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  • ISBN: 9781496733344
  • ISBN: 1496733347
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition
  • Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2021.

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General Note:
Sequel to: Death, diamonds, and deception.
Summary, etc.:
"Heiress-turned-sleuth Prudence MacKenzie, with the help of photographer and social reformer Jacob Riis and the famous journalist Nellie Bly, frantically searches for two orphans who had come to her for help-and who are now on the run from a dangerous predator"-- Provided by publisher
"May 1890: As NYU Law School finally agrees to admit female law students, Judge MacKenzie's daughter Prudence weighs her choices carefully. Chief among her concerns is how her decision would affect the Hunter and MacKenzie Investigative Law agency and her professional and personal relationship with the partner who is currently recuperating from a near fatal shooting. But an even more pressing issue presents itself in the form of a street urchin, whose act of petty theft inadvertently leads Prudence to a badly beaten girl he is protecting. Fearing for the girl's life, Prudence rushes her to the Friends Refuge for the Sick Poor, run by the compassionate Charity Sloan. When the boy and girl slip out of their care and run away, Prudence suspects they are fleeing a dangerous predator and is desperate to find them. Aided by the photographer and social reformer Jacob Riis and the famous journalist Nellie Bly, Prudence and Geoffrey scour the tenements and brothels of Five Points. Their only clue is a mysterious doll with an odd resemblance to the missing girl. But as the destitute orphans they encounter whisper the nickname of the killer who stalks them--Il diavolo--Prudence and Geoffrey must race against time to find the missing children before their merciless enemies do..." Publisher's description
Subject: Private investigators > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 > Fiction.
Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922 > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Missing persons.
Orphans.
Private investigators.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

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