The Face of a Stranger (William Monk Novels)
8 journalers for this copy...
Today I found this book on Henry Street in Brooklyn. Abandoned, unwanted, on the steps of a brownstone ... I rescued it and will release it to find a reader.
Happy travels, little book!
Edited to add: I was so eager to release it that I forgot to note that I read this thoroughly enjoyable book years ago. This is a double mystery set in Victorian England.
By the way, the author is herself a convicted murderer; Anne Perry is actually the notorious New Zealand "girl killer" Juliet Hulme. At the age of 15, Juliet and her best friend, 16 year old Pauline Parker, savagely beat Pauline's mother to death.
The girls, who had written detailed plans of the murder in their diaries, spent five years in prison. The Justice Department gave them new identities upon release and they both slipped from view. Juliet Hulme changed her name to Anne Perry, became a Mormon, moved to Portmahomack in northeast Scotland and began writing mysteries. Pauline Parker assumed the name Hilary Nathan, became a devout Roman Catholic, moved to England and ran children's riding school at Hoo, near Rochester, Kent.
Anne Perry's identity as Juliet Hulme was revealed by investigative reporter Lin Ferguson of Sunday News (NZ) in July 1994, when Heavenly Creatures, a film based on Parker and Hulme's relationship, was playing in film festivals. Heavenly Creatures was directed by Peter Jackson (later to direct Lord of the Rings) and starred Kate Winslet as Juliet Hulme. Pauline Parker's identity as Hilary Nathan was discovered by an English reporter in 1997.
Journal Entry 2
on Saturday, October 22, 2005
An unexpected present from annulla! I read this years ago, and thought it was wonderful. It will make a great "themed" release for Halloween. Thank you, ma'am!
Obtained from the shelf of BookCrosser avanta7
in anticipation of an upcoming weekend of wild releasing.
Journal Entry 4
Laub's Country Store at Ocean & San Carlos in Carmel, California USA on Saturday, December 03, 2005
Released 14 yrs ago (12/3/2005 UTC) at Laub's Country Store at Ocean & San Carlos in Carmel, California USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
On a ledge outside the store.
Hi!! Was SO very excited to find a wild release while on my first trip to the US last week... and in Carmel.... did see another of your releases in a real estate brochure stand.. and left it with good wishes for another one to find.
Very excited because I am an avid BCer here in Toowoomba and coordinate a local BC group who meet up once a month and have our own email group. Didnt get a chance to journal this over there. Just arrived home literally 90 mins ago after 18 hours travelling from San Francisco to Sydney, to Brisbane and then by bus home to Toowoomba (83 miles west of Brisbane). If you are interested in knowing a bit more about where your book has ended up.... email me at email@example.com!
I will circulate it around my bc group once I get around to reading it.. I know one of my books made it out of Aus - and I was VERY excited!
Cheers Liz (Hulinea)
This well traveled book was carried home to Aus from its last capture in Carmel-by-the-sea, CA in December 05. This was released at the Toowoomba Bookcrossing Meetup on Saturday 14 January, 2006 where it will be devoured by several members before sending it further on its journey...
Couldn't resist the urge (despite New Year's resolutions not to bring home another book before the unread pile diminished further) to scoop this one up from the table at Saturday's BookXers' meetup. It was all too much as soon as I noted the "First William Monk Novel" in the subitle. The FIRST of a series of detective novels AND by the notorious Anne Perry! Needless to say this much-travelled little book is about to be opened and entered into forthwith. Further notes on completion ...
Well, completed and a very enjoyable yarn! I got very excited when I realised I knew the territory in which Monk operated in this novel. I stay in Bloomsbury in London with a friend when in the UK and the streets around her flat are the ones in the novel. Bloomsbury is a very "literary" part of London, with blue plates galore commemorating famous novelists who lived in the area. There are stacks of great specialty bookshops, and of course the British Library is just a skip over the road to Kings Cross.
Journal Entry 8
Park House Cafe, Margaret St in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, February 17, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (2/17/2006 UTC) at Park House Cafe, Margaret St in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
At the BookXers meetup.
Journal Entry 9
Highland Fling Restaurant, Cnr West & James St. in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, August 18, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (8/18/2006 UTC) at Highland Fling Restaurant, Cnr West & James St. in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
At our Toowoomba Bookcrossers meetup this morning!! (Finally this book is back on it world wide journey....)
Currently reading it. Caught it at Toowoomba BookXers meeting on 19th Aug at Highland Fling Restaurant. I will probably retain it until January next year and release it somewhere in Tasmania when we visit there then. Marvellous to see how far this book has travelled so far.
Interesting read. More so when you realise the Author, Anne Perry is one of the girls featured in the true film "Heavenly Creatures" - look her up on the Web.
Plan to release it in Tasmania soon - probably at Hobart Airport.
CAUGHT IN TOOWOOMBA QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
Journal Entry 12
Battery Point in Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Released 12 yrs ago (1/12/2007 UTC) at Battery Point in Hobart, Tasmania Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Will be left in the Shipwright Arms Restaurant lounge area
This was the first book i have chased and found! it was very exciting. The barman at the shipright arms in Battery Pont took it home to read then brought it back to the bar where we found it. Will leave it somewhere soon after it has been read.