A Question of Betrayal: An Elena Standish Novel

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Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593129579

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About the Author
Anne Perry was the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels. She was also the author of a series featuring Charlotte and Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, as well as the Elena Standish series; a series of five World War I novels; twenty-one holiday novels; and a historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk, set in the Byzantine Empire. Anne Perry died in 2023.
Reviews
"[An] excellent sequel . . . Perry expertly blends character development with plot surprises. This prolific author shows no sign of losing steam."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)­­­­­

Praise for Death in Focus, the first Elena Standish novel

"Readers who love historical mysteries know that some of the most dramatic stories are set in the interim between the two world wars, when both the victors and the vanquished felt uneasy about their provisional hold on peace. Anne Perry stakes a strong claim to that unstable terrain in Death in Focus, the first book in a new series that opens in 1933 as Elena Standish, a resourceful photographer, is caught up in the world of international intrigue."--The New York Times Book Review

"Death in Focus [is] reminiscent of works by Eric Ambler and Graham Greene. Cameo appearances by historical figures including Winston Churchill and Joseph Goebbels enhance this thrilling work whose heroine proves fully up to . . . hair-raising challenges. . . . Perry conjures the mixed emotions and misplaced optimism of a period when many Establishment figures were desperate to avoid another world war."--The Wall Street Journal

"Perry has found the perfect time period to showcase a family's impassioned defense of democracy and social justice in the face of rising totalitarianism. Obvious comparisons to Charles Todd's Bess Crawford and Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs are warranted, but this novel also hearkens back to Helen MacInnes's classic spy thrillers and Mary Stewart's romantic suspense novels. At turns heartbreaking and action-packed, this gripping and superbly written story proves Perry still has what it takes."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Another Anne Perry mystery series? Yes and, oh my yes. . . . Perry is a master of the British historical novel, this time leaving the Victorian era behind and delving into a new, but volatile century. . . . Her finesse for suspense . . . works well with her new character and setting. Elena Standish . . . promises to be a heroine of the first order."--New York Journal of Books

"Elena's many narrow escapes and Perry's immersive re-creation of Nazi-era Europe will keep readers enthralled by this series debut. The numerous characters working behind the scenes both for and against Elena . . . are well drawn, but it is the smart, gritty heroine herself who will ensure that readers eagerly anticipate the next in the series."--Booklist