31 Bond Street

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Harper, 2010 - Dentists - 352 pages
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Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell in his opulent Manhattan town house?

At once a gripping mystery and a richly detailed excavation of a lost age, 31 Bond Street is a spellbinding tale of murder, sex, greed, and politics in 1857 New York. Author Ellen Horan interweaves fact and fiction--reimagining the sensational nineteenth-century crime that rocked the city a few short years before the Civil War ripped through the fabric of the nation, while transporting readers back to a time that eerily echoes our own.

Though there are no clues to the brutal slaying of wealthy Dr. Burdell, suspicion quickly falls on Emma Cunningham, the refined, pale-skinned widow who managed his house and servants. An ambitious district attorney seeks a swift conviction, but defense attorney Henry Clinton is a formidable obstacle--a man firmly committed to justice and the law, and to the cause of a frightened, vulnerable woman desperately trying to save herself from the gallows.

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

1857 and dentist Dr Burdell is found murdered. His live in house mistress Emma Cunningham is accused of his murder. This story is a fictional account of a true murder. The author found her inspiration ... Read full review

Page-turning historical Mystery

User Review  - scrffy78 - Borders

Emma Cunningham is a widow whose savings are running low in 1856 New York. She meets dentist Harvey Burdell in Saratoga in the summer and by fall she and her two daughters haved moved into his house ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ellen Horan has worked as a studio artist and as a photo editor for magazines and books in New York City. She currently lives in downtown Manhattan, the setting of her first novel, 31 Bond Street.

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