Another Star for Secret of the White Rose!

Another Star for Secret of the White Rose!

Library Journal corroborates Publishers Weekly's glowing review of Edgar Award-winning Stefanie Pintoff's SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE!

In their starred review Library Journal says, 

"New York City is gripped by anarchist riots and bombings in the fall of 1906. One bombing goes horribly awry, a child is killed, and the arrested young suspect endures the wrath of the city. On the eve of his trial, the presiding judge is murdered in his home, with a Bible under his hand and a white rose next to his corpse. [...] Pintoff is at the top of her game in this third entry in her Edgar Award–winning historical series (IN THE SHADOW OF  GOTHAM; A CURTAIN FALLS). Hand sell to readers who still talk about Caleb Carr’s THE ALIENIST. Suspenseful and overlaid with symbols, ciphers, and early psychological study—a real winner."

They even had a special note in their mystery section that showered some love on a few more of our series authors:

"Three authors on their third series entry—Cassandra Clark, Sophie Littlefield, and Stefanie Pintoff—just keep producing great new stories. Be sure to get the back titles if you’ve missed them." Hear, hear!

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Interview with Stefanie Pintoff

Interview with Stefanie Pintoff

After adding a big ol' red star to their glowing review of SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE, Publishers Weekly asked author Stefanie Pintoff a few questions about her early 20th-century NYC mysteries. 

Pintoff says, "For SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE, I wanted to explore the anarchist threat that was part of early 1900s New York City, creating a time of uncertainty much like the present, where we live with the constant threat of terrorism."

And how does she write period pieces with such rich details? "Like most historical writers, I use a variety of sources, from libraries to contemporary newspapers to old photograph collections."

Pintoff also talks about which came first, plot or characters, and who she considers to be her literary role models. Read the full Q&A here!  [...]

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