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Author:
Ellen Horan
ISBN13:
978-0061773969
ISBN:
0061773964
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Publisher:
Harper; 1st edition (March 30, 2010)
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Mystery
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1841 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New YorkThe sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857.

Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New YorkThe sensational murder of Dr. 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 posh Bond Street home.

31 Bond Street" by Ellen Horan is a historical mystery set in the decade before the American Civil Wa.

31 Bond Street" by Ellen Horan is a historical mystery set in the decade before the American Civil War. The prose approximates that of the period as close as is possible without slowing down your reading rate. There is poetry in the prose of this book, too, lyrical and at once arresting, new ways to see everyday things, . "The sky which had been so blue earlier, had patches of yellow light bleeding through clouds the color of greyhounds. The prose approximates that of the period as close as is possible without slowing down your reading rate

31 Bond Street" by Ellen Horan is a historical mystery set in the decade before the American Civil War. As it is, the author's mastery of the style embellishes her richness of the period, taking the reader back in time so that one is there in 1856. In just the same way, author Horan's knowledge of New York at that time is awesome - taking you back street by street and house by house! Every page is a delight, .

The 31 Bond Street Book Page. join that too!) Ellen Horan's debut novel, an historical thriller set in mid-19th century Manhattan, is based on a sensational real-life murder case. cted flashbacks, the progressive revelations are guaranteed to keep the pages turning.

With the costs of running the new office, the servants had slowly been let go, and his household was making do on less and less. The cook only came on certain days, and the roof in the attic leaked. Most mornings, Elisabeth prepared him eggs in the skillet, but this morning he had risen earlier than usual. He left Elisabeth wrapped up in the four-poster bed. Maintaining the large house left her bone tired, so he let her sleep.

31 Bond Street works as both historical fiction and courtroom drama. BIO Ellen Horan was raised in Philadelphia and New York

31 Bond Street works as both historical fiction and courtroom drama. BIO Ellen Horan was raised in Philadelphia and New York. After her undergraduate degree, where she studied painting and history, she lived in France for a year while working as an au pair and studying studio art.

Ellen Horan has written a novel that, once begun, will be difficult for any reader to put down. Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena 31 Bond Street, an unforgettable literary debut from Ellen Horan, is based on the true story of a brutal murder, a desperate mother and mistress, and the vicious constraints of 19th century society. Fiction Thriller & Crime.

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Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell? Though there are no witnesses and no clues, fingers point to Emma Cunningham, the refined, pale-skinned widow who managed Burdell's house and his servants. Rumored to be a black-hearted gold digger with designs on the doctor's name and fortune, Emma is immediately put under house arrest during a murder investigation. A swift conviction is sure to catapult flamboyant district attorney Abraham Oakey Hall into the mayor's seat. But one formidable obstacle stands in his way: the defense attorney Henry Clinton. Committed to justice and the law, Clinton will aid the vulnerable widow in her desperate fight to save herself from the gallows. Set in 1857 New York, this gripping mystery is also a richly detailed excavation of a lost age. Horan vividly re-creates a tumultuous era characterized by a sensationalist press, aggressive new wealth, a booming real-estate market, corruption, racial conflict, economic inequality between men and women, and the erosion of the old codes of behavior. A tale of murder, sex, greed, and politics, this spellbinding narrative transports readers to a time that eerily echoes our own.
  • "31 Bond Street" by Ellen Horan is a historical mystery set in the decade before the American Civil War. The prose approximates that of the period as close as is possible without slowing down your reading rate. As it is, the author's mastery of the style embellishes her richness of the period, taking the reader back in time so that one is there in 1856. In just the same way, author Horan's knowledge of New York at that time is awesome - taking you back street by street and house by house! Every page is a delight, e.g.:

    "Please sit down," Emma said gaily, waving at a bench. Dr. Burdell placed his hat beside him. She noticed that it was a fashionable height: an inch higher and he would be a dandy or a ruffian, an inch shorter, a clerk."

    Midst all the elegance of language and precise description, "31 Bond Street" is still a fast moving mystery which opens with the murder of a high society dentist and surgeon, Dr. Harvey Burdell, who is found hacked to death in his bedroom.

