Murder on Black Friday [NOOK Book]

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In Book #4 of P.B. Ryan’s popular historical mystery series about Boston governess Nell Sweeney, Nell and roguish surgeon Will Hewitt investigate two suicides that may not be what they seem. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.

On Sept. 29, 1869, the gold market crumbles, and fortunes are lost in a matter of hours. When the bodies of two men, wealthy Boston Brahmins Noah Bassett and Philip Munro, are found, it’s assumed that they ...
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Overview

In Book #4 of P.B. Ryan’s popular historical mystery series about Boston governess Nell Sweeney, Nell and roguish surgeon Will Hewitt investigate two suicides that may not be what they seem. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.

On Sept. 29, 1869, the gold market crumbles, and fortunes are lost in a matter of hours. When the bodies of two men, wealthy Boston Brahmins Noah Bassett and Philip Munro, are found, it’s assumed that they committed suicide over their financial losses. But when Harvard professor and forensic scientist Will Hewitt autopsies the victims, he discovers that Munro was murdered. Dr. Hewitt needs help navigating the city and its complex society to find the killer. He turns to governess Nell Sweeney, who understands the world of the rich and how their power can be used to hide their secrets. The investigation leads to the conclusion that these men were concerned more with keeping some things hidden than with the loss of their money. How they were tied together makes for a chilling climax to a mesmerizing mystery. Not only does Ryan provide readers with a tightly wound, suspenseful novel peopled with multidimensional characters, she writes about an era whose problems mirror our own. This is a historical period she knows and brings to life so clearly that readers are totally immersed. Nell is an ideal heroine: smart, intrepid and human. Be on the lookout for her return. Romantic Times BookReviews

“Nell and Will are a confirmed pair of amateur sleuths in this fourth entry in the popular Gilded Age series, and this makes the setting perhaps slightly cozier, but as usual, P B Ryan is spot on with her period detail. This is the best part about the series for me, as these books really do open a window into how both the high and low society of Boston operated. She thankfully doesn’t shrink (Anne Perry style) from showing it, warts and all...probably the best entry yet.” MyShelf.com

“As always, Nell and Will’s predicament tugs at my heart. Loved it!” Babbling Book Reviews

“The author has an amazing grasp of life during this period of history. Each detail is crafted to let the reader feel immersed in the time; from the major historical events, to the minutiae of everyday life. These facts are effortlessly woven into the overall narrative.” The Romance Reader’s Connection
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Meet the Author

Patricia Ryan has written more than two dozen romances and mysteries, the latter under the name P.B. Ryan. Her books have been published in over twenty countries and won numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's RITA for her Rear Window-inspired medieval romantic suspense, Silken Threads. A four-time RITA nominee, she is also the recipient of two Romantic Times Awards and a Mary Higgins Clark Award nomination for Still Life With Murder, the first book of her Nell Sweeney historical mystery series. For free excerpts and more, visit her website at patricia-ryan.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Excellent Historical Mystery Series

    Nell Sweeney is a girl with a past that must remain hidden. Her strong sense of values and willingness to risk herself to help others make her a likeable heroine. These six novels are a wonderful window into Victorian Boston, and how the people of that era faced problems similar to today's issues - like high unemployment, discrimination, crime and drug abuse. Very enjoyable and unexpected. Highly recommended!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    Captivating

    I am enjoying this series very much. I like that you can read any one of the books without having read the others. The author gives just enough information to keep you up to speed (or just to refresh your memory). A little romance in the mystery is just my cup of tea.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Great Series

    The entire series has been great. So wrapped up in the period, the characters, enjoy her writing so much. And, i forget to predict who done it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    This whole series is great reading

    Loved the series. get them all it's worth it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Excellent!

    Excellent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Loved

    Wish the author wouldve written more to this book like they did in earlier ones of the series. It was a bit short thats the only reason for four stars not five. Other than that loved loved loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Great read

    Another great read in this series. It won't disappoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Sexy and i know it 2

    Last one one had many typeos so im writing anotheir one. I hate that guy i mean he thinks hes sexy no way hes ugly who agrees ps i really like this seires ,Abigail Harrison from Waddell Arizona age 10

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    I love this series.

    Another one is the Nell and Will series that keeps the same quality of the prior books. I am very glad that I found out about the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Excellant

    An excellant series. I highly recommend reading all six books(read them in order)

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  • Posted October 17, 2012

    Fairly good read

    This series is enjoyably distracting reading, and especially interesting in its descriptive language re post Civil War era society. The plot is rather contrived, but it was entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Frustrating

    Good story and writing but let him propse already

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Terrific book

    THE mystery and the historical period are tightly wrapped together. I learned so much about Boston in the Victorian period as well as its medical and social cultures.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    Great!

    I loved, loved, loved it! Great characters, great interaction, and great description of the emotional conflict between the two main characters.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Great story if you love a good mystery!

    Really enjoy the series! Nell Sweeney is an interesting character. The story is well written to hold your interest all the way thru.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Firya

    "Yeah..."

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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