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Death in Focus

(2019)
(The first book in the Elena Standish series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry brings us an exciting new thriller of espionage and murder set across Europe in the 1930s. The world is on the brink of war and no one is to be trusted as young photographer Elena Standish becomes embroiled in a terrifying game of cat and mouse...

It is 1933 and Europe is a place of increasing fear and violence. Young British photographer Elena Standish is on assignment in Amalfi when she meets Ian Newton, a charming Englishman with whom she falls in love. But what does she really know about him?

Accompanying him on a train across Italy to Paris, she finds him critically stabbed and dying. He tells her he is a member of Britain's Secret Service, on his way to Berlin to warn MI6 so that they can foil a plot to assassinate one of Hitler's vilest henchmen and blame Britain for it, thus causing a devastating diplomatic crisis. Elena promises to deliver the message. But she is too late, and finds herself fleeing for her life.

Meanwhile Lucas Standish, secret head of MI6 during the war, learns that his beloved granddaughter is being hunted in Berlin for murder. With Elena on the run, and at least one traitor in the British Embassy, it is impossible to know who to trust...

Praise for Anne Perry's previous novels:

'A brilliant Victorian police procedural in which well-realized characters and settings are fascinating in themselves' Booklist

'Engrossing... Perry has always excelled in courtroom scenes and arguments between barristers, and she outdoes herself in two dramatic trials'Washington Times Daily

'Perry balances plot and character neatly before providing a resolution that few will anticipate'Publishers Weekly

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"This tale of love, danger, betrayal and murder keeps you turning pages to the last astonishing paragraph. Elena Standish is intriguing—in a world fast turning upside down, she is resourceful, brave, and achingly real as she encounters a Germany marching toward world war. Death in Focus is the debut of another great Perry series. Her best yet? You decide!" - Charles Todd


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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death in Focus (An Elena Standish Novel)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4328-7030-0 / 978-1-4328-7030-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in Focus: An Elena Standish Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-525-62098-2 / 978-0-525-62098-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death in Focus (Elena Standish Book 1) (Elena Standish 1)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4722-5724-3 / 978-1-4722-5724-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in Focus: An Elena Standish Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 0-525-62100-8 / 978-0-525-62100-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death in Focus (Elena Standish Book 1) (Elena Standish 1)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4722-5727-8 / 978-1-4722-5727-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death in Focus (Elena Standish Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-66447-422-6 / 978-1-66447-422-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death in Focus: Elena Standish, Book 1
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death in Focus: Elena Standish, Book 1
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Death In Focus
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4079-8153-6 / 978-1-4079-8153-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Death In Focus
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN: 1-4079-8154-4 / 978-1-4079-8154-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death in Focus: Elena Standish, Book 1
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Death in Focus: Elena Standish, Book 1
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death in Focus: Elena Standish, Book 1
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death in Focus: An Elena Standish Novel
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death in Focus (Elena Standish Book 1) (Elena Standish 1)
Author(s): Anne Perry
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU