31 Bond Street

31 Bond Street

A Novel

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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"The skill with which Ellen Horan has braided true crime with thoughtful novelizing is pure pleasure.... Caleb Carr meets Scott Turow. What could possibly be better?"
-- Beverly Swerling, author of City of God

"An impressive blend of imagination and history as it vividly brings to life one of New York's City's most notorious crimes. 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. Fans of Caleb Carr's The Alienist, Edith Wharton's The House of Myrth, and John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will love the stunning prose and beautiful imagery of 31 Bond Street.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2010]
Edition: 1st ed.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780061773969
Branch Call Number: FIC Horan
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations
Alternative Title: Thirty-one Bond Street

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Librarianne
Jun 02, 2012

Very interesting lens through which to think about what it must have been like to live in different social strata in 19th century New York. My favorite bits were the legal arguments made in defense of the accused murderer. Fascinating!

ghovagimyan Feb 07, 2012

Gives a terrific view of 19th century New York life. Set in Lower Manhattan and the Village. It's based on a true story and has the some of the original testimony, Newspaper articles and illustrations.
Very entertaining.

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jovijake
Nov 01, 2010

Excellent!

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