In a sensational breach-of-promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiance, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not, "cannot, " marry her. Utterly baffled by his client's refusal, Melville's counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends, in an outcome that no one except a ruthless murderer could have foreseen.
About the Author
Anne Perry is a New York Times bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy and exploration of social and ethical issues. Her two series, one featuring Inspector Thomas Pitt, and one featuring Inspector William Monk, have been published in multiple languages. Anne Perry has also published a successful series based around WWI and the Reavley family, and the recent standalone novel The Sheen On The Silk. Anne Perry was selected by The Times as one of the twentieth century's '100 Masters of Crime.' She now lives in LA.
“Captivating . . . one of Perry’s most engrossing puzzlers.”—People
“Anne Perry, hailed as the queen of the Victorian mystery, shows why with A Breach of Promise.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
“No one weaves plot and subplots as seamlessly as Perry. . . . Fans will be delighted by the long-awaited romantic denouement, which brought tears to my eyes.”—Los Angeles Times
“The story is full of feeling and weighted with intelligent thought about the status of women in mid-Victorian society.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Scenes of Victorian England so rich in detail that they seem more a product of Perry’s memory than her prodigious research.”—The Denver Post