An eight year old girl dies in a circus tent fire, no one claims the body. The investigation takes fascinating turns and twists. Dunning is a master storyteller.
It was good I did not have anything pressing to do the day I started reading this book because I read it straight through. My husband got food to eat, but nothing fancy!
circus fire kills a little girl, and no one claims her body. amish girl leaves her home and comes to ny to be a dancer. entertaining
Excellent, easy read. Very entertaining and keeps your interest. I highly recommend any book by John Dunning.
By the author of the Cliff Janeway Bookman series. A different set of characters. Mystery.
A tipically excellent book by a master writer with a unique use of words and s sense of the dramatic.
This is a good read, fast paced, good character development, interesting plot line and complications. I like John Dunning's "Booked" series, this is a good stand alone novel. Great introduction to his writing. As an aside, if you like John Connelly's newspaper writer character from his book The Poet you will likely like this character also.
This story got my attention very early on and kept it the whole way through. It was a good story. I really like the way it sounded like an old detective novel only it is about a journalist. Walker is just starting work at the Tribune in New York but before he gets there he happens to see a fire and hears people screaming at a small carnival. A circus tent was on fire, the fabric going up like paper. He went to help and a fireman asked for his help carrying a small body out on a stretcher. It was the body of a young girl and seeing her young form affected him deeply. Later, as the number of deaths increased, he kept tabs on the story and was surprised to learn that no one ever came to claim the young girl's body. He had been given another story to work on but he wasn't interested. He began trying to figure out the identity of that little girl who was eventually buried in a pauper's grave by the coroner. He knew there must be a big story there and there was. It was so big in fact, that finding out might cost his life.