Friday, November 5, 2010

Fwd: Review Complete: A Pinchbeck Bride

Perri Applegate has just completed a review of A Pinchbeck Bride.


Full Review

Mark Winslow is a history buff, so when he is asked to serve on the board of trustees for Mingo House, he agrees.  Mingo House is a time capsule of sorts that preserves the Victorian era. The last heir of the Mingo family donated the house and all of its contents to become a museum.  Mark is assigned a young docent, Genevieve Courso, to orient him to the house and its treasures.
Mark likes the off-beat Genevieve and agrees to meet her at Mingo house before a trustees meeting.  He discovers the corpse of Genevieve, dressed in Victorian finery and placed on display in the home's dining room.  In death, Genevieve becomes a media sensation known as "the Victorian girl."
Mark finds himself investigating Genevieve's life in an attempt to solve her murder.  Was she killed by another of the trustees, an unusual group?  Was it a spurned lover, or the father of the child the coroner discoversshe was carrying?  More murders occur, and the need to find the killer becomes more pressing.
This is a very enjoyable mystery.  Lovers of Boston and of history will enjoy this book; however, homophobes should be aware that the narrator and several other primary characters are gay.
Reviewed on Library Thing and Gargoyle Reads blog

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