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A Resolution at Midnight (A Lady Dunbridge Mystery #3) (Hardcover)
Miss Fisher meets Downton Abbey in this critically acclaimed mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble.
Roasted chestnuts from vendors carts, fresh cut spruce trees lining the sidewalks, extravagant gifts, opulent dinners, carols at St Patricks Cathedral, a warm meal and a few minutes shelter from the cold at one of the charitable food lines . . .
Its Christmas in Gilded Age Manhattan.
And for the first time ever an amazing giant ball will drop along a rod on the roof of the New York Times building to ring in the New Year. Everyone plans to attend the event.
But the murder of a prominent newsman hits a little too close to home. And when a young newspaper woman, a protg of the great Jacob Riis and old Vassar school chum of Bevs, is the target of a similar attack, it is clear this is not just a single act of violence but a conspiracy of malicious proportions. Really, youd think murderers would take a holiday.
Something absolutely must be done. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige in A Resolution at Midnight, the third book in this delightful series.
About the Author
SHELLEY NOBLE is the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Colors, as well as Lighthouse Beach, The Beach at Painters Cove, Whisper Beach, Stargazey Point, and Breakwater Bay. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she worked on the films Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. She has also published a series of cozies and the Lady Dunbridge historical mysteries, the first of which was a finalist for both the RITA and Macavity Awards for historical fiction. Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Noble lives in New Jersey.
Christmas in 1907 New York City provides the backdrop for Nobles enticing third Lady Dunbridge mystery Colorful period details include the first Times Square New Years Eve ball drop in 1908. Historical fans will be well satisfied. Publishers Weekly
A historical whodunit brimming with period detail... with its holiday trappings, its Gilded Age setting is vibrant and thoroughly cozy, even when the tension spikes and the stakes are raised. Theres a nice balance between thrills and nostalgic warmth here. This is a yarn thatll appeal to a broad array of readers, fitting for fans of espionage, lady detectives, historical fiction, organized crime, and turn-of-the-century journalism, just to name a few. Criminal Element