A Breach of Promise

A Breach of Promise

Book - 1998
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Rathbone asks Monk and Hester to help him discover the reasons that his client insists that he could not marry the wealty Zillah whose parents are suing him for breach of promise.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1998
ISBN: 9780449908495
0449908496
9780804118552
0804118558
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: The whited sepulchres

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blueroo276
Apr 17, 2014

This is my favorite novel of the series (thus far)! It isn't nearly as dark and grim as some of the other Monk mysteries. I won't spoil anything, but Monk has a major personal epiphany--don't miss this one if you're following the series.

B2K2rEaD Jan 15, 2013

Convoluted, YES
Surprises, Lots
Involved in the STORY - Very DEFINITELY
Finish - with a DOUBLE punch !

This is an early attempt by the novelist and the plot lines are confusing. I don't have to be told more than once how difficult it was for the Victorian Woman to hold her ground in a misogynist society; author was often heavy handed in point this out to the reader. This is really 3 murder mysteries shuffled awkwardly together in one story, I expect her later novels showed improvement in her craft.

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