Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets
by Rosemary Simpson
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 27 Nov 2018
I am reviewing a copy of Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets through Kensington Books and Netgalley:
Gilded Age New York Heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex Pinkerton Geoffrey Hunter investigate crimes that take them from the slums of five points in Lower Manhattan to the fifth Avenue mansions of the society’s elite. During the late nineteenth century women were quite vulnerable to crimes.
In the nineteenth Century childbirth can be dangerous even for the wealthy. So when Opera Singer Claire Buchanan shows Prudence and Geoffrey a Post Morten Cabinet photograph of her dead sister and her New Born Niece, they are sad but not surprised. The popular black bordered portraits are the eras way of coping with the devastating losses that plague every family. What makes this death different is Claire believes Prudence’s sister Catherine and her baby were victims of murder.
Prudence’s friend feels that Prudence’s Twin Sister’s lingering presence is showing that she is demanding justice. Catherine’s widower a man named Aaron Sorensen, is a cold, controlling man who quickly remarried after his wife’s death now his new wife is pregnant could she be in terrible danger? Geoffrey will delve into the past while Prudence Casts herself as the next victim putting her own life in danger.
I give Let The Dead Keep Their Secrets five out of five stars!