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Seven for a Secret
Publication Date : 9/17/2013
Publisher : Penguin USA
Language : eng
ISBN : 9781101657485
Synopsis : From Edgar-nominated author Lyndsay Faye comes the next book in what Gillian Flynn calls “a brilliant new mystery series.” One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Mysteries of the Year Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city’s dark practices—until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the “blackbirders,” who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property. The abolitionist Timothy is horrified by these traders in human flesh. But in 1846, slave catching isn’t just legal—it’s law enforcement. When the beautiful and terrified Lucy Adams staggers into Timothy’s office to report a robbery and is asked what was stolen, her reply is, “My family.” Their search for her mixed-race sister and son will plunge Timothy and his feral brother, Valentine, into
Audience : General Adult

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*Starred Review* In crime-ridden New York City in 1846, the year after the NYPD was established, 28-year-old "copper...

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Bartender-turned–"copper star" Timothy Wilde returns in a second mordant historical mystery ( The Gods of Gotham ,...

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