Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in this critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.
Roasted chestnuts from vendor’s carts, fresh cut spruce trees lining the sidewalks, extravagant gifts, opulent dinners, carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral, a warm meal and a few minutes shelter from the cold at one of the charitable food lines . . .
It’s Christmas in Gilded Age Manhattan.
And for the first time ever an amazing giant ball will drop along a rod on the roof of the New York Times building to ring in the New Year. Everyone plans to attend the event.
But the murder of a prominent newsman hits a little too close to home. And when a young newspaper woman, a protégé of the great Jacob Riis and old Vassar school chum of Bev’s, is the target of a similar attack, it is clear this is not just a single act of violence but a conspiracy of malicious proportions. Really, you’d think murderers would take a holiday.
Something absolutely must be done. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige in A Resolution at Midnight, the third book in this delightful series.
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“Christmas in 1907 New York City provides the backdrop for Noble’s enticing third Lady Dunbridge mystery… Colorful period details include the first Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop in 1908. Historical fans will be well satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly
“A historical whodunit brimming with period detail... with its holiday trappings, its Gilded Age setting is vibrant and thoroughly cozy, even when the tension spikes and the stakes are raised. There’s a nice balance between thrills and nostalgic warmth here. This is a yarn that’ll appeal to a broad array of readers, fitting for fans of espionage, lady detectives, historical fiction, organized crime, and turn-of-the-century journalism, just to name a few.” —Criminal Element