A Breach of PromiseeBook - 1998
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 fiancé, 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.
Baker & Taylor
The ninth novel in the series of mysteries set in Victorian London follows investigator William Monk and his right-hand assistant, nurse Hester Latterly, as they plunge into a case of a wealthy family, a beautiful daughter, a reluctant fiance+a7, and murder. Reprint.