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Dark Tide Rising
A William Monk Novel
By (author): Anne Perry
9780399179914 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical Sep 18, 2018
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.34 x 9.51 x 1.09 in 304 pages Ballantine Ballantine Books
When a ransom exchange turns violent in this thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men.

Local businessman Harry Exeter doesn’t want the aid of the Thames River Police in tracking down the men who kidnapped his wife, Kate. He only asks them to help him navigate Jacob’s Island, a creepy mass of decrepit buildings where he will hand off a large sum of money in exchange for her life. But when they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans—and why anyone would want to harm Kate Exeter.

As Monk follows leads from Kate’s worried cousin and a crafty clerk at the bank where Exeter gathered the ransom money, it seems inevitable that one of his own men has betrayed him. Delving into their pasts, he realizes how little he knows about the people he works with every day, including his trusted right-hand man John Hooper, the one colleague Monk has always been certain he can count on. Even as they identify one of the kidnappers, the case runs into hurdle after hurdle, causing Monk to choose between his own safety and the chance to solve the case—and figure out where his men’s loyalty really lies.

Story Locale: Victorian London

THE 24th WILLIAM MONK NOVEL, following An Echo of Murder.

FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW DANIEL PITT SERIES IN APRIL 2018, there should be renewed interest in Anne Perry. This will be the first Monk novel released after Twenty-One Days, the first Daniel Pitt novel.

ADVENTURE ON THE MURKY WATERS OF THE BUSIEST PORT IN THE WORLD: Much of the novel’s action takes place on London’s Thames River, with boat chases and eerie escapades in crumbling waterside buildings.

14 MILLION COPIES OF ANNE PERRY’S BOOKS IN PRINT, including 6 million copies in the William Monk series.

PRAISE for Perry’s previous William Monk novels: “The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel…. Like the great Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend, the Monk series has a deep, almost primal bond with London’s river, which disgorges all sorts of objects, including human bodies, with each tide…. Uncommonly atmospheric.” (The New York Times Book Review); “Masterful storytelling.” (The Star Ledger); “If Perry isn’t the Queen of British Mysteries (and P.D. James may still hold that title), then she’s certainly the Grand Duchess.” (New Jersey Daily Record)

ANNE PERRY is the New York Times bestselling author of two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, and a series of World War I novels. She has also written holiday novels as well as a stand-alone novel set in the Ottoman Empire, the bestseller The Sheen on the Silk. She lives in Los Angeles.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Author Hometown: UK

Marketing: Pre-pub consumer outreach and review push

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Publicity: National media attention

Tie-in with lecture events arranged by author and RH Speakers Bureau

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @AnnePerryWriter; Facebook: @AnnePerryAuthor

“Riveting…one of the series’ more powerful recent entries.”Publishers Weekly

“Perry makes cunning work of the plot, which raises issues of trust and loyalty while driving home a grim message about the vulnerability of women who entrust their fortunes to unscrupulous men.”The New York Times Book Review
“One of the most successful of prolific Perry’s recent Victorian melodramas. The opening chapters are appropriately portentous, the mystification is authentic, and if the final surprise isn’t exactly a shock, it’s so well-prepared that even readers who don’t gasp will nod in satisfaction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Another deftly crafted gem of a suspense thriller by a master of the mystery genre…  a ‘must read.’ ”Midwest Book Review

“Superb…[a] brilliant piece of historical fiction…no one writes Victorian-era stories quite like Perry.”—BookReporter

An Echo of Murder

“Perry smoothly intertwines themes—war’s lingering cost, tension around immigration and otherness—that challenge in both her period and our own.”Publishers Weekly

Revenge in a Cold River

“The storytelling is dazzling, as it always is in a Perry novel.”—The New York Times Book Review

Corridors of the Night

“[A] suspenseful, twisting narrative.”—Historical Novels Review

Blood on the Water

“One of Ms. Perry’s most engrossing books [gallops] to a dramatic conclusion.”The Washington Times

Blind Justice

“[Perry’s] courtroom scenes have the realism of Scott Turow.”Huntington News

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