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A Curtain Falls (Simon Ziele Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2010

    Outstanding Historical Mystery

    I enjoyed the author's first book; this second is even better! Pintoff's debut won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and she continues her high standards in this follow up. Memorable characters, great suspense, and a rich historical setting make for a terrific read.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    An excellent period piece with a strong whodunit

    In 1904, New York City residents are stunned by the tragic sinking of General Slocum. Like so many locals, NYPD partners detectives Simon Ziele and Declan Mulvaney are impacted by the calamity. Simon's fiancée died with the sinking; he quit the force and left the city moving to Dobson up the Hudson. Declan stayed with NYPD until now in 1906 he is a captain.

    Needing someone he trusts, Mulvaney asks Ziele, who just watched in disgust a jury set free a spouse killer, to investigate the murder of a Broadway chorus girl; the second such homicide made to look like a suicide near the Garrick Theater on West Thirty-Fifth in the last few weeks. Ziele believes a serial killer is loose. The cops arrest a suspect, but Ziele thinks the wrong man has been brought in. He and criminologist Alistair Sinclair investigate the murders.

    The latest Ziele historical police procedural (see In the Shadow of Gotham) is an excellent period piece with a strong whodunit. Readers will enjoy the cankerous camaraderie between Ziele and Sinclair who respect each other professionally but also distrust one another personally especially with the former guilt-laden attracted to the latter's widow daughter-in-law. With insight into the beginnings of the Great White Way becoming the American Theater District inside a strong cop case, Stefanie Pintoff provides sub-genre fans with another superb early twentieth century mystery.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    I am delighted to have found this author!  Too long without find

    I am delighted to have found this author!  Too long without finding a fresh voice, replete with interesting characters and authoritative historical details tied together with an intriguing plot.  Definitely recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Fantastic Read!

    I enjoyed the first book, "In The Shadow Of Gotham" but this book was even better!!! I didn't think that could be possible because the 1st book was so good but this book was great as well & I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series. So glad I discovered Stefanie Pintoff!

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