The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York

The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth-Century New York

by Joel Rose

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Overview

In the sweltering summer of 1841, Mary Rogers, a popular tobacco shop counter girl, is found brutally murdered in the shallows of the Hudson River. John Colt, scion of the firearm fortune, beats his publisher to death with a hatchet. And young Irish gang leader Tommy Coleman is accused of killing his daughter, wife, and her former lover. Charged with solving it all is High Constable Jacob Hays, whose investigation will span a decade, involving gang wars, grave robbers, and clues hidden in poems by the hopeless romantic and minstrel of the night, Edgar Allan Poe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393330618
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joel Rose is the author of Kill the Poor, Kill Kill Faster Faster, and New York Sawed in Half. He founded the literary magazine Between C&D and lives in New York City and on the Jersey shore.

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