Death in Focus

Death in Focus➳ [Reading] ➶ Death in Focus By Anne Perry ➩ – Heartforum.co.uk In the start of an all new mystery series set in pre World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her imperiled lover s final, urgent message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends In the start of an all new mystery series set in pre Death in PDF \ World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her imperiled lover s final, urgent message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to powerOn vacation from London on the beautiful Italian coast, twenty eight year old Elena Standish and her older sister Margot have finally been able to forget some of the lasting trauma of the Great War Touring with her camera in hand, Elena has found new inspiration in the striking Italian landscape, and she s met an equally striking man named Ian Not ready to part from one another, she and Ian share a train trip home to England But a shocking murder disrupts their agenda, forcing Elena to personally deliver a message to Berlin that could change the fate of EuropeBack home, Elena s diplomat father and secretive grandfather the former head of MI, unbeknownst to his family are involved in their own international machinations Working behind the scenes as Elena tries to complete her mission on the ground, they interfere with a crucial political rally for one of Germany s most outspoken fascists With Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich on the rise, and Elena caught in the middle of an international incident, anyone she encounters might be part of a deadly plotIn the first novel of a riveting new series by bestselling author Anne Perry, family secrets merge with suspense on the world stage, and Elena learns that, in these complicated times, no one can be trusted, and she must learn to rely only on herself.

Anne Perry born Juliet Hulme is a British historical novelistJuliet took the Death in PDF \ name Anne Perry, the latter being her stepfather s surname Her first novel, The Cater Street Hangman, was published under this name in Her works generally fall into one of several categories of genre fiction, including historical murder mysteries and detective fiction Many of them feature a number of recurring characters, most importantly Thomas Pitt, who appeared in her first novel, and amnesiac private investigator William Monk, who first appeared in her novel The Face of a Stranger As of she had published novels, and several collections of short stories Her story Heroes, which first appeared the anthology Murder and Obsession, edited by Otto Penzler, won the Edgar Award for Best Short StoryRecently she was included as an entry in Ben Peek s Twenty Six Lies One Truth, a novel exploring the nature of truth in literatureSeries contributed to Crime Through Time Perfectly Criminal Malice Domestic The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories Transgressions The Year s Finest Crime and Mystery Stories.

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    Death in Focus Kindle Ê Death in PDF \ vacation from London on the beautiful Italian coast, twenty eight year old Elena Standish and her older sister Margot have finally been able to forget some of the lasting trauma of the Great War Touring with her camera in hand, Elena has found new inspiration in the striking Italian landscape, and she s met an equally striking man named Ian Not ready to part from one another, she and Ian share a train trip home to England But a shocking murder disrupts their agenda, forcing Elena to personally deliver a message to Berlin that could change the fate of EuropeBack home, Elena s diplomat father and secretive grandfather the former head of MI, unbeknownst to his family are involved in their own international machinations Working behind the scenes as Elena tries to complete her mission on the ground, they interfere with a crucial political rally for one of Germany s most outspoken fascists With Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich on the rise, and Elena caught in the middle of an international incident, anyone she encounters might be part of a deadly plotIn the first novel of a riveting new series by bestselling author Anne Perry, family secrets merge with suspense on the world stage, and Elena learns that, in these complicated times, no one can be trusted, and she must learn to rely only on herself."/>
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  • Death in Focus
  • Anne Perry
  • English
  • 19 January 2019

10 thoughts on “Death in Focus

  1. Leslie Ray says:

    This is the first installment of a new mystery series by Anne Perry, set in 1933, during the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party Elena Standish, a young British photojournalist is vacationing in Amalfi with her sister Margot They are both recovering from the loss of their brother and Margot the additional loss of her husband in WWI Elena becomes involved with Ian Newton, a handsome stranger with whom she falls in love with but he is ultimately murdered His dying words to Elena send her o This is the first installment of a new mystery series by Anne Perry, set in 1933, during the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party Elena Standish, a young British photojournalist is vacationing in Amalfi with her sister Margot They are both recovering from the loss of their brother and Margot the additional loss of her husband in WWI Elena becomes involved with Ian Newton, a handsome stranger with whom she falls in love with but he is ultimately murdered His dying words to Elena send her on a mission to Germany which tests her bravery and fortitude in midst of the horror of the rise of the Nazis.The history in this time period was really brought to life and especially horrifying as the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party were coming into power and the helplessness of those who realize what is coming but lack the power to stop it.This mystery was really suspenseful and I look forward to the next mystery in this new series

  2. The Library Lady says:

    A new series by Perry,, who seems to have had enough of Pitt and Monk But I mentioned in reviewing of one of the Daniel Pitt books,that I find him less engrossing than I do his father, and the same applies here with Elena, whom I find to be a pretty weak character The plot twists at the end are less than believable, and if Perry insists on continuing this series, I hope that future volumes are written to the high standard that has marked her work for so long.

