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A Deadly Fortune: A Novel

A Deadly Fortune: A Novel

by Stacie Murphy

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Overview

A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy.

Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves Amelia with a dramatically-expanded gift. After she publicly channels an angry spirit, she finds herself imprisoned in the notorious insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island. As Jonas searches for a way to free her, Amelia struggles to control her disturbing new abilities and survive a place where cruelty and despair threaten her sanity.

Andrew Cavanaugh is familiar with despair. In the wake of a devastating loss, he abandons a promising medical career—and his place in Philadelphia society—to devote himself to the study and treatment of mental disease. Miss Amelia Matthew is just another patient—until she channels a spirit in front of him and proves her gift is real.

When a distraught mother comes to Andrew searching for her missing daughter—a daughter she believes is being hidden at the asylum—he turns to Amelia. Together, they uncover evidence of a deadly conspiracy, and then it’s no longer just Amelia’s sanity and freedom at stake. Amelia must master her gift and use it to catch a killer—or risk becoming the next victim.


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ISBN-13: 9781643139531
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 867,604
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Stacie Murphy, author of the acclaimed A Deadly Fortune, grew up near Nashville, Tennessee. She began writing historical novels as a way to force herself to stay off Twitter in the evenings. She lives in Northern Virginia with her family.

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