Death of a robber baron [electronic resource]. Charles O'Brien.
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- ISBN: 9780758286376 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Kensington Books , 2013.
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|Summary, etc.:|| Set amidst the glittering enclaves of money, power, and privilege in America's tumultuous Gilded Age, this richly detailed mystery follows private detective Pamela Thompson into an elite world where fortunes are flaunted and scandals are hidden—one body at time. . .Death Of A Robber BaronNew 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...
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