  3. Maine Colonial says:

    I rarely give up on a book, but I stopped this one and early on When I first started reading, I thought it seemed awfully romance y for a mystery, but I am fascinated by the between the wars period, so I kept going But then I got to this passage, part of the description of the lead character s date with a man she s just met She leaned back and looked up at him He had remarkable eyes Did she see the pain of memory in them, or just imagine it mirroring her own He held her closer again,I rarely give up on a book, but I stopped this one and early on When I first started reading, I thought it seemed awfully romance y for a mystery, but I am fascinated by the between the wars period, so I kept going But then I got to this passage, part of the description of the lead character s date with a man she s just met She leaned back and looked up at him He had remarkable eyes Did she see the pain of memory in them, or just imagine it mirroring her own He held her closer again,gently Perhaps he had lost someone, too Who hadn t They should hold each othertightly, and danceperfectly, drowned in the music For my taste, that s just way too schmaltzy and overwrought.I read a couple of Anne Perry books many years ago, but I m not much interested in the Victorian era, and I think that s why I didn t continue I don t really remember I know she is a very popular author and I don t imagine her writing style has changed a lot, so Anne Perry fans will probably like this new series just fine It s just not for me I m so glad I only borrowed it from the library and didn t spend money on it

  4. LJ says:

    First Sentence Elena narrowed her eyes against the dazzling sunlight reflected off the sea.On a vacation in Italy with her sister Margot, Elena Stanford meets Walter Mann and Ian Newton An immediate attraction causes Elena to go with Ian to Berlin after a message compels him there A shocking event and a request from Ian sends Elena on to Berlin, and into a danger from which she may not escape.Perry masterfully sets the stage, lulling one into a sense of elegance, music and possible romance H First Sentence Elena narrowed her eyes against the dazzling sunlight reflected off the sea.On a vacation in Italy with her sister Margot, Elena Stanford meets Walter Mann and Ian Newton An immediate attraction causes Elena to go with Ian to Berlin after a message compels him there A shocking event and a request from Ian sends Elena on to Berlin, and into a danger from which she may not escape.Perry masterfully sets the stage, lulling one into a sense of elegance, music and possible romance How effectively she dispels one of that notion She describes the emotional environment of the time, Fifteen years after the war, everyone still had their griefs loss of someone, something, a hope or an innocence, if notAnd fear of the future conveying the almost frenetic gaiety and desperation for emotional connection so well Perry is such an evocative writer, and her characters are dimensional and interesting, but it s her perspective which causes one to pause, consider and want to share what one has read with others She also understands pacing taking one seamlessly from tranquility into the threat of danger.The story is told from several POVs One may smile at the timelessness dismissiveness with which the younger generation considers the older one, and of Elena s brother s view of her talent and ambition Elena s resourcefulness, strength, and determination a hallmark of Perry s female characters, is impressive even though one may question the suddenness of Elena s decisions.There is great lyricism to Perry s writing, particularly in her descriptions of nature, yet there is also a touch of pathos In 1933, one is witnessing the rise of Hitler, Mussolini s move toward fascism It is somewhat painful to realize how much of the 1930s are reflected in that which is happening today The book does have a strong historical and political message While some may object and possibly be offended, others may decide to learn from it Hitler is either assumingpower for himself or appointing bloody awful men to do it for him It is Perry s description of those who have been in a war and suffer from what we now know as PTSD, and her portrait of the time s events The violence is increasing, and the oppression They re building camps to put prisoners in, not people who ve committed crimes, but people who are born guilty of being that truly brings to bear the reminder that thethings change, thethey stay the same.When Perry switches gears, it is sudden, surprising, and very effective She triggers our suspicions and then makes us question them.The plot isn t perfect There are points of repetitiveness, a lack of focus, and what feels to be plot holes The female characters are occasionally too trusting, but that s part of the plot On the other hand, there is excellent suspense and a very effective sense of danger One has a real sense of the fear people experienced during this time Elena s determination to photograph the events she witnesses, and then to keep the film safe, were a strong element one hope to see continued One must give Perry credit for making this time in Berlin painfully real and for teaching us details of history we ve not known Death in Focus is a somewhat painful, but highly relevant read It does contain a well done red herring, and a wicked twist leading to a very good ending.DEATH IN FOCUS HistSusp Elana Stanford Europe 1933 G Perry, Anne 1st in series Ballantine Books Sept 2019

