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By Anne Perry
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s attractive 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 might provide the least attainable discomfort to the influential kinfolk. yet Monk, fantastic and bold, is handicapped by means of lingering lines of amnesia and by means of the craven ineptitude of his manager, who would favor not anything larger than to work out Monk fail. With the aid of 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 imprecise the case, figuring out that with each one step he comes in the direction of the appalling fact.
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Hadn't Arabella mentioned a Lord Arthur a few times? She had so many admirers it was difficult to keep them straight, and Morton usually didn't try, finding them an ineffectual lot. Though Lord Arthur was imposing enough. No fool, Morton surmised, and taking a man's measure was part of Morton's trade. ” Lord Arthur asked the second man, who glanced sourly over his shoulder. “Well, I'm sorry to say it, sir,” the other replied, “but this young man is beyond my powers to help. Beyond anyone's, in fact.
It was but a short walk from Jackson's in Bond Street to their destination in Portman Square, but even so, Morton's long, purposeful stride soon had the boy out of breath again, precluding conversation. Following along the dimly lit street came the hollow echo of a tired horse and tradesman's cart, the owner shuffling numbly beside. A pile of cobbles and rubble forced Morton and the boy outside the line of iron posts that protected unwary pedestrians from street traffic. Here they found their footing with care in the foul street.
Men like George Vaughan might dance a fine jig on the right side of the law, thinking they'll never misstep, but if Sir Nathaniel ever gets proof of it, Vaughan'll be dancing at Beilby's Ball instead. And I'll tell you this, George Vaughan will throw them anyone he can to save his own neck. Don't let that be you, Jimmy. I'd hate to see that. ” Chapter 6 When Morton boarded Sir Nathaniel's carriage the Chief Magistrate nodded to him over the edge of a neatly folded newspaper. “We are without the coroner, I see,” Morton observed.
A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk, Book 2) by Anne Perry