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doc ✓ Acceptable Loss ¸ Hardcover ✓ Perry’s new William and Hester Monk story a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks outshines all her previous novels in this successful and beloved seriesWhen the body of a small time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide no one grieves; far from it But WM the past to blackmail and murder and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected menTo a superlative degree Acceptable Loss provides colorful characters a memorable portrait of waterfront life and a story that achieves its most thrilling moments in a transfixed London courtroom where Monk faces his old friend Oliver Rathbone in a trial of nearly unbearable tension in sum every delectable drop of the rich pleasure that readers expect from an Anne Perry novel Carrying on from the previous book Execution Dock this one sees Monk continuing to investigate who was the money behind the boat where wealthy men paid to abuse young boys Monk and Hester again come into conflict with Oliver Rathbone in court as he defends a member of his in law family but will it have a different outcome this time?Obviously pornography and especially child pornography are difficult subjects to read about Perry shows that corruption and depravity are no strangers to wealth and power and unfortunately that is still true today I did wonder though why no one mentioned in court or to Rathbone that his father in law had been observed buying indecent images? This happened in the previous book but it wasn't so much as alluded to in this one Seems strange it never occurred to anyone to bring this matter to the court's attention Sadly Margaret has turned out to be a totally different character to what she was previously portrayed as I seriously wanted to shake her for being so selfish and by the end I wanted Rathbone to stand up to her a bit What she said to Hester was unforgivable and one of her actions in this book was even worse No way back for Margaret in my opinion

Acceptable LossM the past to blackmail and murder and to a deadly confrontation with some of the empire’s most respected menTo a superlative degree Acceptable Loss provides colorful characters a memorable portrait of waterfront life and a story that achieves its most thrilling moments in a transfixed London courtroom where Monk faces his old friend Oliver Rathbone in a trial of nearly unbearable tension in sum every delectable drop of the rich pleasure that readers expect from an Anne Perry novel Carrying on from the previous book Execution Dock this one sees Monk continuing to investigate who was the money behind the boat where wealthy men paid to abuse young boys Monk and Hester again come into conflict with Oliver Rathbone in court as he defends a member of his in law family but will it have a different outcome this time?Obviously pornography and especially child pornography are difficult subjects to read about Perry shows that corruption and depravity are no strangers to wealth and power and unfortunately that is still true today I did wonder though why no one mentioned in court or to Rathbone that his father in law had been observed buying indecent images? This happened in the previous book but it wasn't so much as alluded to in this one Seems strange it never occurred to anyone to bring this matter to the court's attention Sadly Margaret has turned out to be a totally different character to what she was previously portrayed as I seriously wanted to shake her for being so selfish and by the end I wanted Rathbone to stand up to her a bit What she said to Hester was unforgivable and one of her actions in this book was even worse No way back for Margaret in my opinion

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Acceptable Loss ô Perry’s new William and Hester Monk story a mesmerizing masterpiece of innocence and evil on London’s docks outshines all her previous novels in this successful and beloved seriesWhen the body of a small time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide no one grieves; far from it But William Monk commander of the River Police is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt How did this elegant scarf whose original owner was obviously a man of substance end u If one created a word cloud for Anne Perry's latest the biggest cloud that would float to the front and center would be humiliation Close beside that cloud would be fear and pain All three of these emotions are perceived through the various characters' eyes so eyes would have a major place in the cloud orama as wellI've always liked Anne Perry's writing for its social consciousness and its evocation of the period in which it is set in the case of the William Monk series the Victorian period in England Perry is really excellent at describing the horrors of that period in particular the atrocities committed against women and children while a privileged upper class simply chose to remain oblivious Indeed in some instances the atrocities committed were for the pleasure and amusement of that privileged upper class as is the case in this book and the previous entry Execution Dock But my God she has become repetitious in her writing Over and over again in this book she reminds us that the first murder victim in the story was a truly awful person a pimp of young boys very young boys and she pounds home the idea that the police really don't care who murdered him and might be inclined to pin a medal on him except when the idea dawns that it could have been a business associate For my taste she could have made that case once and then left it alone until the end I don't need to have it shoved down my throat so to speak on every pageThis is the seventeenth entry in this long series and it still features characters that I've come to care about William Monk now leading the Thames River Police; his indomitable wife Hester with her shelter for abused women; their friend and occasional ally Oliver Rathbone the brilliant lawyer In this story as in the last the plot pits Rathbone against William and Hester as they fight against the trafficking of young boys in the sex trade on the Thames Here Rathbone must defend his father in law who it turns out may be a backer of that trade As usual we follow William on his official investigation of the case and Hester on her thoroughly unofficial investigation as she treads the dangerous streets of the slums along the river It makes for an interesting juxtapositionIt seems churlish for a reader of Perry to snarl Just the facts ma'am After all Perry is not just about the facts She is about the emotions and atmosphere of people and places and that is a large part of what we love about her writing But it would be interesting and rather refreshing to read a Perry book that spent a little time on the facts of the crime and procedures of the investigation and a little less time on reminding us on every page about how honorable our heroes are and almost reveling in their revulsion over the crimes they investigate The latter evokes in the reader emotions that are just a little too reminiscent of those men who got their pleasure from watching the abuse of small boys reader ↠ Acceptable Loss ´ Anne Perry

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Anne Perry ´ Acceptable Loss doc P imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end?Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt where a captive band of half starved boys are forced to perform vile acts for men willing to pay a high price for midnight pleasures Although Monk and his fearless wife Hester would prefer to pin a medal on Parfitt’s killer duty leads them in another direction to an unresolved crime fro I complain about Anne Perry's books every time I read one but there must be something I like about them because I keep reading them She has two series that I know of Both are historical detective fiction set in 19th Century England and featuring a husband and wife detective team This one is one of the Monk series William Monk is variously a policeman and private detective in this one he is the chief of the River Police Hester his wife served as a nurse during the Crimean War and now runs a clinic for prostitutes and other lower class women as well as helping her husband solve murdersThe main characters are interesting and complex people and I enjoy reading about them But she's really bad at the history She clearly does a lot of research on the historical detail but makes two big mistakes She feels the need to explain everything that's different from modern life and does so in this ridiculous and impossible way Her characters say things at length that they wouldn't say just to explain the time and place A skillful author shows you the differences without explaining Historical fiction should feel like reading Dickens not like reading an explanation of 19th Century England Even with the research her works are full of anachronisms Her characters too often have a 21st Century view of many issues and they use a 21st Century vocabulary to talk about some of them This one has references to homosexuality and anal intercourse from characters who would have said sodomy or buggery I'm always bothered by the historical fiction ham handedness of her work I started reading her when her original name and story came out and I was intrigued to find out what kind of murder mysteries a convicted murderer would write But obviously there's enough there I find appealing that when I'm in the library looking at mysteries I often pick up one of hersThis was absorbing and a uick read I'd probably say 25 stars if they let us do halves