  5. Laurie says:

    In 1933 Hitler and the Nazi party are on the rise in Germany In Berlin, a city filled with fear and distrust, Elena Standish finds herself alone and under suspicion in the wake of the assassination of a prominent Nazi In order to save herself and protect what is most important to her she must learn just how resourceful and courageous she can be This story kept me enthralled from beginning to end The plot, the setting, the characters are all powerful, intricate and gripping The plot weaves s In 1933 Hitler and the Nazi party are on the rise in Germany In Berlin, a city filled with fear and distrust, Elena Standish finds herself alone and under suspicion in the wake of the assassination of a prominent Nazi In order to save herself and protect what is most important to her she must learn just how resourceful and courageous she can be This story kept me enthralled from beginning to end The plot, the setting, the characters are all powerful, intricate and gripping The plot weaves several storylines together in order to give you a sense of the political strain of the times, and the personal struggles of the characters The character s relationships and motivations are well established, and the potential for further story lines appears endless Elena and the Standish family makes compelling characters I found Elena to be undeniably intelligent, shrewd, sensitive, and caring I look forward to readingof her story.The setting and the distinct period detail bring one of history s most crucial eras to life Much of Europe could not forget the anxiety and the pain provoked by WWI, some feared the potential for a new war in it s wake, and many would do whatever it took to stop it The writing and language are help to evoke to time and the sense of place You feel almost languid along with Elena and her sister Margot in Amalfi, then as you move to the unrest of Berlin you can sense the disorder, the frenzy, and the fear This is an intense story that I thoroughly enjoyed Knowing this to be the first in a series, I am really looking forward to what comes next My thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group Ballantine for the advance copy of this book for my review

  6. Kaitlyn Dunnett says:

    I ve read the first seven chapters and I m not sure I ll finish this one From the start, I ve had a hard time relating to Elena, who s supposed to be the central character her grandfather is muchappealing and that was before she started behaving like a Gothic heroine who s TSTL too stupid to live I will read further, in the hope Ms Perry will surprise me She s a good writer and capable of pulling off a plot that, despite many twists and turns, proves logical in the end Just now, t I ve read the first seven chapters and I m not sure I ll finish this one From the start, I ve had a hard time relating to Elena, who s supposed to be the central character her grandfather is muchappealing and that was before she started behaving like a Gothic heroine who s TSTL too stupid to live I will read further, in the hope Ms Perry will surprise me She s a good writer and capable of pulling off a plot that, despite many twists and turns, proves logical in the end Just now, though, I have my doubts

  7. eyes.2c says:

    Interbellum intrigue What would you do if you d been having a grand old time on the Amalfi Coast and then discovered a body in a hotel laundry cupboard It s 1931, Elena Standish Is working as a photographer at an economics conference Her sister Margot, who marches to the beat of her own drum, came along for the ride The opening scene captures this so vividly At some point Elena decides to join the young man, Ian Newton, who was with her when the body made its presence felt, on a journey to B Interbellum intrigue What would you do if you d been having a grand old time on the Amalfi Coast and then discovered a body in a hotel laundry cupboard It s 1931, Elena Standish Is working as a photographer at an economics conference Her sister Margot, who marches to the beat of her own drum, came along for the ride The opening scene captures this so vividly At some point Elena decides to join the young man, Ian Newton, who was with her when the body made its presence felt, on a journey to Berlin Only her companion, that oh so nice young man, is shot on the train With his dying breath he informs Elena that he s trying to stop an assassination of a top member of the Nazi party in Berlin His reasons seem lucid so Elena decides to Cary forward with Ian s task.What we find out as the story continues is that Elena has had a somewhat unfortunate encounter with another man when she was working with the Foreign Office in Paris, embarrassing to her father as a high ranking Foreign Office official, and devastating for Elena She had been asked to leave.Along with this it comes to light that Elena s grandfather Lucas, had been the head of MI16 during the World War I, and still has contacts in the service Some of those contacts are worried about the rise of Hitler and Nazism and of Oswald Mosley s influence in England What Elena sees in Berlin, the dangers she finds herself in, are horrendous and as she experiences first hand the lies and dangers behind Hitler s rise to power All the time Elena is photographing her journey.A complex novel full of intrigue and human interest that lays the ground for what I am sure will be, in inimitable Anne Perry style, a startling new series set in this Interbellum period, that of Elena Standish.I was struck by the almost mantra spoken of various ways throughout, Never Again, there should never be another war like the last one And one can sympathize with the British people in their memories of anguish, and their hopes that this had been the war to end all wars We of course know differently This works well into the way Perry s novel develops.Strong female leads, old school staunch combatants, a family that hasthan carried its share of secrets and heartbreak from WW1 into a new and welcomed age that on the surface seems all that was hoped for, and is in reality completely alien to those hopes All give an authenticity to this pre World War II thriller A Random House ARC via NetGalley

