What the Dead Leave Behind by Rosemary Simpson audiobook

What the Dead Leave Behind

By Rosemary Simpson
Read by Sarah Zimmerman

Tantor Audio 9781496709097

The Gilded Age Mystery Series: Book 1

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As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples the vast machinery that is New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fiancé's safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence's fiancé—his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades . . . Close on the heels of her father's untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles's death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in—and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence's wellbeing . . . Filled with richly colorful characters, fascinating historical details, and thrilling moments of suspense, What the Dead Leave Behind is an exquisitely crafted mystery for the ages.

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Summary

Summary

As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples the vast machinery that is New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fiancé's safe return. But the fearsome storm rages through the night. With daylight, more than two hundred people are found to have perished in the icy winds and treacherous snowdrifts. Among them is Prudence's fiancé—his body frozen, his head crushed by a heavy branch, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades . . .

Close on the heels of her father's untimely demise, Prudence is convinced Charles's death was no accident. The ace of spades was a code he shared with his school friend, Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent and attorney from the South. Wary of sinister forces closing in on her, Prudence turns to Geoffrey as her only hope in solving a murder not all believe in—and to help protect her inheritance from a stepmother who seems more interested in the family fortune than Prudence's wellbeing . . .

Filled with richly colorful characters, fascinating historical details, and thrilling moments of suspense, What the Dead Leave Behind is an exquisitely crafted mystery for the ages.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

I really did like everything about [Sarah Zimmerman's] narration. Good and kept me on the edge of my seat. Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
“Gilded Age New York comes alive in a mystery that spans social classes and harbors dark secrets. Prudence is a strong but flawed heroine shaped by her tragedies, and her battle against a laudanum addiction adds even more dimension to her character—and more tension to the mystery. Geoffrey brings a bit of romantic tension, as well as muscle and Southern charm, to the mix, and a host of secondary characters brighten up the cold, bleak landscape of a New York winter.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Rosemary Simpson

Author Bio: Rosemary Simpson

Rosemary Simpson is the author of the Gilded Age Mystery Series set in Old New York, as well as two stand-alone historical novels, The Seven Hills of Paradise and Dreams and Shadows. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. Find her online at RosemarySimpsonBooks.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English