31 Bond Street

by Ellen Horan

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

31 Bond Street Synopsis

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. 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.

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31 Bond Street Press Reviews

'A blend of historical evidence and fictional imagining, an engrossing read' WASHINGTON POST

'This is a deft and highly readable book, much recommended for those who enjoyed The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.' DAILY MAIL

'A gripping recreation of this true life crime.' THE INDEPENDENT

'Mystery and romance galore.' THE SUN

'An enthralling page-turner to the very end.' SUNDAY HERALD

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ISBN: 9780007304059
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007304059
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Ellen Horan
Publisher: Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical mysteries,

About Ellen Horan

Ellen Horan has worked as a studio artist and as a photo editor for magazines and books in New York City. She currently lives in downtown Manhattan, the setting of her first novel, 31 Bond Street.

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