copyright 2008; Gale Cengage Learning publishers, Detroit et. al.; hardbound in ebony boards with gilt lettering along spine; very good condition of book and decorative dust jacket.
It's 1899, and the new century is almost here. Change is everywhere. Kinescope parlors are open, there are plans to build a bridge connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn, and automobiles are claiming the space that belonged to the horse.
With the digging of a rapid transit system about to begin, land speculation is intense. Police Detective John "Dutch" Tonneman, whose involvement with murder was the basis for the Maan Meyers mystery The House on Mulberry Street, is home from serving with Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish American War...
Dutch and his cousin, Detective Bo Clancy, are investigating a series of brutal stiletto murders, beginning with that of Delia Swann, a young prostitue in Madame Sophie's establishment. Sophie asks about Delia's missing heart-shaped locket and steers Dutch and Bo to Esther, probably the last person to see...