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Debut Author: Jean Zimmerman, "The Orphanmaster"
Jul 12 2012 7:00 pm
Debut author of the month, Jean Zimmerman delivers a historically suspenseful novel with, The Orphanmaster.
Mystery, murder, and romance in the city that never sleeps, except this is the seventeenth century! A wonderful picture of New York in the 1660's, Zimmerman brings the city and her characters alive with vivid details and fascinating story. This is a thrilling novel by a debut author that will grip you from the first page to the very last.
It’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond.
Suspects abound, including the governor’s wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony’s own corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. Both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine’s newfound romance are endangered, when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony.
This event is FREE.
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