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Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets
Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets | Rosemary Simpson
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In Gilded Age New York, heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton Geoffrey Hunter investigate crimes that take them from the slums of Five Points in lower Manhattan to the Fifth Avenue mansions of society's elite. In the late nineteenth century, women are particularly vulnerable . . . LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS Childbirth can be dangerous even for the wealthy. So when opera singer Claire Buchanan shows Prudence and Geoffrey a postmortem cabinet photograph of her deceased twin sister and newborn niece, they express sadness but not surprise. The popular black-bordered portraits are the era's way of coping with the devastating losses that plague every family. What makes this death different is that Claire is convinced Catherine and her child were murdered. Prudence's friend is haunted by a sense of her sister's lingering presence, and by the conviction that her dead twin is demanding justice. Catherine's widower, Aaron Sorensen, is a cold, controlling man who swiftly remarried. Now his second wife is already pregnant and may be in terrible danger. In order to discover the truth and find evidence of Sorensen's guilt, Geoffrey will delve deep into his past while Prudence casts herself as his next victimputting her own life at grave risk . . .
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Librarybelle
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Such an incredible day with an incredible author! She‘s engaging and funny and very knowledgeable. I couldn‘t have asked for a better day. Pictured is her inscription to me in the tagged book. Such a humbling experience.

Incidentally, she found out today that her editor accepted the draft for her fifth book. A few revisions needed, but it‘s slated to be published November 2020.

KathyWheeler Yay! It all went well. ❤️😊 3w
sharread That sounds like an amazing experience. Wow, so cool. 👍🎃 3w
UwannaPublishme Way too cool! 🙌🏻 3w
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Crazeedi
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⭐⭐⭐.5
Book 3 of this series. Prudence is engaged to find out why a woman and her newborn baby died. The plot was decent, this one wasnt as good as previous, but I will continue to read series

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Chrissyreadit
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I LOVE these books. Even back to back. I enjoy the story, the characters the setting. I‘m only bummed I now need to wait for a new one. I highly recommend for a good historical character driven crime fiction.

Crazeedi I read the first 2, havent read this one 9mo
Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi did you like them? I am really enjoying them and so grateful @Librarybelle had the first one on her #newyearwhodis list. 9mo
Crazeedi @Chrissyreadit yes I really enjoyed! I have to read this one now! 9mo
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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2018/11/27/let-the-dead-keep-their-secrets-gilded-age-m...

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robinb
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Always happy to discover an author who‘s new to me! I enjoyed this one and look forward to going back to read the first two in the series.
Our sleuths are an orphaned young woman whose father was a judge (she wants to be a lawyer) and an ex-Pinkerton detective from North Carolina now making NY his home. Diabolical villains, a hint of romance and a well-plotted story. Especially ❤️ the courageously determined Prudence! 4/5⭐️
#NetGalley #Kensington

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robinb
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Up next (and 39% in), an ARC from #Kensington and #NetGalley. An historical mystery from a new-to-me author who wouldn‘t be so new-to-me if I had realized earlier that this was third in a series....darn it, I hate it when that happens! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😩🙄😂 Guess who‘s going to be playing catch-up at some point in time?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Oh well, the story of my life....

heidisreads Oh yep! I‘ve done that before. I do like discovering new authors, though! (edited) 13mo
robinb @heidifk Me too. I hate coming in to an established series and feeling like I‘m not seeing the whole story, ya know?! At least I don‘t feel totally lost in this one. And yes, I‘m enjoying it so far...new authors you like are always a joy to discover! 👍😊 13mo
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