Thursday, October 18, 2018

Murder on Millionaires' Row: A Mystery by Erin Lindsey

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book: (from Goodreads)

Erin Lindsey takes readers on a chase through Gilded Age Manhattan, filled with wonderful historical details, ghosts, romance, and Pinkerton detectives in Murder on Millionaires' Row, a delightfully charming debut mystery.

Rose Gallagher might dream of bigger things, but she’s content enough with her life as a housemaid. After all, it’s not every girl from Five Points who gets to spend her days in a posh Fifth Avenue brownstone, even if only to sweep its floors. But all that changes on the day her boss, Mr. Thomas Wiltshire, disappears. Rose is certain Mr. Wiltshire is in trouble, but the police treat his disappearance as nothing more than the whims of a rich young man behaving badly. Meanwhile, the friend who reported him missing is suspiciously unhelpful. With nowhere left to turn, Rose takes it upon herself to find her handsome young employer.

The investigation takes her from the marble palaces of Fifth Avenue to the sordid streets of Five Points. When a ghostly apparition accosts her on the street, Rose begins to realize that the world around her isn’t at all as it seems―and her place in it is about to change forever.

my thoughts:

Wow! Murder on Millionaires' Row is an entertaining, compelling, and unputdownable mystery.  I just loved befriending Rose and following along her journey to find her missing employer, Mr. Wiltshire (aka the man of her dreams).  Yep, Rose is in LOVE with her boss.  So much so, that when no one seems bothered enough to search for him, Rose takes it upon herself to find out what happened to him.  As she begins unraveling the mystery of his disappearance, she starts uncovering new truths about him - to the point that she realizes she doesn't know him at all.  Along the way, Rose also finds out that world is filled with apparitions, witches, mediums and magic.  It seems that the paranormal is real and not imagined.  Talk about food for thought, eh? Rose now finds herself living in a world she didn't realize existed.  And that is all I will write about this terrific tale - you have to experience it for yourself.

Erin Lindsey has written a superb mystery set during the Gilded Age of Manhattan and let me just say -Wow! Her vivid descriptions bring NY to life and you can't help but picture the clothing, the buildings, and the people.  I just loved getting caught up in the city life and its inhabitants making their way.  The characters are interesting and unforgettable.  And, the paranormal mystery is such a fun way to see the city and the characters - I absolutely enjoyed it to bits.  This book was truly a treat to read.

I would happily recommend Murder on Millionaires' Row to fans of Erin Lindsey and anyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

I love books set in the Gilded Age!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Lark, I know! They are so much fun to read, because you can't help but fantasize about that time period :)