Second street station : A Mary Handley Mystery. / Lawrence H Levy.
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- ISBN: 9780553418934 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2015.
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A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man's world while solving a high profile murder.Mary Handley is a not your typical late-nineteenth century lady. She's fiery, clever, daring--and she's not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department--as the city's first female policewoman--to solve the crime. The top brass of the department expect her to fail, but Mary has other plans. As she delves into the mystery, she finds herself questioning the likes of J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case goes well beyond...
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