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In the midst of Sarah and Frank's wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story - or so it seems. Charles' father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion.
Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles's death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger....
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By Bunty on 05-11-15
Good series. The plot was very interesting. With plots and subplots which I find very intriguing indeed. Victoria Thompson is a wonderful writer and Suzanne performed the different characters giving them individual personalities and voices. I am waiting patiently for the next book which will be published in November.
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By Chinderliter on 08-02-18
a clever murder mystery with plenty of surprises
I enjoyed reading this book, particularly the well-written murder mystery aspect of the book. It's a period piece based on a time shortly after the American civil war. Throughout this entire book, there are so many sad reminders of slavery and people's opinions of slaves, as well as other ethnic groups like those of Italian and Irish descent. I didn't realize the book would have that slant, and I can't say I would have bought and read it had I known. All that being said, I found the book well written, and a clever murder mystery. I would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind or enjoys reading from the civil war and or slavery generation.
The narrator did a good job.