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Murder on Black Friday (Gilded Age, Bk 4)
Murder on Black Friday - Gilded Age, Bk 4 Author:P. B. Ryan Sept. 24, 1869. The Gilded Age loses some of its glitter when the gold market crashes, wiping out fortunes and dreams in a matter of minutes. But whip-smart Boston governess Nell Sweeney discovers that wealth and dark secrets go hand in hand. — When two acquaintances of the Hweitts, Nell's wealthy employers, are found on Wall Street's first "Blac... more »k Friday," most people assume they committed suicide after being financially ruined. Yet, upon closer examination, Nell's trusted friend Dr. Will Hewitt suspects that one of the men was actually murdered. With little more than her Irish wit and indomitable will to guide her, Nell sets out to help Will find the culprit. But as the investigation progresses, the pair discovers that the two men were linked by something more valuable -- and far more treacherous -- than gold.« less
Absolutely wonderful cozy and historical together with just a hint of romance! I couldn't put it down--I laughed, I cried and I immediately wanted more. The mystery was intriguing and just enough history of America's first Black Friday was thrown in that I want to research the event for myself. This is not the first book in the series and it is evident that events from prior books would increase the enjoyment of this one, but it worked also as a stand-alone story. I intend to collect these to be re-read and enjoyed in order.
Two of the Hewitt's acquaintances are found dead on Black Friday - the day there is a crash of the stock market because the government released gold. Dr. Will is a forensic investigator now and suspects the deaths are not suicide - Nell helps, of course.
Another fine read.
Boston governess Nell Sweeney and Dr. Will Hewitt investigate two "suicides" after the Septermber 24 1869 crash of the gold market. What they find is a secret that destroyed a prominent family. Interesting plot and continued development of the relationship between Nell and Will.