by Louise Titchener Hard Shell Word Factory
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 0759941564
Rating: 7/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
Talented author Louise Titchener opens a door into Baltimore's past and beckons you to follow. And follow you will, willingly into a world of excitement and intrigue that threatens to undo Oliver Redcastle's plans to start a new life. Oliver, ex-Pinkerton man, has brought his daughter to Baltimore to find a more stable life style and put his days as a man hunter behind him. However, fate has other plans for him, plans that involve a return to the work he wants to leave in the past, a mysterious woman who seeks work as a detective, a railroad employee who is sure he can learn to be a detective, and most importantly, a case stemming from a horrid railroad accident that killed three important men. Or was it an accident? That seems to be the question. And men such as J. D. Rockefeller want it resolved quickly. When Oliver demurs, J.D. says he will take the case or else... The case turns out to be a lot more complicated than it seemed, with someone taking shots at Oliver, people turning out to be other than they seem, a cat burglar who lives the good life, threats against the President, and Oliver learns family secrets he wished he hadn't. It seems the past won't stay buried for anyone. A well-told tale that will keep you reading and make you glad you did. A great combination of characters and their motivations bring to life a fun read that is a pleasant way to spend the time. This is a book I can highly recommend to any reader. Enjoy.
I certainly did. And I'll be looking for Ms. Titchener's next book.