The Face of a Stranger
  • Length:
    24 Books
  • First:
    January 1990
  • Latest:
    September 2018
  • Rating:

Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
2 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
3 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
4 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
5 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
6 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
7 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
8 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
9 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy

10 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
11 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
12 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
13 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
14 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
15 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
16 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
17 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
18 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
19 Historical Mystery / HM 5 Buy
20 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
21 Historical Mystery / HM 4 Buy
22 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
23 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy
24 Historical Mystery / HM 4.5 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: Hester and William Monk

    • / Historical Mystery
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 1

    His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life: his memory and his entire past have vanished. Trying as best he can to hide that fact, Monk returns...

    • / Historical Mystery
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 2

    No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family--until Sir Basil's beautiful widowed daughter is stabbed to death in her own bed, a shocking, incomprehensible tragedy. Inspector William Monk is ordered to find her killer with...

  • Book - 3

    After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle, but at an elegant London dinner party. His demise appears to be the result of a freak accident. But the General's beautiful wif...

  • Book - 4

    In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horr...

  • Book - 5

    Nurse Hester Latterly finds herself well suited for the position: accompany Mrs. Mary Farraline, an elderly Scottish lady in delicate health, on a short train trip to London. Yet Hester's simple job takes a grave turn when the woman dies during the n...

  • Book - 6

    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...

  • Book - 7

    When Countess Zorah Rostova asks London barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone to defend her against a charge of slander, he is astonished to find himself accepting. For, without a shred of evidence, the countess insists that the prince of her small German pr...

  • Book - 8

    Deep in London's dangerous slums, Victorians transacted their most secret and shameful business. For a price, a man could procure whatever he wanted, but it happened now and then that the price he paid was his life. Now, in sunless Water Lane, res...

  • Book - 9

    In a sensational breach of promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiance, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will no...

  • Book - 10

    A young groom enlists private investigator William Monk to track down his fiancee, Miriam Gardiner, who disappeared suddenly from a party at a luxurious Bayswater mansion. But Monk soon finds the coach in which Miriam fled and, nearby, the murdered b...

  • Book - 11

    The year is 1861. The American Civil War has just begun, and London arms dealer Daniel Alberton is becoming a very wealthy man. His quiet dinner party seems remote indeed from the passions rending America. Yet investigator William Monk and his bride,...

  • Book - 12

    Two beautiful women have been found strangled in the studio of a well-known London artist. To investigator William Monk and his wife, Hester, the murders are a nightmare. One of the victims is the wife of Hester's cherished colleague, surgeon Dr. Kri...

  • Book - 13

    THE TRAGIC DEATH OF A RAILWAY MAGNATE IN A sleazy brothel has shocked high society. Meanwhile, private investigator William Monk acquires a mysterious new client who asks him to ascertain beyond the shadow of a doubt whether or not her fiance, a rail...

  • Book - 14

    William Monk knows London's streets like the back of his hand. But the river Thames and its teeming docks -- where wharf rats and night plunderers ply their trades -- is unknown territory. Only Monk's dire need for work persuades him to accept an ass...

  • Book - 15

    On a patrol boat near Waterloo Bridge, police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the icy waters of the Thames. Was it an accident, a suicide, or a murd...

  • Book - 16

    On the bustling docks along the River Thames, Great Britain’s merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Philli...

  • Book - 17

    "Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil," The New York Times Book Review once declared, "and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens's eyes pop." And Perry's new William and Hester Monk stor...

  • Book - 18

    Anne Perry’s spellbinding Victorian mysteries, especially those featuring William Monk, have enthralled readers for a generation. The Plain Dealer calls Monk “a marvelously dark, brooding creation” -- and, true to form, this new Perry masterpie...

  • Book - 19

    For a generation, Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels have invited readers to explore the brilliantly seductive heart of Victorian London, where great wealth and great evil live side by side, and great men sometimes make unfortunate choi...

  • Book - 20

    As her New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, Anne Perry is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London’s gra...

  • Book - 21

    In CORRIDORS OF THE NIGHT, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.   The monomaniacal Rand brothers -- M...

  • Book - 22

    Master of mystery and historical intrigue Anne Perry once again transports readers to the banks of the Thames in Victorian London for her thrilling new William Monk novel. In Revenge in a Cold River, Monk faces his darkest hour ever as he spars with ...

  • Book - 23

    In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques -- lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry. I...

  • Book - 24

    When a ransom exchange turns deadly in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a ...


The Shifting Tide
2004 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Historical Mystery