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Cain His Brother

ISBN: 0804115079

Language: English

Publisher: Ivy Books

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Cain His Brother

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"A TRIUMPH . . . A model of the richness and subtleties of relationships, characters, and story construction."--Chicago Sun-TimesIn 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 since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . ."MASTERFUL . . . DARKLY CHILLING . . . Perry eloquently delivers to her readers the flavor of Victorian England. . . . Readers will be kept entertained and guessing--right up to the final pages."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT FIGURED OUT, THINK AGAIN! No one can capture and bring to life the drama, excitement, and feel of Victorian England like Perry."--Mostly MurderA Main Selection of the Mystery Guild

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A treasure

I received the audio book promptly & the shipping package was perfect. I have enjoyed listening to this audio book while doing my needlework. I am looking forward to finding more treasures like this one.

Cain His Brother

Anne Perry really out did herself in this one. Keeps you guessing up to the end.

An enthralling read with a disappointing ending

I love Anne Perry's ability to twist and wind through a story and keep you hanging until the last pages. I also love her well researched novels that offer such exsquisite detail about Victorian London, especially the class differences (particularly in this book). Unfortunately I found the conclusion of this novel truly unoriginal and disappointing. The result it ended with was a thought that had ocurred to me earlier in the novel, but I doubted it just because of the lack of inspiration it required. I am more fond of the Monk/Latterly series than the Pitts series, and "Cain..." is one of the better stories among the Perry novels, but I would definitely read it knowing in advance that the ending doesn't compare with the rest of the story. If you want a truly excellent Anne Perry book, read "The Face of a Stranger" (the first Monk/Latterly novel). A great read.

A missing man, and a dangerous twin brother.

William Monk is hired by Genevieve Stonefield to find her missing husband, Angus. He was last seen visiting his twin brother Caleb, who lives in Limehouse; the destitute part of London. Monk must find Caleb, but no - one is willing to talk. Just who is Caleb, and why is everyone so afraid of him. Monk must face some of his own private demons and realises that even the simplest things can be more complicated than he ever imagined. Another brilliant novel from Anne Perry.

This book is interesting from start to finish.

This book holds your attention from the very start. Victorian London is re-created in exquisite detail by Perry, and the characters are described in such a way that you feel like you know them. The book contains several interesting plots and a surprise ending.
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