Annotations for Face of a Stranger

Baker & Taylor
Victorian sleuth William Monk wakes up in a hospital with no memory, but Police Inspector Runcorn, insisting that Monk is a detective, assigns him to investigate a "gentleman's" brutal murder involving the underside of British society

Random House, Inc.
"Richly textured with the sights and sounds of London and its countryside...Solidly absorbing and Perry's best to date."
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detecive. But the accident that felled him has left him with only half a life; his memory and his entire past have vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which makes Monk's efforts doubly difficult, since he's forgotten his professional skills along with everything else....
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