Scruff and Rathbone and the rest of the cast of characters. The sense of time and place is these novels is amazing.

Aug 29, 2011

A great read as usual from Anne Perry. I really enjoyed this continuing story of Monk, Charlotte and Rathbone. Anne really focuses on loyalty - and how our family ties can blur our ideas of what is right and what is wrong. very well done.

steelelady Aug 27, 2011

another excellent historical mystery from Anne Perry

debwalker Aug 03, 2011

Latest Victorian-era London murder mystery with policeman William Monk.


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