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The Resource What the Dead Leave Behind

What the Dead Leave Behind

Label
What the Dead Leave Behind
Title
What the Dead Leave Behind
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Simpson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York, this enthralling historical mystery by Rosemary Simpson brings the Gilded Age to life—in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion . . . As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fiancé's safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence's fiancé—his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades . . . Close on the heels of her father's untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles's death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in—and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence's wellbeing . . . "Simpson vividly recreates the world of nineteenth-century New York City in this exciting debut mystery." —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue
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Summary
When her beloved fiance is found dead after the Great Blizzard of 1888 in New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie, suspecting foul play, turns to her fiance's best friend, a former Pinkerton agent, to discover the truth and find protection from sinister forces
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Tone
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Character
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10556829
Cataloging source
BT
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1942-
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Simpson, Rosemary
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Gilded Age mysteries (Rosemary Simpson)
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
What the Dead Leave Behind
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781496709103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
What the Dead Leave Behind
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781496709103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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