Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets

Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets

by Rosemary Simpson

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ISBN-13: 9781496715739
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Series: Gilded Age Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 81,475
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Simpson is the author of two previous historical novels, The Seven Hills of Paradise and Dreams and Shadows, and two previous Gilded Age Mysteries, What the Dead Leave Behind and Lies that Comfort and Betray. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. Educated in France and the United States, she now lives near Tucson, Arizona.

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Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
I have loved all pru's stories.
wjane 13 days ago
Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets by Rosemary Simpson is a Historical Mystery to savor. I loved all the historical details of the culture, clothing, technology and surroundings. Close your eyes and you may glimpse the 19th century for a moment. Feel the emotions and know the thoughts of the all the characters. The criminals plot their evil deeds but are they mad or evil or both? How far will the investigators go to solve the murders? Who will find death and who will live? Loved this intricate and fast paced story. I have enjoyed every book by Rosemary Simpson to date and hope to read more soon. My thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for making this book available to me to read and review.
chefdt 13 days ago
Let The Dead Keep Their Secret is the third book in the A Gilded Age Mystery series. This is a wonderful addition to this exciting series set in 1889 New York City. The author does a wonderful job setting the reader in the time period with description a of the homes, the period clothing, and the city of New York. The story centers around the investigative law office of Prudence MacKenzie and Geoffrey Hunter and their secretary, Josiah Gregory. Claire Buchanan. A cover for the Met Opera company has come to their office to hire to investigate the death of her twin-sister Catherine, she feels that Claire’s husband, Aaron Sorensen. When Claire returns from a tour of Europe, where she was performing in Aida. She relates that Lucinda Pallazzo how Sorensen had vastly restricted her contact with anyone outside of their home during her pregnancy and how Catherine and their baby dies less than a day later. Claire also lets them know that she was going to confront Sorensen, but as she was nearing his home, she notices a lady exiting the house who was addressed as Mrs. Sorensen and who was clearly with child. When a sandbag falls from above the stage, as the cast is about to perform a rehearsal, and kills Lucinda, Claire is sure it was meant for her. As Prudence and Geoffrey are into the investigation they begin to agree that Sorensen might have been instrumental in the death of his wife and the current wife may also be in danger, too. They soon learn that both wives would inherit a substantial estate and Sorensen seems to always be in need of money to pay mounting gambling debts. At this time, it was popular that people would have photographs taken of their deceased to help in the grieving. Through devious means, Prudence and Josiah are able to get the glass negatives that were taken of Catherine and the baby and with help of a police photographer, Jacob Riis, they are pretty certain that they didn’t die a natural, but still another piece of proof before calling in the police. This story is well-plotted and an interesting story with an exciting ending. It was definitely a book that I found hard to put down. There is a cast of wonderful and well-developed characters. This series is one of my favorite historical mystery series. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book in this interesting and exciting series.
Fredreeca2001 13 days ago
Prudence and Geoffrey are asked to investigate a possible murder of a mother and child. Very difficult to do in this time period. But, with the help of a postmortem photograph (yes this really was a thing to do!) they are hot on the murderer’s tail! I have not read any of the other books in this series. This is a stand alone novel with just a few references to the previous books. The only thing, I would like to know more of Prudence’s past so, I must go back and read up! She is one interesting lady. She lets nothing stop her. I enjoy a tough woman and Prudence is definitely ALL THAT! I am fascinated by all the deductions this group of investigators have to make. There is no modern day techniques and this crew really has to use their brains. This reads like a Sherlock Holmes tale. And the postmortem photo! Wow! Did not know people actually hired a photographer to take pictures of the dead, IN POSES! As I said, this story reads like a Sherlock Holmes tale, which means it is a little slow in places. It is more deduction than action. But, I was enthralled with all the speculation and historical references. I received this novel from Kinsington via Netgalley for a honest review