Murder on Amsterdam Avenue:Berkley Victoria Thompson
In the midst of Sarah and Frank´s wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where the son of family friends has died unexpectedly. The father believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter. They soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles´ death, and they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004275/bk_howe_004275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this Gaslight Mystery from the national best-selling author of Murder in Murray Hill, midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy investigate foul play in the secretive high-society world of 19th-century New York City.... In the midst of Sarah and Frank´s wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story - or so it seems. Charles´ father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles´s death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008544/bk_reco_008544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author of Murder on Amsterdam Avenue returns to 19th-century New York City to find Christmas in the air, a police detective and a midwife with love in their hearts, and a wealthy newlywed with blood on her hands. Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs. O´Neill was delighted when her daughter, Una, wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. She didn´t wonder why such an affluent man would want to marry a poor Irish girl, no matter how pretty she was. But now Mrs. O´Neill has a problem. Pollock´s servants have found their employer bludgeoned to death, with Una cradling his body. Rendered mute by the horror of her husband´s death, Una cannot explain what happened, so the police have charged her with murder and locked her away in the Tombs to await trial. Mrs. O´Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it´s up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery behind Pollock´s death means first discovering the truth about who he really was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009011/bk_reco_009011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Manhattan has long been part of a bustling community, even before it formed the backbone of New York City. Centuries before New York City became a shining city of steel that enthralled millions of immigrants, Lenni-Lenape Indians, an Algonquin-speaking tribe whose name means ´´the People´´, lived in what would become New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. They had lived there for at least 1,500 years and were mainly hunters and gatherers who would use well-worn paths that would one day bear the names of Flatbush Avenue, King´s Highway, and Broadway. The first known European sightings of the island and its inhabitants were made by the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and by the black Portuguese explorer Estaban Gomez in 1526. After the Englishman Henry Hudson, under the aegis of the Dutch East India Company, sailed by Manhattan in 1609, he returned home with good news and bad news. Like the other explorers before him, he hadn´t been able to find a water route to the Orient. He had, however, returned with maps (confiscated by the British) and beaver pelts. With that, it became clear that the region around the bay that would take Hudson´s name was a very promising new territory for trade and settlement, which would become a serious bone of contention between the Dutch and the British for the rest of the century. 1626 was also the year that the famous ´´purchase´´ of Manhattan took place, a transaction for which no record has survived. Peter Minuit, the Director-General of New Amsterdam, paid out 60 guilders´ worth of trade goods like cloth, kettles, tools. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034324/bk_acx0_034324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.