Death Of A Robber Baron

Author: Charles O'Brien
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Category: Crime, Crime Fiction, Historical Crime, Historical Crime
Book Format: Paperback

Set amidst the glittering enclaves of money, power, and privilege in America's tumultuous Gilded Age, this richly detailed mystery follows private detective Pamela Thompson into an elite world where fortunes are flaunted and scandals are hidden--one body at time. . .



Death Of A Robber Baron



New York City, 1891. In the spirit of Christmas, Mrs. Pamela Thompson has devoted herself to charity work, even taking an orphaned child into her Greenwich Village townhome. Her husband Jack, an ambitious banker, agrees to such generous acts as long as his wife allows him to invest his time--and her trust fund--in more lucrative opportunities. But when he risks their entire fortune on questionable copper stocks, Pamela ends up losing everything: her house, her inheritance, and even her husband. . .



Penniless, Pamela is forced to move into a boarding house in the Lower East Side and accept a position at Macy's--as a store detective. Displaying an uncanny knack for the job, she's asked to investigate a private matter of thievery at a palatial cottage in the Berkshires. Ironically, her employer is none other than Henry Jennings, the infamous Copper King who sold bad stocks to her husband. But when the filthy rich scoundrel is found dead in his study, Pamela holds herself accountable--for sorting out this whole sordid business of money, motives. . .and murder.

Charles O'Brien decided to try his hand at writing historical mysteries due to a lifelong love of delving into the past James Joyce's Dubliners and Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop have both influenced his writing style. He lives with his wife, Elvy, an art historian, in Williamstown, a small college town in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

About Charles O'Brien
Charles O'Brien decided to try his hand at writing historical mysteries due to a lifelong love of delving into the past James Joyce's Dubliners and Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop have both influenced his writing style. He lives with his wife, Elvy, an art historian, in Williamstown, a small college town in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

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SKU BK-9780758286369
Barcode # 9780758286369
Brand Kensington Publishing
Artist / Author Charles O'Brien
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.142m
Shipping Height 0.020m
Shipping Length 0.209m

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