    There is poetry in the prose of this book, too, lyrical and at once arresting, new ways to see everyday things, e.g., "The sky which had been so blue earlier, had patches of yellow light bleeding through clouds the color of greyhounds."

    An outstanding historical novel, the book is no less a gripping mystery, a tale of the greed of the rich and powerful with their disregard for human life and pain. The book's final chapters, a trial to convict the sometimes-seeming innocent companion/alleged wife of the villainous, now dead, dentist, is also a conflict between two lawyers, one the tool of the rich and powerful; the other the defendant's attorney, a humanist concerned with justice.

    As yet another example of author Horan's deft prose - perfectly attuned to the period - demonstrates "They tipped hats, Hall's was the taller, and when he lifted it, he revealed an ornate hairstyle. Hall made a deep bow. `I greatly anticipate our encounter in court,. But I regret that the verdict will be a sorry conclusion to your already dwindling career.' He mounted his carriage. His cape swooped the air, and his elongated profile was outlined in the window as he rode away."

    Finally, add to the rich mix of character, the alleged "window" and her two beautiful debutante daughters, a poor-but-honest houseboy and a runaway slave in hiding and you have a cover-to-cover can't-put-it-down thriller. The great sadness of this work is that Amazon has only a five point scoring system - this book would surely be a "ten" if there were such.

  • This interesting book is about a murder in New York City that took place pre Civil War. The book is based on the true story of the murder of Dr. Burdell, a dentist. He meets Emma Cunningham, who is looking for a man who will marry her and take care of her and her two daughters. She, upon the promise of marriage, moves with her daughters into the third floor of his home to be in charge of the running of his home. She has no idea of his crooked dealings. He involves her in one of his many schemes. This is but the start of the intrigue leading to the murder. The characters are based upon real people, and the book shows sections of the tabloids of the time. An involving read.

  • Having just read, and loved, Fever, I jumped right into 31 Bond Street, also a period novel, but it wasn't nearly as well written, nor nearly as compelling, as Fever. It's based on the actual murder of dentist Harvey Burdell, but Horan didn't really manage to hold my interest. There were loose ends; e.g., when Clinton finds John sleeping on the floor in his house, he knows he'll have to talk with his wife about it, because she's fond of the boy and has told him he could sleep there, but any reader like myself who wonders about that will be disappointed, because Horan never mentions it again. I had high hopes for this book, but overall, it left me feeling disappointed.

  • I normally don't read historical fiction, but this excellent book was a historical thriller, based on a true story about a murder more than 160 years ago. The glimpse into life in the middle part of the 19th century in New York was a rich, detailed and compelling background for a murder mystery. The characters were well developed, charismatic and brought along in the narrative arc beautifully. The description of the reality of what constituted legal process was fascinating...particularly given how different it was from today--particulary the coroner's inquest.

    Ms. Horan's writing is gorgeous, dramatic and compelling! Loved the book. Looking forward to the next!

  • This book is a wonderful blend of mystery, courtroom drama and historical fiction. It's based on the true story of Dr. Harvey Burdell's grisly murder in 1857. I enjoyed it immensely from start to finish. Horan takes a very clever approach to unveiling the events leading up to the murder and revealing the outcome of the trial. She narrates the book from two perspectives and at the same time moves back and forth between the past and the present. The format flows beautifully, one time line fills in the history of the relationship between Dr Burdell and Emma, his accused murderer and divulges their character traits and background information. The other discloses the details of the murder, it's aftermath, the roughshod legal process and the trial. Although the author does provide for several likely suspects, the looming question is the guilt or innocence of Emma. The story brings pre-civil war NYC to life, explores the role of women, exposes the flaws of the legal system and presents fascinating historical information on the prevailing corruption, greed, and political power struggles. In short a fabulous story for those who love historical fiction, mysteries, or crime novels and a marvelous debut. I am looking forward to more from this author. FYI, Rumor has it, there is a movie in the works.

  • This was a great book. My book club picked this book and I would not have read it if it wern't for that. I thoughtthe story was great and it moved quickly. I would recommend this if you like period pieces.