A Breach of Promise

A Breach of Promise

eBook - 1998
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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 fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not,cannot, marry her. Utterly baffled by his client’s refusal, Melville’s counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime—William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends, in an outcome that no one—except a ruthless murderer—could have foreseen.

Baker & Taylor
The ninth novel in the series of mysteries set in Victorian London follows investigator William Monk and his right-hand assistant, nurse Hester Latterly, as they plunge into a case of a wealthy family, a beautiful daughter, a reluctant fiance+a7, and murder. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1998
ISBN: 9780307875457
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Apr 17, 2014

This is my favorite novel of the series (thus far)! It isn't nearly as dark and grim as some of the other Monk mysteries. I won't spoil anything, but Monk has a major personal epiphany--don't miss this one if you're following the series.

B2K2rEaD Jan 15, 2013

Convoluted, YES
Surprises, Lots
Involved in the STORY - Very DEFINITELY
Finish - with a DOUBLE punch !

This is an early attempt by the novelist and the plot lines are confusing. I don't have to be told more than once how difficult it was for the Victorian Woman to hold her ground in a misogynist society; author was often heavy handed in point this out to the reader. This is really 3 murder mysteries shuffled awkwardly together in one story, I expect her later novels showed improvement in her craft.


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