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part of the Gilded Age Mystery series
For fans of HBO's The Gilded Age, explore the dark side of the alluring world of America's 19th century elite in this gripping series of riveting mysteries From the slaughterhouses of Manhattan to the elite enclaves of Saratoga Springs, private detective Pamela Thompson follows a trail of death and deception left by a Civil War hero. . .Death In Saratoga Springs New York City, 1894. Captain Jed Crake is a decorated veteran of the Union army and a successful mogul in the meatpacking industry. But this powerful man also has a hidden private life as a predator of young women. Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and former NYPD detective Harry Miller are engaged to search for a maid allegedly abducted by the captain. . . Before they can find the missing woman, Crakes dark history catches up with him and he is murdered in a posh hotel in Saratoga Springs. As fate would have it, Pamelas ward, Francesca Ricci, working as a chambermaid in the hotel, is accused of the crime. Now, in this pastoral playground of the idle rich, its up to Pamela and Miller to find Crakes killeras well as his victimand save an innocent girl from a fate worse than death.Praise for Death of a Robber Baron OBrien captures the colorful details and varied characters of an opulent era deftly. Publishers Weekly A pleasingly detailed look at the age of the robber barons along with enough strongly characterized suspects to keep readers guessing. Kirkus Reviews The author skillfully weaves in fascinating details about American social history. Pair with Stefanie Pintoff, and also recommend for fans of Rhys Bowens ';Molly Murphy series. Library JournalShow more
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