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The Orphanmaster
The Orphanmaster
Author: Jean Zimmerman
It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. — Su...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780670023646
ISBN-10: 0670023647
Publication Date: 6/19/2012
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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An interesting look at life in Manhattan during the mid/late-17th century, plus the addition of a boogeyman of sorts. Macabre due to the nature of the evil, the overarching story is interesting and enjoyable.

Not one I'd recommend widely as the subject matter depicts the brutal killing of small children. So, not one for anyone too sensitive. But anyone looking for a decent horror story mixed with a quasi-historical fiction tale would enjoy this.
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A wonderful debut novel. A fully original period piece set in late 17th century New Amsterdam, The Orphanmaster is a well-researched thriller about the disappearance and murder of orphans in the Dutch colony. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.