Ellen Horan: 31 Bond Street



Backdrop of the story the reader truly feels as f they re there experiencing the daily life of each character Horan s writing style let s the reader dive Bloody Seoul into the scenery of the time and helps you feel the feelings of the characters There are a few times within the book that the writing lags a bit yett picks up uickly f t did The surprise ending keeps you guessing Beautifully written and a thirller to boot makes this book a good read Ellen Horan s 31 BOND STREET The Color Purple is a well researched work of historical fiction that takes the reader backn time to an era when a man s character and status were determined by the height of his hat In the case of suspicious death grand juries were convened Truth and Nothing But in the home of the victim and autopsies were performed on the premises while witnesses and potential suspects were seuesteredn the home awaiting uestioning without benefit of counsel Additionally the press were Negotiate the best deal invitednto the victims home and allowed to report every gory detail and bit of nnuendo uttered during the grand jury proceedings on the front pages of their respective newspapers Sort of eliminated the chances of a fair and mpartial jury of your peers In lower Manhattan circa 1857 the murder of Dr Harvey Burdell provided the basis for a media circus when Emma Cunningham a young widow who along with her two daughters lived on the upper floors of the doctor s home was charged with his murder More than that I will not divulge lest s compromise your pleasure n reading this book Suffice so say that the story on which the book s based has been diligently researched via newspaper articles trial transcripts and other tems of public record and One from None integrated with the author s vividmagination to present the reader with a fascinating fusion of fact and fiction Ms Horan even Im Afraid of Men includes a sectionn her author s note that reveals what happened to the chief characters Reforesting Faith in this drama after the resolution of the case Visualizef you will an amalgamation of the flavors of Upstairs Downstairs The Devil Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor in White City and the writings of Caleb Carr with the courtroom drama of John Grisham and you will have a smalldea of the reading pleasure 31 BOND STREET holds Foursome in store I really liked the premise and the plot behind the book The way the author leaned on a actual event gave the story this great feel and I feltncreased the drama All and all t was a rather uick read because the plot moved very fast And although I enjoyed the book as a whole I felt that the ending was rather a bit too neat and some of the characters a bit too one dimensional I was surprised and saddened by the way that her ordeal ultimately affected the main character but t was an nteresting twist I was disappointed that all five male characters Burdell Wicken Clinton Samuel and Katuma were written as either being good or bad and did not deviate from that classification at all The latter three were upstanding caring moral men The former two were evil terrible and heartless What made Emma so nteresting was that she was human a combination of right and wrong Her heart was generally My Father Left Me Ireland in the right place butt led her astray when she tried to rationalize her life s decisions and press them too hard The ending Antisemitism itself was a bit abrupt especially how Samuel was caught but then not caught There was never any discussion about that backlash or repercussions andt seemed just a way to have the trial be over uickly There was never a follow up on the DA who seemed an Stumbling Giants interesting character and was never fleshed out What part did he have to playn the smuggling ring Was he just demonized or was he also all evil One of the daughters Helen seemed a bit left out at the end which seemed a bit lop sided since we heard about Augusta SPOILER DON T READ AHEAD IF YOU WANT TO READ THE MYSTERYOverall while I liked the book and enjoyed the majority of the read the ending was a bit of a disappointment Katuma s Sabrina Corina involvment while good for the storyline was just too neat Ultimately the killer could have been Emma Samuel or someone else The first two were too obvious and so left the last option I was just hoping for of a twist perhaps Emma snvolvement Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella intentional or not Or of Samuel s but for a less noble reason More depth would have been appreciated I am writing this even tho I have 50 pages leftn order to be sure I don t reveal anything I shouldn t This Patient Safety Ethics is by far one of the best books of 2010 and I can honestly state that just a mere two monthsnto the year I have not been able to put the book down It s like an episode of Law and Order Fat in the Fifties in 1857 The book goes back and forth between the trialn 1857 following the lawyer Mr Clinton and the the summer and fall of 1856 following the susp. Nothing less than sensational During the trial the two lawyers fight for truth justice and their careers This novel Kent Island is set against the background of bustling corrupt New York City just four years before the Civil War The authorntertwines two main narratives the trial through the perspective of the defense attorney Henry Clinton and the story of the lovely young widow Emma Cunningham whose search for a husband brings her nto the arms and home of Dr Burdel.

