Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Mystery Bookshelf: A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new crime novel we recently received from the publisher.

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A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff
A Simon Ziele Mystery (2nd in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-57321-8

A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff
More Information About A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff

About A Curtain Falls (from the publisher): The careers of New York City detective Simon Ziele and his former partner, Captain Declan Mulvaney, went in remarkably different directions after the tragic death of Ziele’s fiancĂ©e in the 1904 General Slocum ferry disaster. While earmarked for bigger things, Ziele moved north of the city to escape the violence, and Mulvaney dug in deeper, heading up the precinct in the most crime-ridden part of New York.

Yet with all of the resources at Mulvaney’s disposal, a puzzling crime compels him to ask his former partner for help. A chorus girl has been found dead on a Broadway stage dressed as the lead. There is no sign of violence. The coroner would call it a suicide, but then she’d be the second actress to die that way in only days.

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About Stefanie Pintoff: An Edgar Award winner for Best First Novel as well as a nominee for the Anthony and Sue Feder Historical Mystery Awards, she is a graduate of Columbia University Law School and has a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City. Visit her website at StefaniePintoff.com.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books Mysteries by Stefanie Pintoff reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: In the Shadow of Gotham (2009).

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