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Anne Perry goes abroad in this one! In “Slaves of Obsession,” British bestseller Perry
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takes her formidable duo--William and Hester Monk--to American shores, just in time for
the Civil War. It is 1861 and they are in America tracking down a killer and, naturally,
before they know it, they are involved in local politics, as it were. Extortion and murder
are teammates in this book and the Monks find that it is no simple matter. Combining
history with much social significance and relevance, Perry is quite adept at capturing the
horrors, the carnage, the butchery of our Civil War. Hester, one will remember, was a
nurse in the Crimea and readily works with the medical team at Manassas while William is
searching for the killer, certainly connected to arms shipments and the War itself. In the
finale of the book (the sixth of the series)--back in a London courtroom, we see Perry at her
best--and this conclusion is not to be missed!
The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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