  8. Bonnye Reed says:

    I received a free electronic ARC copy of this British suspense novel from Netgalley, Anne Perry, and Random House Ballantine Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work.Anne Perry brings us another excellent suspense series Death in Focus is the first in a series featuring Elena Standish, hopeful photographer, set in the pre WWII year 1933 in England, Germany and a bit of France and Italy I received a free electronic ARC copy of this British suspense novel from Netgalley, Anne Perry, and Random House Ballantine Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work.Anne Perry brings us another excellent suspense series Death in Focus is the first in a series featuring Elena Standish, hopeful photographer, set in the pre WWII year 1933 in England, Germany and a bit of France and Italy Elena is the focus of our story and we see her often through the eyes of her grandfather, Lucas She is the youngest child of Charles and Katherine Standish, granddaughter of Lucas and Josephine Standish The Great War was very hard on the Standish family Margot, the eldest of the grandchildren of Lucas and Josephine lost her new husband during the closing battles of WWI She is the adventurous of the Standish sisters, a bit forward and independent Then was son Mike, killed in action the same day as Margot s husband Grandparents Lucas and Josephine did their part in the conflict Josephine decoding messages, and Lucas with the then totally secret MI6, Military Intelligence Their involvement was, of course, clandestine so the family was not aware of their sacrifices and because Lucas stayed with MI6 and eventually ran it, Charles had only a vague idea of his father s post war employment with the government Charles works in the diplomatic corp and wife Katherine, an American, plays the diplomats other half very well Then we have Elena Elena is thesedate, grounded daughter of the Standish clan Or so most of them thoughtThis is an excellent tale As always, Anne Perry puts us in those shoes, on that train, wearing that red dress We feel the hunger, the fear, the frustration This is a book that is hard to put down Anne Perry is an author to binge on One or two books are never enough to satisfy I need to read them allPub date Sept 17, 2019Random House BallantineReviewed on Sept 19, 2019, at Goodreads, Netgalley, Smile, Barnes Noble, BookBub, and GooglePlay Not able to review on Kobo

  9. Kim says:

    The protagonist, Elena Standish, has made mistakes that have caused lasting damage to herself and her family Unfortunately, she keeps repeating the same basic mistakes that come with inexperience and naivete While Perry is not going to cut her main character a break, she does give her the spirit and determination to bring a house of cards down all around her She falls in love in a minute, she jumps on a train with a self imposed challenge to slay the perceived dragons and in doing so exposes The protagonist, Elena Standish, has made mistakes that have caused lasting damage to herself and her family Unfortunately, she keeps repeating the same basic mistakes that come with inexperience and naivete While Perry is not going to cut her main character a break, she does give her the spirit and determination to bring a house of cards down all around her She falls in love in a minute, she jumps on a train with a self imposed challenge to slay the perceived dragons and in doing so exposes many to possible harm She takes a few hard knocks and gives back in kind It could have happened so manyextraordinary stories have come out of the time of Hitler s ascent to ultimate power The pervasive and eternal question of moral retreat, is it worse to kill or stand by and watch it happen without intervening That dilemma is all over this book A little bit dated, a little bit confusing, a little bit unbelievable Anne Perry s latest foray into the mystery thriller genre with new characters left me basically disappointed How many questions can any person pose and answer within the space of a page or a minute It turns out many and I wanted to scream Stop it right now

  10. Ptaylor says:

    I was disappointed I was hoping for a book as well written and compelling as Perry s World War I series which began with No Graves As Yet This novel lacked the great characters and suspense I knew who the murderer assassin was after the second victim died, and I expected the book to end as it did I didn t especially care for Elena, the main character, and there was too much repetition about the secret work Lucas Standish and Peter Howard did during the first war Say it once, say it twice, I was disappointed I was hoping for a book as well written and compelling as Perry s World War I series which began with No Graves As Yet This novel lacked the great characters and suspense I knew who the murderer assassin was after the second victim died, and I expected the book to end as it did I didn t especially care for Elena, the main character, and there was too much repetition about the secret work Lucas Standish and Peter Howard did during the first war Say it once, say it twice, and then STOP I think Death in Focus may be the first in a planned series about World War II If I m absolutely desperate ill, alone, and have read everything in my house, including the cereal box I may read the next one Not recommended

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