Death Brings a Shadow

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About the Author

Rosemary Simpson is the author of two previous historical novels, The Seven Hills of Paradise and Dreams and Shadows, and three previous Gilded Age Mysteries: What the Dead Leave Behind, Lies that Comfort and Betray, and Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. Educated in France and the United States, she now lives near Tucson, Arizona.


Outstanding praise for Rosemary Simpson and her Gilded Age mysteries!

Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets

"Gritty period details, including the involvement of famed tenement photographer Jacob Riis, draw this thriller closer to Caleb Carr's The Alienist than to Anne Perry's Monk series, but fans of both will enjoy Simpson's unusual historical mystery."

Lies that Comfort and Betray

"Simpson further develops an admirable heroine who refuses to take refuge in the vapors but doesn't see that she's met a match in her partner--though neither does he."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of Anne Perry will find Prudence a worthy American cousin to Charlotte Pitt."
--Publishers Weekly

What the Dead Leave Behind

"Naturally I always gravitate toward any book set in old New York, and this one exceeded expectations. It has everything one could expect from a historical mystery: set against the blizzard of '88, a smart heroine pits her wits against an evil stepmother out to destroy her."
--Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries

"Launching an atmospheric new series set in Gilded Age New York, Simpson incorporates historical events and figures to add verisimilitude to this tension-filled story. For mystery readers who appreciate period detail, including fans of Anne Perry's Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"This is a story to savor ... Prudence is a stubborn, quick-witted American heroine who will remind readers of Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily Ashton and Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey."

"Richly plotted ... Simpson anchors an appealing detective duo in a colorful and well-researched depiction of period settings and personalities."
--Publishers Weekly