cover image A Golden Grave: A Rose Gallagher Mystery

A Golden Grave: A Rose Gallagher Mystery

Erin Lindsey. Minotaur, $17.99 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-18067-4

Lindsey’s rollicking sequel to 2018’s Murder on Millionaire’s Row finds former housemaid Rose Gallagher working with Thomas Wiltshire, her onetime employer, in the secret Pinkerton Detective Agency branch that handles crimes with supernatural aspects. In 1886, 27-year-old Theodore Roosevelt is running for mayor of New York on a platform promising reform of the city’s corrupt political machine. When Roosevelt’s six most committed supporters die almost simultaneously at the Republican Convention, the coroner blames typhoid, but the bodies show neither disease nor any other obvious cause of death. That the police are ordered not to investigate suggests a high-level cover-up. Could the deaths be the work of a ghostly “shade”? Gallagher and Wiltshire enlist the ingenuity of inventor Nikola Tesla to find out. The stakes rise when someone attempts to kill Roosevelt. Readers will relate to Rose as she struggles to acclimate to her new station in life and manage her attraction to the debonair Wiltshire. Fans of paranormal historicals will be well satisfied. Agent: Lisa Rodgers, Jabberwocky Literary. (Sept.)