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Deadlier than the Pen : A Diana Spaulding Mystery (Diana Spaulding Mystery series)
Deadlier than the Pen A Diana Spaulding Mystery - Diana Spaulding Mystery series Author:Kathy Lynn Emerson In 1888, the murder of two female journalists in the New York City prompts newly widowed journalist Diana Spaulding to investigate the handsome horror author Damon Bathory in this historical mystery. Although her growing affection for Bathory makes her increasingly reluctant to pursue him, Spaulding is spurred on by her cigar-chomping boss Horat... more »io Foxe in an adventure that pits her against a deranged artist, a matriarch with a bloodthirsty sense of humor, and a traveling acting troupe of egotistical men and jealous women. Written against the background of New York City during the height of yellow journalism, the novel brings to life not only the the fast-paced murder mystery that Spaulding investigates, but also the day-to-day realities and hardships of the gilded age.« less
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery, set in the spring of 1888. Our heroine is the young widow Diana Spaulding, who is employed as a columnist for a New York newspaper. She's given the assignment to dig up some dirt on the writer Damon Bathory, and trying to get her story turns into an exciting adventure for Diana.
Great beginning to Ms. Emerson's series, I'm looking forward to reading more!