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Friday, March 23, 2012

Acceptable Loss

Acceptable LossAcceptable Loss by Anne Perry

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

William Monk, commander of the River Police, has a new murder to solve. Criminal Mickey Parfitt's strangled and bludgeoned body washed up, and although it's widely agreed that everyone is better off with him dead, Monk can't ignore the need to find the murderer.

This is my first Anne Perry book, and it will be my last. The crimes that were being committed (child pornography and prostitution) really bothered me, but I imagine each Monk novel has different subject matter. What I was really turned off by was the swearing (especially the numerous times the Lord's name was taken in vain). Knowing that Perry is LDS makes this even worse.

Oh, and there was also that bit at the end where a new crime was committed and you don't find out who did it.