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by P. B. Ryan

Free eBook Still Life with Murder (Gilded Age Mysteries, No. 1) download ISBN: 0425191060
Author: P. B. Ryan
Publisher: Berkley (July 1, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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Rating: 4.5
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Still Life With Murder by . Ryan is an excellent historical mystery which I thoroughly enjoyed What a happy accident this was! Still Life With Murder (a Nell Sweeney mystery formerly Gilded Age Mystery) was a free download on Kindle

Still Life With Murder by . Ryan is an excellent historical mystery which I thoroughly enjoyed. What a happy accident this was! Still Life With Murder (a Nell Sweeney mystery formerly Gilded Age Mystery) was a free download on Kindle. As of a couple of hours ago, I bought the other 5 in the series. The setting for this book is Boston and Cape Cod shortly after the Civil War. Nell Sweeney has been a doctor's assistant apprentice of sorts for a doctor on Cape Cod.

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Ryan · Patricia Ryan. This bargain-priced boxed set contains all six of . Ryan’s bestselling historical mysteries, originally published by Berkley Prime Crime. Set in post-Civil War Boston, the series features Irish-born governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking form. Boston governess Nell Sweeney returns in an all-new Gilded Age Mystery 1869: As governess to the Hewitts, Irish immigrant Nell Sweeney belongs to no particular caste-hers is halfway between her Irish brethren and the Boston Brahmin. But now, a double mu.

Read "Still Life with Murder Nell Sweeney Mystery Series" by . Still Life with Murder is a skillfully written story of intrigue and murder set during Boston’s famous Gilded Age. Nell Sweeney is a winning heroine gifted with common sense, grit, and an underlying poignancy. With its rich sense of place and time and a crisp, intelligent plot, readers will speed through this tale and be clamoring for more.

Ryan's bestselling historical mystery series. Long thought to have died during the Civil War, opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt is arrested for murder, and it's up to governess Nell Sweeney to prove his innocence.

Nell Sweeney Mysteries Series . Still Life with Murder. Murder on Black Friday by . Ryan is the 4th book in the Gilded Age series starring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and her beau Dr. Will Hewitt. In this book, two acquaintances of the Hewitt family appear to take their own lives after suffering huge losses in the gold crash of 1869, but Will has some questions about their deaths, and he asks Nell to help him investigate the mysterious deaths.

Still Life With Murder. Book 1: Nell Sweeney Mysteries. A National Bestseller. Boston, 1868: The dawn of the Gilded Age, an era of burgeoning commerce and invention, of unimaginable new fortunes and lavish excess-for some. Born into dismal poverty, young Nell Sweeney scratches by on her wits and little else until fortune blesses her with a position as nursery governess to the fabulously wealthy Hewitts.

In United States history, the Gilded Age was an era that occurred during the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. The term for this period came into use in the 1920s and 1930s and was derived from writer Mark Twain's and Charles Dudley Warner's 1873 novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding. The early half of the Gilded Age roughly coincided with the mid-Victorian era in Britain and the Belle Époque in France

Still life with murder. a Gilded Age mystery. Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with: WorldCat. Beeler large print ed. by P. B. Ryan. Published 2004 by Beeler Large Print in Rollinsford, .