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The 1850 s Manhattan s elite are only just setting out to make 5th Avenue their enclave The rest of the population s simply trying to earn a living Displaced Native Americans runaway or freed slaves and unmarried women are particularly vulnerable to the twists and turns of fortune Emma Cunningham mother of two adolescent daughters Born to Run is desperately searching for a man to replace their now deceased father Emma believes she has found himn prosperous dentist Harvey Burdell who wines and dines her After the Flood invites her and her family to movento his townhouse and convinces her to New Worlds for All invest her daughter s dowry on land on the Jersey waterfront Alas one winter evening Dr Burdells stabbed to death and Emma The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, is brought to trial for his murderInterspersingnvestigation and court scenes with flashbacks to Emma s relationship with Burdell 31 Bond Street recounts the story of Emma s defense by Attorney Henry Clinton who has risked his career and his livelihood to help her This s anything but a straightforward case although that s what the DA would like people to believe Were Emma and her dentist married What happened to Burdell s coachman Samuel the last person to see him alive Was Burdell an upstanding citizen or a con artist who preyed upon womenAuthor Horan ends her novel with summaries of the lives of the principals following the trial s dramatic conclusion Relying upon the historical record she seems to have deftly accomplished the difficult task of fictionalizing a real event without distorting the facts First Sentence For a boy who watched boats his room was the perfect perchThe brutal murder of well to do dentist Dr Burdell mmediately places his housekeeper Emma Cunningham as the prime suspect Attorney Henry Clinton parts ways with his respected law partner and with the support of his wife and the help of others sets out to prove Emma s Campus Sexual Assault innocence From a very good opening which establishes the sense of time place thempact of the weather and the demeanor of the characters this compelling story proved very difficult to put down even for meals and life s necessities Horan provides a fascinating look at the justice system and New York City during this period leading up to the Civil War when free blacks Radical Pacifism in Modern America in the North were being kidnapped and soldnto slavery Bioinformatics Methods in the South Its always What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength interesting to gain a picture of society live and the concerns of women the workings of the house and meals of the period Butt The Impossible Climb is as euallynteresting look at Magic in the Air investigative methods techniues and forensics of the time The storys told n duality something which can be awkward as one thread s often stronger La decadencia de la mentira y otros ensayos interesting than the other Thats not the case here One thread begins with the crimes and moves through the trial while the other provides the background of the characters leading up to the crime Ms Horan does a remarkable job of keeping both stories eually fascinating and distinct At no point does one wish to get through the current segment Bailey Loves Essential Clinical Anatomy into order to return to the other thread Thats very rare The Guy Who Died Twice (Detective D.D. Warren, indeed and not only does each thread holdsts own but the suspense contained within each builds at an eual pace That exhibits remarkable skill by the writer While many legal thrillers today spend time being thrillers this really does focus on the legal process of the time yet t s driven by the characters who are fully developed and alive There was not a superfluous character Turning Points in the story each added weight and merit In some ways one could say the story has two villains and two victims both being the same characters at different times The heroesf you will are uite unexpected and unusual The plot The Secret Life of Theater is excellent with very effective twists plenty of suspense and a dash of tragedy The author paints visual pictures that take the reader through all the story s locals both attractive and foul Theres an unexpected revelation and even unanticipated motive While I don t usually care for books based on a true crime 31 Bond Street s an excellent book with exceptional writing 31 BOND STREET Hist Mys Emma Cunningham NYC 1857 ExHoran Ellen 1st bookHarper Perennial 2011 US Trade Paperback ISBN 9780061773976 Published 01022011Author Ellen HoranThis was an absoulutely amazing book It was very hard to put t down t s definately a page turner Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® in this book we follow thenvestigation to find out who killed the dentist Dr Harvey Burdell we see The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories it from the view of Emma Cunningham and Samuel Its set Separated by Duty, United in Love in New York before the Civil War we see whatt was like for people living there and they way that they believed that things should be We also see the prejudice that was against Samuel and other people such as the plan to have them as slaves It First Strike is a fast paced Based on a true story mystery andntrigue Accelerating Possession in pre Civil War New York The sensational murder of Dr Harvey Burdelln his lower Manhattan home made front page news across the United States A New Owners Guide to Boston Terriers in 1857 Who killed Dr Burdell was a uestion that gripped the nation 31 Bond Street a debut novel by Ellen Horannterweaves fiction with actual events The Hideaway in a clever historical narrative that blends romance politics greed and sexualntrigue n a suspenseful drama The story op.

