cover image A Dangerous Mourning

A Dangerous Mourning

Anne Perry. Fawcett Books, $7.5 (352pp) ISBN 978-0-8041-1037-2

Murder in an aristocratic London household pits Inspector William Monk against the Victorian sense of propriety, a bootlicking superior officer and a family's fierce desire to protect its reputation. Perry's first Monk novel, The Face of a Stranger , has 200,000 paperback copies in print. (Nov.)