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Death of a robber baron : a Gilded Age mystery, Charles O'Brien

Label
Death of a robber baron : a Gilded Age mystery
Title
Death of a robber baron
Title remainder
a Gilded Age mystery
Statement of responsibility
Charles O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York City, 1891. In the spirit of Christmas, Mrs. Pamela Thompson has devoted herself to charity work, even taking an orphaned child into her Greenwich Village townhome. Her husband, Jack, an ambitious banker, agrees to such generous acts as long as his wife allows him to invest his time -- and her trust fund -- in more lucrative opportunities. But when he risks their entire fortune on questionable copper stocks, Pamela ends up losing everything: her house, her inheritance, and even her husband. Penniless, Pamela is forced to move into a boarding house in the Lower East Side and accept a position at Macy's -- as a store detective. Displaying an uncanny knack for the job, she's asked to investigate a private matter of thievery at a palatial "cottage" in the Berkshires. Ironically, her employer is none other than Henry Jennings, the infamous 'Copper King' who sold bad stocks to her husband. But when the filthy rich scoundrel is found dead in his study, Pamela holds herself accountable-- for sorting out this whole sordid business of money, motives-- and murder
Cataloging source
MvI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
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O'Brien, Charles
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
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Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Gilded Age mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich people
  • Life change events
  • Macy's (Firm)
  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Business ethics
  • Enemies
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Death of a robber baron : a Gilded Age mystery, Charles O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-291)
Control code
sky256019968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780758286369
Other physical details
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Label
Death of a robber baron : a Gilded Age mystery, Charles O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-291)
Control code
sky256019968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9780758286369
Other physical details
maps

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