By Ellen Horan
Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell?
Though there aren't any witnesses and no clues, palms element to Emma Cunningham, the sophisticated, pale-skinned widow who controlled Burdell's apartment and his servants. Rumored to be a black-hearted gold digger with designs at the doctor's identify and
fortune, Emma is straight away placed less than condo arrest in the course of a homicide research. A speedy conviction is bound to catapult flamboyant district lawyer Abraham Oakey corridor into the mayor's seat. yet one bold challenge stands in his method: the safeguard lawyer Henry Clinton. devoted to justice and the legislation, Clinton will relief the susceptible widow in her determined struggle to save lots of herself from the gallows.
Set in 1857 big apple, this gripping secret is additionally a richly certain excavation of a misplaced age. Horan vividly re-creates a tumultuous period characterised by way of a sensationalist press, competitive new wealth, a booming real-estate industry, corruption, racial clash, fiscal inequality among women and men, and the erosion of the outdated codes of habit. A story of homicide, intercourse, greed, and politics, this spellbinding narrative transports readers to a time that eerily echoes our personal.
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My summers were spent on Lake Michigan, and looking out across this large expanse of sparkling water, I often wondered if at some time another girl on the Wisconsin shore could be waving at me standing on the Michigan shore. —Carol Crane CAROL CRANE Carol Crane loves to write about her family. The Christmas Tree Ship is based on a story Carol’s Swedish grandfather told of bravery and the dedication of a Lake Michigan ship’s captain and his family Carol and her cousins spent their summers on the shores of Lake Michigan swimming, boating, and fishing.
He felt the wind change, he felt the dampness in the air, and he had all the sails hoisted to race that storm across the lake. ” Then the sner slowly slipped beneath the churning lake. Lost were the captain and his crew, this Christmas Ship heartbreak. Grandpa got up and walked over to the window. “If you could see straight across the lake,” he told us, “you’d see the shores of Wisconsin. A little to the south would be Two Rivers, Wisconsin, very near where the ship went down. After that storm, the winds from the southwest washed driftwood and treasures from the Rouse Simmons clear across the lake and onto our Michigan shores.
She is often asked by children during school visits what inspired her to become a writer. Her answer is, “Reading other authors’ words about their experiences. ” Carol’s previous book, The Handkerchief Quilt, is about her mother, who was a reading teacher who brought the community together to sew a quilt made from handkerchiefs given to her by her students. Carol now resides in North Carolina with her two grandsons and their two cats, Dali and Skittles, who listen to her stories. CHRIS ELLISON Chris Ellison received his formal art training at the Harris School of Art in Franklin, Tennessee, and later at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan