Diary From The Grave by John Matthews (Jameson & Argenti Mysteries #2)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 357 Kb
Diary From : Is someone preying on New York’s elite…? New York, 1891. When young high society girls start dying in mysterious circumstances, aristocratic English pathologist Finley Jameson and streetwise New York cop Joseph Argenti are brought in to investigate.
The deaths have been blamed on natural causes – but there is nothing natural about young women dying suddenly in their prime. It seems New York’s high society has been too quick to brush over the deaths to stop hysteria over a serial killer from exploding.
Jameson and Argenti go back over the cases to see how many might be linked. And as their investigation intensifies they start to wonder if there might be not one serial killer, but two…
“As much as I appreciate what you’ve done for me, Finley, it’s gonna be different for other girls. And with all due respect, the Beth Jacobs refuge doesn’t really offer a permanent solution. These girls can’t stay under charity’s wing forever. At best it’s a short-term move while they get their thoughts clear on the next stages in their lives.”
Ellie had a point, Finley considered. And what might be that next stage? If the work was too tough or poorly paid, then they might well slip back into prostitution. The options for young girls were few, so perhaps he should be more receptive to this halfway house between Broadway showgirls and working the streets. He smiled tightly.
“All I’d comment is for goodness sake don’t mention this place in front of the Beth Jacobs committee next week.”
“What? You don’t think the Temperance-leaning members would approve?” She raised a teasing brow, then their attention was drawn back to the stage as a stronger gasp rose from the audience.
As Nadine removed her sixth veil, it was clear she wasn’t wearing any underwear, and her modesty wasn’t even covered by sequins or a thin gauze strip as Jameson had heard was the case in other shows. The audience was spellbound.”