The Good Silver

The Good Silver

by Matthew Dunn
     
 

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In 1847, a small band of idealists began a communal living experiment in a sleepy valley in New York, living in a grand mansion built on a Bible-based foundation of hard work, free love and controlled, eugenic breeding. Credited with starting what became the world’s most recognized brand of silverware, the Oneida Community at first prospered, succumbing finally

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In 1847, a small band of idealists began a communal living experiment in a sleepy valley in New York, living in a grand mansion built on a Bible-based foundation of hard work, free love and controlled, eugenic breeding. Credited with starting what became the world’s most recognized brand of silverware, the Oneida Community at first prospered, succumbing finally to the moral outcry that for decades clawed relentlessly at their “lascivious” door, conforming to worldly custom to preserve their livelihood and evade the lynching of their leaders. The great experiment that had fascinated and infuriated the entire country was over. Or was it?

Acting on a anonymous tip alleging a rebirth of the utopian commune, New York Times reporter Melissa Gibson travels to Upstate New York to investigate, renting a room at the very mansion built over one hundred and fifty years ago. Days later, she is found dead, the local police ruling her death accidental. But her twin brother Michael, tormented by grisly premonitions he has never revealed, knows the authorities are wrong. He envisioned her strangulation just hours before it happened but did nothing to save her. Now, driven by guilt and the persistence of his sister’s best friend, Jess Hartwell, an attractive beat cop from New York City, Michael launches his own secret investigation in a desperate attempt to unmask her killer. Together, they retrace Melissa’s footsteps only to discover a little town full of dark secrets and more suspects than they ever could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979490828
Publisher:
Onondaga Hill Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
ONONDAGA HILL PUBLISHING
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Dunn is the author of seven novels, including ERASED, an IPPY Award winner in the Suspense / Mystery / Thriller category at the 12th Annual Independent Publishers Book Awards held in Los Angeles in May 2008. His other recent books include THE GOOD SILVER, a present-day murder mystery involving the Oneida Community, a free-love, utopian commune established in the mid-1800’s, and MUSIC CITY MURDER, a detective novel set in Nashville.

In the spring of 2008, Dunn became the first self-published author accepted into the International Thriller Writers organization as an author member.

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