31 Bond Street

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2011 Heftet

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Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New York.The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. "Who killed Dr. Burdell?" was a question that gripped the nation. 31 Bond Street, a debut novel by Ellen Horan, interweaves fiction with actual events in a clever historical narrative that blends romance, politics, greed and sexual intrigue in a suspenseful drama.The story opens when an errand boy discovers Burdell's body in the bedroom of his lavish Bond Street home. The novel's central characters are Dr. Harvey Burdell, a dentist and unscrupulous businessman; his lover, the ambitious, Brooklyn-born Emma Cunningham; the District Attorney, Abraham Oakey Hall (later to become mayor of New York); and Henry Clinton, a prominent defense lawyer. The enigmatic relationship between Emma and Dr. Burdell makes her the prime suspect, and her trial is nothing less than sensational. Will she hang? Were her teenaged daughters involved? What did the servants know? Who was the last person to see Burdell alive? During the trial, the two lawyers fight for truth, justice and their careers.This novel is set against the background of bustling, corrupt New York City, just four years before the Civil War. The author intertwines two main narratives: the trial through the perspective of the defense attorney Henry Clinton, and the story of the lovely young widow Emma Cunningham whose search for a husband brings her into the arms and home of Dr. Burdell.

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Utgivelsesår 2011

Format Heftet

ISBN13 9780007304059

EAN 9780007304059

Genre Spenning

Språk Engelsk

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  1. Bond Street is an exciting, and in many ways an unsettling book. The book is based on the real-life trial of Emma Cunnigham. The book revolves around the death of her husband. The author switches between the characters and stating the different points of views.
    The book is the authors debut novel, and I love the freshness of the writing. It was a quick read, and a good book for a holiday read. It is a good book, but it will not go down as one of the great classics. But it is well written and entertaining.
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