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IN A HAVEN FOR FALLEN WOMEN, HAS HISTORY’S MOST DEPRAVED KILLER RISEN AGAIN?The Back Bay has been filled in. Palm readers and prostitutes ply their trade in South Cove. And the watchword of the day is “NINA:” No Irish Need Apply. Boston in 1892 is a town of Victorian pride, prejudice, and private passions. Now, on Beacon Hill, a crusading woman and her genteel brother, AddIN A HAVEN FOR FALLEN WOMEN, HAS HISTORY’S MOST DEPRAVED KILLER RISEN AGAIN?The Back Bay has been filled in. Palm readers and prostitutes ply their trade in South Cove. And the watchword of the day is “NINA:” No Irish Need Apply. Boston in 1892 is a town of Victorian pride, prejudice, and private passions. Now, on Beacon Hill, a crusading woman and her genteel brother, Addington, are investigating two grisly murders of young women, the work, say police, of “a deranged person.” For Caroline Ames, solving the mystery is a matter of helping an old friend, the woman who runs a home for wayward women known as Bertram’s Bower. But for Addington, the investigation will lead to the revelations of a sexually alluring, scandal-struck actress...and to the secrets of some of Boston’s most “respectable” men.As Addington confronts the hypocrisy of Brahmin society, he moves closer to a shocking suspicion about the killer’s identity. And as fear grips the city, the evidence points in one frightening direction: that London’s Jack the Ripper is alive, well, and killing again. . ....

Title : Murder at Bertram's Bower
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ISBN : 9780440235637
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Murder at Bertram's Bower Reviews

  • Karen Hufman
    2018-11-30 03:48

    This is the first I've read of this series and I enjoyed it! The story takes place in Boston in 1892 and the characters: Caroline and Addington Ames (brother and sister) and Dr MacKenzie (one of the boarders in their house) are drawn into attempting to solve the murder of a 'fallen woman' who was living at a shelter dedicated to help woman get off the street. Caroline is good friends with the woman running the shelter and knows that bad publicity could close the good work being done in helping these women make the transition. I enjoyed the characters and reading about the Victorian time.

  • Patrick J. McAdam
    2018-12-20 03:33

    I'm not quite sure what it is about this series that I like so much, but I have really enjoyed the first two books. Perhaps it is the Boston setting in the late 1800's or the eccentricities of the characters, or maybe just the suspenseful writing. Whatever it is I'm looking forward to reading book #3 soon!

  • Victory Wong
    2018-11-29 19:42

    Set in Victorian era Boston I saw that Ann Perry gave a good review of it so I gave this a try. Liked it a lot, thought it had a compelling story and read it very quickly. An ex-prostitute gets murdered when she is living at a sort of half-way house and then another and people are wondering if Jack the Ripper is about... Their are three main characters, a doctor boarder, and the sister and brother he is boarding with. The doctor has had a knee injury and is the process of recovering from the wound as they solve mysteries.I can see why Ann thought it good but I still like Perry's work, which often has a double in depth story-lines, better.I was a little doubtful of the sister still living with her brother at mid 30s, isn't that a bit old for that time period to not be married and not seemingly concerned about it? She seems just fine not being married, however I have not read the rest of the books in the series so perhaps this is addressed in the earlier books.Oh and of course the good doctor has a thing for the sister...

  • Diane
    2018-12-15 00:35

    A charming mystery series that takes place in Boston during the late 19th century. I loved the characters of Caroline, Addington and Dr. McKenzie. In this particular story, two young Irish girls who had fallen on hard times and were living at Bertram's Bower (a home for wayward girls) are murdered and Caroline insists her brother help the owner of the Bower in finding out who killed them. While I did guess early on who the murderer was, the story was still entertaining.Since I started with the second book in the series, I need to go back to the first novel as it sets the stage somewhat for the relationships.

  • Barb
    2018-12-13 19:47

    In Victorian Boston, Irish girls from a local home for fallen women are found in the street horribly murdered.. Jack the Ripper is rumored to have fled to America. Is he the culprit or will the Irish, the usual victims of prejudice in these times, be blamed. A very satisfying mystery, full of suspense, interesting characters, and an historical setting.

  • mary elizabethWilliams
    2018-11-21 00:46

    very cheesy, but entertaining

  • Debi
    2018-12-07 02:21

    Sherlock Holmes' wife mystery. Slow slog through indeterminable narrative.

  • Dgoll
    2018-11-24 00:25

    Good traditional mystery.

  • Bev
    2018-12-11 02:39

    I love mysteries set in the Victorian Era...generally, I prefer British, but these set in Boston are very well done. Three and a half stars.

  • Jonna
    2018-11-30 01:28

    My next favorite thing to British Murder Mysteries are mysteries that take place in the 19th century in America. This book has great characters and a great story! Well-worth the read.

  • Janet
    2018-11-28 19:47

    easy read.

  • mary elizabethWilliams
    2018-12-14 23:34

    corny mysteries

  • Amy
    2018-12-17 20:41

    Loved this author. Clean, interesting. Can't wait for her next book.

  • Debby
    2018-12-16 22:25

    This book was a fun read. I enjoy historical mysteries and was pleased with the characters, historical references and the overall storyline presented in this book.