Monday, January 15, 2018


An Echo of Murder - Anne Perry

Product Description(
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London’s Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn’t speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be—a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners—they are well hidden among the city’s ever-growing populace.

With the able assistance of his wife—former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders—Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London’s streets like a clarion of doom. 
Series: William Monk (Book 23) 
Hardcover: 304 pages 
Publisher: Ballantine Books; First American Edition edition (September 19, 2017) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0425285014 
ISBN-13: 978-0425285015

MY THOUGHTS:  I started another series at the end.  But it is a good stand alone book.  There is a gruesome, bloody murder that's taken place in the Hungarian community.  No one seems to know what happened, who done it, or why.  Monk and Hopper try their best but keep coming up empty on clues or answers.  I really can't give any more info as it will give away the story line.  I give this book.....5

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges......
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge
I've also found another reading challenge I want to join.  It is being hosted by Lark over at bookwyrm hoard.  The challenge is The Backlist Reader Challenge.

To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2017 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. In other words, you don’t have to own it. If it was on your list to read before you signed up for the challenge, and it came out before 2017, it counts. Library books, books you picked up at a yard sale, books you borrowed from a friend, ebooks, print books, audiobooks—any book counts as long as it fits those two criteria.
I'm going to say 10 books for now, but that could change, as I've got a lot of books I've been wanting to read.  

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to The Backlist Reader Challenge, and enjoy reading your older TBR list books!


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