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Book One of P.B. Ryan's #1 bestselling historical mystery series.   Long thought to have died during the Civil War, opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt is arrested for murder, and it's up to governess Nell Sweeney to prove his innocence.   "A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place. I'm very glad there will be more to come." New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly "P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life With Murder...I can't wait for the next installment." Bestselling author Victoria Thompson  "If you like fast moving, accurately drawn, historical mysteries, you won't go wrong by trying Still Life With Murder." Reviewing the Evidence "Still Life With Murder is sheer perfection... gripping... powerful... unforgettable...You'll know you've read one hell of a story after you turn the last page!" Reader to Reader ReviewsA full-length novel of 91,000 words Setting: Post-Civil War Boston Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime as Book One of the Gilded Age mysteries
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Kerdana
This was my first time with a Nell Sweeney mystery. I held my own to the end of the book but I found the writing most of the time very tedious. I like a little more sparkle and movement in the writing style. I also found the author's efforts to make the characters "real" rather labored and tiresome. I did realize when I bought the book that it was one of a series, but I didn't know that it was a kind of serial. Some of the story came to a conclusion in this volume and some did not. I don't like this kind of thing. I like the whole book to wind up in a satisfying way without the feeling that I am forced to buy another book to see how the rest of it ends. I felt a little cheated to be led in a certain direction and then left hanging. I guess the book was OK but just not really for me. I am not panting for another go at Nell Sweeney.
Nikohn
This is the first in a set of books by this author that will capture your attention and keep you glued to the very end! I recommend this book and the rest of them because you'll like the characters, the story will keep you glued, and the ending will surprise you!! It has a good story line, it has suspense and some action, and no sexual content which I appreciate coming from a historical mystery!! My compliments to the author!! It's about Nell Sweeney(Governess to an adopted child), and helping an old lady( her boss) , to solve a murder that her boss's son is being accused of, very exciting and suspenseful, I gave it a five star!!
Eng.Men
This story takes places in the mid 1800's. A time when the rich were well known and everyone else was underfoot. The old cliche to be seen and not heard; when there were maids, butler's and governess for the children.
It's a time when troubles in the family rose money could wash away everything including murder. But, the father of this family was using money to convict his son, with no facts.
It's a great story about this same family who lost two sons to war only to find one was still alive but had remained hidden for a few years. You'll read a story about a marriage, family and the cover-up, drugs and murder. What evidence doesn't show and how one is trying to change the mind of a police detective whose been bought off and what really happened; and just maybe a little more.
I hope you will invest a couple of days with a glass of ice tea and a good book.
Naril
What is better than excellent? A murder mystery set in post Civil War Boston with a strong Irish gentle woman, Nell, harboring a history with ruffians and living with the Brahmin of Boston stole me away from my busy life. What a heroine and what a mystery filled with the lower class and a dissolute older son, Will, of an influential Boston family. An amazing period piece that appeared so real I was happy to live now rather than then. Any detective buff will enjoy this enticing bit of detective history.
Togar
I am clearly in the minority, here. This book got rave reviews, apparently not only from Amazon readers, but from the literary world alike. The book is a great period piece and, for those wanting that and some history added to their murder mystery, this might be the perfect book. I agree with one reviewer that Nell seems to have acquired a great deal of knowledge, unbelievably so, in the four years since she was taken in by the doctor, from the low life she was living, to the point of knowing languages, philosophy, psychology, medicine, what have you. Hard to believe. But that didn't bother me. I just couldn't get into the pace of the book and the constant painting of the period and the people. Ms. Ryan has clearly done a lot of research and for history buffs who also like a murder mystery, this might be a five star book. I was somewhat annoyed that Nell never even asked the accused if he was actually guilty until the end of the book. Anyway, three stars is the best that I could do for this book. Read all of the other reviews and make up your own mind.
Talrajas
Holy cow! I was recommended this book on Amazon, and was sure I would at least enjoy it, because it is a genre I read often. Historical mysteries are a sweet spot for me. So many of them are mediocre, and there are SO many series' with similar themes it's easy to move on to another one and forget about a series. However, sometimes you find a series, a book, an author that you can't wait to devour the rest of the series, and then you know you will read each new book in the series as they are published.
I have several of these series' I read, and count on every year a new installment.
I think this series has just risen to the very top of that list. It didn't punch me in the face how great it was, but about 1/4 of the way through I knew this was special, and by halfway through I knew this was going to be a series I could not put down. (I now own the entire series of 6 books and there better be more on the way).
The characters are SO fantastically written. I actually love them. Viola, Nell, Will, Gracie. They are unique, and multi-faced characters and on top of that unique. Maybe not a unique series in the scheme of historical mysteries, but definitely rises to the top, and I would highly recommend.
Wiliniett
I love to read and my favorite is historical mysteries. This one though....started out interesting, but when we got to the parts that I question were true of the 1800's, I lost interest. I don't want to write a spoiler but, I understand that narcotics were used in those days but opium smoked in a pipe? Really? I feel this was more modern than that. I can handle the shores. That I believe. Gambling,I believe. Having $200 to pay a cab driver? Who wasn't described well as a horse and buggy but that's obvious right? I don't know about this book. I quit reading when we were in the upstairs drug joint in the Chinese section of the neighborhood. Sorry.