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Fallen Women

By Sandra Dallas

From the ballrooms and mansions of Denver’s newly wealthy, to the seamy life of desperate women, Fallen Women illuminates the darkest places of the human heart.

 

It is the spring of 1885 and wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen has been estranged from her younger sister, Lillie, for a year when she gets word from her aunt and uncle that Lillie has died suddenly in Denver.  What they do not tell her is that Lillie had become a prostitute and was brutally murdered in the brothel where she had been living.  When Beret discovers the sordid truth of Lillie’s death, she makes her way to Denver, determined to find her sister’s murderer.  Detective Mick McCauley may not want her involved in the case, but Beret is determined, and the investigation soon takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.  Along the way, Beret not only learns the depths of Lillie’s depravity, but also exposes the sinister side of Gilded Age ambition in the process.   

 

Sandra Dallas once again delivers a page-turner filled with mystery, intrigue, and the kind of intricate detail that truly transports you to another time and place.  

 

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250030931


Format: Book
Author: Dallas, Sandra
Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of True Sisters and Prayers for Sale is at her best with a novel about a woman's search for information surrounding the death of her estranged sister. It's the spring of 1885 when wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen first sets foot in a Denver police station. Just days before, she received the terrible news of the death of her estranged younger sister, Lillie. The telegram from her aunt and uncle was brief, stating only that Lillie had passed away suddenly and there was no need for Beret to make the long trip west. Soon, a sordid story is revealed when Beret comes across a scandal sheet with the details of a brutal murder of a prostitute named 'Lillie Brown' in the brothel where she lived. Upon a closer read, Beret becomes convinced that 'Lillie Brown' was in fact her sister, and her murderer has not been caught. Her investigation takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver's tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society. Along the way, Beret learns the depths of Lillie's depravity and must reconcile these with her memories of the innocent young girl of their youth, all while never losing site of finding the murderer. With the help of detective Mick McCauley, Beret ultimately unearths the truth about the sister she couldn't save and exposes the darkest side of Gilded Age ambition in the city in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Fallen women / Sandra Dallas.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Sisters -- Fiction Prostitutes -- Fiction Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction FICTION / Historical FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Isbn: 9781250030931 (hbk.) 1250030935 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Dallas
Oclc: 827256671
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Bib Id: 456050

Format: Book
Author: Dallas, Sandra
Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of True Sisters and Prayers for Sale is at her best with a novel about a woman's search for information surrounding the death of her estranged sister. It's the spring of 1885 when wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen first sets foot in a Denver police station. Just days before, she received the terrible news of the death of her estranged younger sister, Lillie. The telegram from her aunt and uncle was brief, stating only that Lillie had passed away suddenly and there was no need for Beret to make the long trip west. Soon, a sordid story is revealed when Beret comes across a scandal sheet with the details of a brutal murder of a prostitute named 'Lillie Brown' in the brothel where she lived. Upon a closer read, Beret becomes convinced that 'Lillie Brown' was in fact her sister, and her murderer has not been caught. Her investigation takes her from the dangerous, seedy underworld of Denver's tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society. Along the way, Beret learns the depths of Lillie's depravity and must reconcile these with her memories of the innocent young girl of their youth, all while never losing site of finding the murderer. With the help of detective Mick McCauley, Beret ultimately unearths the truth about the sister she couldn't save and exposes the darkest side of Gilded Age ambition in the city in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Fallen women / Sandra Dallas.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Prostitutes -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / Historical
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Genre: Historical fiction.
LCCN: 2013020796
ISBN: 9781250030931 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1250030935 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Dallas