By Anne Perry
In a sensational breach of promise go well with, prosperous social climbers are suing on behalf in their attractive daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancé, significant younger architect Killian Melville, who adamantly publicizes that he'll no longer, can't, marry her. completely baffled via his client's refusal, Melville's information, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his outdated comrades in crime--investigator William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. yet at the same time they scout London for clues, the case all at once and tragically ends. An final result that no one--except a ruthless murderer--could have foreseen.
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Talking about me, now. ‘‘Encouraging what she called creativity, but she meant secular art and fiction, just godless chatter. And I fell for it, and she ended up leading me to a dark, a very dark and powerful place. ’’ She nodded. ’’ ‘‘He . ’’ She looked at her feet. ‘‘He’s an officer in the navy. ’’ Silence. She might have been bragging that she bit the heads off kittens for sport. Paxton’s grip tightened on my collar, and his breath blew across my neck. When Tabitha looked up her expression mixed humiliation and defiance.
I arrived as the postfuneral gathering was winding down. Kids in dress-up clothes were playing basketball on the driveway, and reggae music was sauntering through the front door. Empty casserole trays sat on the dining room table. In the kitchen, cousins were washing dishes. Nikki was sitting on a black leather sofa in the living room, with her shoes off and her swollen feet propped on a coffee table. I gestured for her not to get up. She patted the sofa. When I sat down she rested her hand on mine and said, ‘‘Heard you went back for a second round with the Holy Rollers.
He followed me into the kitchen, bouncing on pogo-stick legs, black hair ruffling up and down. ’’ My brother had just transferred to a new posting, the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake, California. He needed a few days before I brought Luke to him. ’’ He smiled. He had dimples and a missing bottom tooth, a Tom Sawyer smile that just knocked me out. His hands pressed against the sleeves of my white blouse. His fingers were grubby, slivers of playground dirt under the nails. I knew I’d have to wash the blouse, but those hands—the fidgety fingers, the light touch—so enchanted me that I said nothing to him.
A Breach of Promise (William Monk, Book 9) by Anne Perry