Ho done t which lets you see New Bad Girl in Town it from two points of view which lets you see whats happening at the present The Things We Knew in the trial and what actually happened to the dentist Its Call to Action incredibly well written by the brilliant Ellen Horant Men of Sunday is definately one of my favourite books that I have read This genre of bookss one of my favourite genres and I thought that this was a great portrayal of the crime fiction genre In this novel we are trying to find out who London it was that killed Dr Havey Burdell Emmas Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, in the spot light as she hasn t being married to her for long she has the who vill Thiss a novel wove around one of the most sensationalized crimes of the 19th century One morning Job in 1857 the body of Dr Harvey Burdell a dentist livingn high style at 31 Bond Street New York City With Passion Collection is found brutally murderedn his office by an errand boy Emma Cunningham a widow with two daughters also lives Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics in the upper floors of Dr Burdell s home Shes the housekeeper lover fianc e of the victim and Lena immediately becomes the primary suspect of the coroner who sets up annuest Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends into the murder detaining Mrs Cunningham and her daughters until such time as hisnuiry The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps is completeThis was a particularly gruesome murder with exceedingly few clues left behind to steernvestigators toward the culprit In the absence of any other real Maigret and the Pickpocket information about the crime the media embraces the coroner snitial conclusions and assists him La scurit des Franais in painting Mrs Cunningham as the killerDefence attorney Henry Clinton believes Emma to bennocent of this crime and putting his own career La guerre du dsert, 1940-1943 in jeopardy agrees to represent her Those are the bare bones of the crime around which Ellen Horan builds her novel and I can certainly understand why any writer would choose this small slice of history to recreate reimagine It offers an absolute plethora of material to work with sex greed political corruption media fed public opinion and gender racial economicneualities aboundFascinating and although t s clear that Horan has done her research well here she failed to bring these characters or this city to life for me I was waiting to be drenched Unicorns Are Real! in the historic atmosphere of mid 19th century New York City held captive by the life and death situation these characters found themselves embroiledn I cannot explain how t s some writers are able with their words arranged as they are to transport the reader to another time and place to Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading invest themn the characters of the story nfuse them with the heartbeat of the city I can only say that t did not work here One thing that really bothers me The Night Library is when the protagonist all of a sudden begins to act out of character with no leadn or reasonable explanation provided It just does not ring true and upsets the whole bloody apple cartMy apples can be found badly bruised The Backwash of War in a heap at the bottom of the hill I know I do give out five stars uite freely so let me preface this book by sayingf I could give out six stars this would be a six star book I read a great many mysteries and this one had me early on and I have to say I uickly reached a point that I was frantically turning pages because the story had me enthralled The setting Life and Death in Rikers Island is 1856n New York and Doctor Harvey Burdell a dentist Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-Backed Terrapin is found deadn his room having been murdered NASA Space Shuttle Manual in a spactacularly grisly fashion Emma Cunninghams a woman who lives on an upper floor with her two daughters and Bluffers Guide to Journalism is acting as housemistress and the coronern the case Captain Scarlet Manual immediately suspects her and refuses to allow her to leave the house while henvestigates Enter hotshot lawyer Hentry Clinton who realizes that Emma can t be held agaist her will without counsel and becomes determined to represent her Healing Gotham in a rather dramatic court case And thiss only the beginning The author weaves a present time narrative with a series of flashbacks so you learn the story as Vigilant Memory it has been progressing as well as following the trial and the aftermath I don t want to reveal anyntricate plot details but there are some revelations and the writer adds enough spice and suspense that you really want to know I will definitely be putting this one on display at the library It will be an easy book to sell to mystery readers even ones who don t normally read historical I even found the cover to be very appealing Rugby Union Manual it jumps right off the shelfnto your hands Definitely give this one a read But be prepared Once started you will want to finish Kucers the Use of Antibiotics Sixth Edition it soon The story beginsn 1857 as police are called to 31 Bond Street upon the horrific murder of Dr Harvey Burdell Poised for a run at the mayor s office ambitious DA Abraham Oakey Hall sets his sights on Widow Emma Cunningham as his 1 suspect Supposedly liv With a great mid 19th century New York as the. Ens when an errand boy discovers Burdell's body n the bedroom of his posh Bond Street home The novel's central characters are Dr Harvey Burdell a dentist and unscrupulous businessman; his lover the ambitious Brooklyn born Emma Cunningham; the District Attorney Abraham Oakey Hall later to become mayor of New York; and Henry Clinton a prominent defense lawyer The enigmatic relationship between Emma and Dr Burdell makes her the prime suspect and her trial s.

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REVIEWS Here's what they are sayingIt’s not easy to breathe life into real life characters especially when uoting their words extensively from reported sources but Cunningham and Clinton live on the page as freshly as if they had stepped newly minted from Horan’s vivid imagination” —Washington Post “This is a gripping elegantly written and brilliantly researched legal thriller but it is