Secret of the White Rose (Simon Ziele Series #3)

Secret of the White Rose (Simon Ziele Series #3)

by Stefanie Pintoff
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Secret of the White Rose (Simon Ziele Series #3) by Stefanie Pintoff

The murder of Judge Hugo Jackson is out of Detective Simon Ziele's jurisdiction in more ways than one. For one, its high-profile enough to command the attention of the police commissioner. The judge was presiding over the trial of Al Drayson, an anarchist, who set off a bomb at a Carnegie wedding, but instead of killing millionaires, it killed passersby, including a child. The trial has captured the attention of 1906 New York City.

Furthermore, Simon's precinct doesn't include Gramercy Park, which is where the judge is found in his town house with his throat slashed. But his widow insists on calling her husband's old classmate criminologist, Alistair Sinclair, who in turn enlists Ziele. Together they must steer Sinclair's methods past a police force that is focused on rounding up Drayson's supporters and have all but rejected any other possibilities.

Edgar Award–winning author Stefanie Pintoff's combination of a fascinating case and the sometimes-brutal and sometimes-glittering history of turn-of-the-century New York in this stellar historical makes Secret of the White Rose an utterly compelling read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410442819
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Series: Simon Ziele Series , #3
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 505
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stefanie Pintoff is the author of A Curtain Falls and In the Shadow of Gotham—the winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the Washington Irving Book Award. She earned nominations for the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She is also a graduate of Columbia University Law School and has a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. She lives with her husband and daughter on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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Secret of the White Rose 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Chandler_Fan More than 1 year ago
I've read all three of the Detective Ziele books now and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment. It took me a bit longer than I thought it would to get into and finish the first (Under the Shadow of Gotham), but by the time I was finished I couldn't understand why. All three of her stories are amazing, the details are incredible and unobtrusive. She gives you the history of NYC in a totally enjoyable way. I am really looking forward to reading more by this author. Although, I would really like to see a longer book. Each one averages about 260 pages. I really think her stories could support more pages and detail. Regardless... I do recommend this...
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1906, New York City residents and much of the country remain riveted to the trial of anarchist Al Drayson. The accused allegedly planted a bomb to kill industrialist Andrew Carnegie, but instead murdered five other people. Criminologist Alistair Sinclair wakes up Detective Simon Ziele with a shocker. An unknown assassin sliced the throat of Judge Hugo Jackson, presiding over the Drayson homicide trial. The killer left behind a Bible and a white rose. Sinclair tells Ziele that Jackson was a long time friend, but the cop believes his crony conceals something important from him. While the NYPD commissioner and the brass insist an anarchist murdered the judge, Ziele thinks it is too soon to rule other possible killers even as the murderer strikes several times since giving Jackson a necktie. Mindful of the Gaslight mysteries by Victoria Thomson, the third Ziele-Sinclair police procedural (see In the Shadow of Gotham and A Curtain Falls) is a super historical whodunit. The investigation is exciting and fast-paced as the killers keeps striking while the two sleuths struggle to end the murdering spree. Yet with an excellent whodunit, it is the feeling that we armchair readers are in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century that makes the Secret of the White Rose a terrific thriller. Harriet Klausner
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firesidereader2 More than 1 year ago
So glad to find a new author who knows how to weave period details (the setting sizzles with atmosphere) and divertingly interesting characters.  Haven't read the first two with the main protagonist, but certainly look forward to doing so, and to future installments!
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If you read this go to the next result, please. *Autumnstar*
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lisae68 More than 1 year ago
Pintoff's characters are both well-rounded and believable. Historical accurateness adds to a well-paced and exciting plot that does not stop until the past page is turned. The other Simon Zeiele tites in the series are Im the Shadow of Gotham (Edgar award winner) and A Curtain Falls. Writing at its best! Lisa