31 Bond Street: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Mar 30, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
29 Reviews

“The skill with which Ellen Horan has braided true crime with thoughtful novelizing is pure pleasure.… Caleb Carr meets Scott Turow. What could possibly be better?”
— Beverly Swerling, author of City of God

“An impressive blend of imagination and history as it vividly brings to life one of New York’s City’s most notorious crimes. Ellen Horan has written a novel that, once begun, will be difficult for any reader to put down.” — Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena

31 Bond Street, an unforgettable literary debut from Ellen Horan, is based on the true story of a brutal murder, a desperate mother and mistress, and the vicious constraints of 19th century society. Fans of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, Edith Wharton’s The House of Myrth, and John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will love the stunning prose and beautiful imagery of 31 Bond Street.

 

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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

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There is a great deal to like about this book, and just a bit to dislike. I loved the story, I loved the fact that it is partially based on a true murder in the 1850's in New York City, I loved the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
26
Section 3
38
Section 4
44
Section 5
63
Section 6
69
Section 7
76
Section 8
94
Section 24
239
Section 25
248
Section 26
255
Section 27
264
Section 28
270
Section 29
276
Section 30
282
Section 31
286

Section 9
104
Section 10
114
Section 11
121
Section 12
137
Section 13
146
Section 14
153
Section 15
160
Section 16
172
Section 17
181
Section 18
190
Section 19
196
Section 20
205
Section 21
213
Section 22
226
Section 23
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Section 32
293
Section 33
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Section 34
306
Section 35
312
Section 36
317
Section 37
324
Section 38
328
Section 39
339
Section 40
345
Section 41
351
Section 42
353
Section 43
359
Section 44
360
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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 lives in downtown Manhattan, the setting of her first novel.

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