Archive for February, 2019

Silence for the Dead

Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley (April 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0451419480

Amazon Review..


“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow….”
In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?
Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.


This is the 4th book that I’ve read by Simone St. James!  The Haunting of Maddy Clare, Lost Among the Living and The Broken Girls are the other 3.

The book moves right along so it’s easy to keep picking it up. (I had company for a week so I didn’t read during that time) It’s written so you think you know some answers but they usually aren’t as it seems. Although this wasn’t a “detective” book,  I enjoyed it very much.

Recommended along with her other books! (Not a series with all the same characters).

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Dark Assassin

Dark Assassin by Anne Perry.

Publisher: Ballantine Books; William Monk Novels edition (February 26, 2006)
308 pages

Amazon Review:

This is another Victorian mystery by New York Times best selling author Anne Perry. In this novel, William Monk, the Thames River Police superintendent, sees a man and woman, on a bridge over the Thames, plunge to their death into the icy waters. Was it an accident, suicide or murder? This is what Monk must figure out.

I am still loving Monk and Hester and his life continues with some of the same “side kicks”.   So far I have not read a bad “Monk Series” book by Anne Perry. I have a few more to read but will be mixing them up with some other books, because then when I go back to Monk and Hester it’s like revisiting an old friend!

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