Acceptable Loss

Acceptable Loss

by Anne Perry (Author)


The seventeenth novel in Anne Perry's acclaimed William Monk series 1864 - Monk and his wife Hester are doing their best to care for Scuff - a homeless boy slowly recovering from a terrifying ordeal at the hands of Jericho Phillips, the runner of a child prostitution ring. Although Scuff's evil abductor is dead, there is no suggestion that the ring has been broken and Scuff is certain that more children are suffering an even worse fate. Monk is determined to find the remaining children and uncover, once and for all, the men funding the operation. And when the body of small-time crook Mickey Parfitt washes up on Mortlake's shore, it fortuitously points him in the right direction. But as Monk's investigation continues, the reputations of respected gentlemen, including Arthur Ballinger, father-in-law of Monk's friend Oliver Rathbone, start being called into question and his task becomes fraught with unforeseen dangers. In an illicit world of blackmail, vice and corruption, Monk must follow the trail - and his conscience - wherever it leads, no matter how disturbing the truth may be.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Headline
Published: 14 Apr 2011

ISBN 10: 0755376846
ISBN 13: 9780755376841

Media Reviews
'Anne Perry, mistress of the Victorian murder mystery, has taken over where Dickens left off ... A murder mystery made to make you think' -- Lancashire Evening Post 'Perry cleverly gives her readers a continual thread and a sense of location ... A very enjoyable read indeed ... Recommended' -- Bookbag
Author Bio
With twenty million books in print throughout the world, Anne Perry's bestselling novels are noted for their memorable characters, exploration of social issues and historical accuracy. Selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime', Anne lives in Scotland.