Of all of Anne Perry’s series, I like the William Monk novels best. The “Pitt” series seem coy, the holiday novels are too romantic for me and the World War I novels didn’t capture my interest.
The Monk series consistently captures the underbelly of Victorian London and the hazards of life in that time and under less than comfortable circumstances. In A Sunless Sea, Monk, Hester, Rathbone and, surprisingly, Runcorn tackle the problem of unregulated opium. Monk and his associates are up against ruthless businessmen capitalizing on the highly addictive method of injecting opium directly into the body with a syringe.
As always a very enjoyable read.