By Anne Perry
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s appealing widowed daughter is stabbed to loss of life in her personal mattress, a surprising, incomprehensible tragedy.
Inspector William Monk is ordered to enquire in a way that would supply the least attainable soreness to the influential relations. yet Monk, superb and bold, is handicapped through lingering strains of amnesia and by way of the craven ineptitude of his manager, who would prefer not anything higher than to determine Monk fail. With assistance from nurse Hester Latterly, a innovative younger girl who served with Florence Nightingale within the Crimea, Monk gropes warily in the course of the silence and shadows that vague the case, understanding that with every one step he comes in the direction of the appalling fact.
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