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A curtain falls, Stefanie Pintoff

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A curtain falls
Title
A curtain falls
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Stefanie Pintoff
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Language
eng
Summary
1906. When a chorus girl is found dead on a Broadway stage, dressed in the leading lady's costume, Mulvaney knows that news of a possible serial killer would be potentially disastrous to the burgeoning theater world
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  • Set in New York City in 1906, Pintoff's worthy sequel to her Edgar-finalist debut, In the Shadow of Gotham (2009), finds Det. Simon Zeile pursuing another sensational case. When chorus girl Annie Germaine turns up dead on a Manhattan theatrical stage, dressed in the outfit of the company's leading lady, Broadway impresario Charles Frohman asks the authorities to keep the tragedy as quiet as possible so the news won't affect the box office receipts. Next to Annie's body, which shows no marks of violence, is a cryptic note. Zeile soon learns that another actress, presumed to be a suicide, was found dead on another stage three weeks earlier, dressed up with a similar note next to her body. Certain that a serial killer is at work, the detective again consults criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who helped him investigate in the previous book. A larger pool of suspects would have benefited the plot, but the convincing period detail and expert storytelling will hook most readers. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 15, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 11, p40)
  • /* Starred Review */ It's boom times in 1906 New York City, and the theater world is thriving. When a chorus girl is found dead on a Broadway stage, Capt. Declan Mulvaney asks his former partner Simon Ziele to help out. With the help of criminologist Alistair Sinclair and his daughter-in-law, Ziele must use all of his investigative powers, along with Sinclair's insights into motive and society, to solve this one. VERDICT This worthy sequel to Pintoff's acclaimed Edgar Award-nominated debut, In the Shadow of Gotham , brings to life New York's theater world at the turn of the 20th century and the fledgling science of criminology. Fans of Caleb Carr will like this one. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ 1/10; library marketing.] --Jo Ann Vicarel (Reviewed May 1, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 8, p61)
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345314
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UKM
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Pintoff, Stefanie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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PS
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Simon Ziele mysteries
Series volume
0002
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  • Serial murder investigation
  • Actresses
  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
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A curtain falls, Stefanie Pintoff
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 390 p.
Isbn
9780312583965
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010008708
System control number
(OCoLC)540143133
Label
A curtain falls, Stefanie Pintoff
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 390 p.
Isbn
9780312583965
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010008708
System control number
(OCoLC)540143133

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