Cain His Brother

Cain His Brother

Large Print - 1996
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"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction." --Chicago Sun-Times In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb--a creature long since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . . "MASTERFUL . . . DARKLY CHILLING . . . Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained and guessing--right up to the final pages." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT FIGURED OUT, THINK AGAIN! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry." --Mostly Murder A Main Selection of the Mystery Guild
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press ; Bath, Avon, England : Chivers Press, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780786206070
0786206071
Branch Call Number: LP FIC/PERRY
Characteristics: 627 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 26, 2017

Monk doesn't usually deal with purely domestic cases, but when an attractive woman comes to him in desperation after her successful businessman husband disappears, he has two reasons for taking on her case. First, he is short of funds. Second, he is intrigued with why her husband would, for the umpteenth time, try to rescue his twin brother, who lives from hand to mouth in the most dangerous part of London. He often returns from these visits upset, injured, his clothing in ruins, refusing to tell her what's happened. Monk's search is complicated by a typhoid epidemic and a subplot, not resolved, in which his memory loss trulythreatens him. The usual trial scene is as dramatic as always, but the resolution of the story isn't as satisfactory as most in the series. Still well worth reading.

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