Opulence and Ashes


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$31.99  $29.75
Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date
5.67 X 8.35 X 1.34 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Belli lives in the mid-Atlantic region with her husband and son. When not writing, she works as a professor or a yogi, depending on the day.


Praise for Opulence and Ashes
"[A] dramatic climax . . . Series fans will enjoy."
--Publishers Weekly

"[The] mysteries are greatly enhanced by social commentary and the unsettling feeling that the battle continues."
--Kirkus Reviews

"An extremely accomplished author of historical fiction, Belli masters pacing, characterization, setting, and plot . . . Highly recommended."
--Historical Novels Review

Praise for the Gilded Gotham Mysteries:
"Belli's captivating debut is a delicious blend of mystery, romance and historical intrigue. The evocative, Gilded-Age setting and richly-drawn characters make this the kind of book you sink into and don't want to leave."
--Elizabeth Blackwell, author of RED MISTRESS and ON A COLD DARK SEA

"Complex conspiracy, exciting action, and the allure of a contradictory romance make this debut novel a page-turner."
--Rosemary Simpson, author of the Gilded Age mysteries

"From Fifth Avenue mansions to back alley pubs, a gutsy female reporter and a rags-to-riches millionaire take on societal intrigue and political double-dealing in this entertaining and romantic tale of Gilded Age New York."
--Alyssa Maxwell, author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries

"[A] riveting, carefully researched, [and] well-plotted mystery."
--Library Journal, starred review

"This first in a promising series drops readers right into the dirty, cutthroat streets of a bygone Gotham, introduces a couple whose fortunes they'll wish to follow, and makes a great recommendation for fans of Mariah Fredericks."
--Booklist, starred review

"Strong characters bolster an excellent mystery brimming with danger, romance, and historical tidbits."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Belli evocatively portrays Gilded Age New York."
--Publishers Weekly

"I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical mysteries."
--Seattle Book Review

"[A] well-researched, intriguing historical mystery depicting culture and social class in Gilded-Age Gotham."
--Library Journal

"Keeps you on the edge of your seat with a lush writing style that sends you back to the 1800s."
--San Francisco Book Review, 5-star review

"A vivid picture of Gilded Age New York."
--Historical Novel Society