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by Ellen Horan
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That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 9 years ago
With 31 Bond Street, Ms. Horan presents the reader with historical fiction at its finest. It is a story that is quite literally "ripped from the headlines", with those headlines first printed in the 1850s. A real-life murder mystery, Ms. Horan does an excellent job of filling in the blanks, imagin...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 9 years ago
I thought this book was interesting, but really dryly written. With the twistedness of the storyline, I think the author could have drawn the readers in more.
florinda3rs rated it 9 years ago
This ripped-from-the-headlines, made-for-the-tabloids tale has it all. Murder, corruption, scandal, illicit relationships, class conflict, legal intrigue...and the chance to get a great deal on some New Jersey swampland! Ellen Horan's historical novel 31 Bond Street is indeed ripped from the headlin...
misfitandmom rated it 9 years ago
The story begins in 1857 as police are called to 31 Bond Street upon the horrific murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell. Poised for a run at the mayor's office, ambitious D.A. Abraham Oakey Hall sets his sights on Widow Emma Cunningham as his #1 suspect. Supposedly living in Burdell's house as a tenant and *...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 9 years ago
After reading the first 70 pages, I've decided to let this one go. This is not to disparage the book in any way. I can see that a lot of care went into the writing, and it's based on a true case, which adds interest. It's a whole heck of a bunch better than most first novels coming out these days....
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 9 years ago
*This review is based on a copy of the book I won through Goodreads FirstReads Giveaways.* I thoroughly enjoyed this book.It's a fantastic historical fiction based on the real life murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell and the subsequent trial of Emma Cunningham, a widow who lived on the upper floor of his...
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 9 years ago
Horan writes as if she is telling you the story. This isn't a good thing. It may just be me, but there was no "getting into the story" or the experience of the written page disappearing. I felt I was getting the story told at me and I was the ungreatful kid who just wanted to get back to his Supe...
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