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Death at the Falls

(2022)
(The seventh book in the Gilded Age Mystery series)
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When newly minted lawyer Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton Geoffrey Hunter travel to Niagara Falls on a mysterious assignment from Lady Rotherton, they quickly discover familiar dangers beyond the water’s edge . . .
 
DEATH AT THE FALLS
 
October 1890: As Prudence and Geoffrey settle into the most elegant hotel in Canadian Niagara, they observe a popular tourist area torn between natural beauty and industrial power. Also attracting their attentions are the antics of daredevil Crazy Louie Whiting, determined to be the first person to navigate the falls without drowning. Shortly after their arrival, Crazy Louie sends a specially designed test barrel containing a sheep over the falls. But when the barrel is retrieved and opened, the battered body of a local Tuscarora Indian spills out.
 
When Geoffrey and Prudence learn of the dead man’s suspicions about rampant bribery among greedy land developers and local officials, they wonder if there’s a connection to their client, Rowan Adderly. A young woman whose father disappeared while she was a child, the land she is due to inherit could be worth millions—and inevitably the sharks have come feeding.
  In a move to block Rowan’s inheritance, her greedy grandmother has declared Rowan to be the illegitimate offspring of an illicit affair between her son and a seductive Irish songstress. As Prudence and Geoffrey dig deeper into the region’s undercurrent of opportunistic greed, their investigation is impeded at every turn by murder and attempted murder. They will have to work quickly to solve a convoluted case before a determined killer sends one of them on a fatal plunge . . .


Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death at the Falls (A Gilded Age Mystery)
Author(s): Rosemary Simpson
ISBN: 1-4967-3336-3 / 978-1-4967-3336-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

November 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death at the Falls (A Gilded Age Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Rosemary Simpson
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU