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The Manhattan Island Clubs

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

In the summer of 1906, a member of the Metropolitan Club - one of New York's most prestigious and powerful men's clubs - is brutally murdered within its walls. The man eyewitnesses claim committed the crime was, in actuality, across town in plain view of a hundred reliable witnesses at the time of the murder.

For J. P. Morgan, founding member of the Metropolitan Club, ther
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Minotaur (first published 2003)
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Christine
Jan 25, 2016 Christine rated it really liked it
Although the book's convoluted plot is at times almost too complicated, the book is nontheless interesting for its historical detail. Set in the first decade ot the 20th century, it depicts the new york that was. It fairly bristles with such characters as J.P.Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, etc, and makes a small detour into the Stanford White scandal. worth reading just for its historically accurate details.
Michael Harris
Dec 05, 2011 Michael Harris rated it really liked it
This is the third in a series of mysteries set in New York in the early 1900's. The plot involves a murder in a private club, like the last two which were set on Jekyl Island and London. Retired sheriff, John LeBrun of Brunswick Georgia is called to New York by the tycoons that were impressed with his detective skills solving the murder at the Jekyl Island Club. Monahan weaves accurate history and architectural details around his fictional plot. I hope we see John LeRrun again.
Elizabeth Hunter
This was a fun read and I enjoyed the protagonist enough that I'm putting the other books in the series on my to-read shelf. The picture he paints of early twentieth century New York is a fascinating counterpart to the many books I've read set in Victorian London. The mystery was nicely twisty, although the ending wasn't entirely satisfying.
Laura
Sep 11, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
I like Brent Monahan's series of men's clubs mysteries, starting with The Jekyl Island Club, through the Sceptered Isle Club, and finishing with this one. I started reading the first since we're moving to Georgia, but I liked the main character enough to continue. I'm not sure why these seem to be out of print; they're engaging.
Irena Politzer
Apr 27, 2010 Irena Politzer rated it liked it
The third of a good series -- not sure I'd like it as much, though, if I hadn't visited Jekyl Island (where the protagonist is from). The author rehashes his past stories a little much for my taste, but overall, it's a good read (heh heh).
Redhead
Jun 05, 2016 Redhead rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-mystery
New York City just after the turn of the century, rich men and murder keep you wondering right up to the end.
Stacy Lewis
Aug 05, 2009 Stacy Lewis rated it it was ok
Interesting historical tidbits, but otherwise plot was only so-so.
David Nadolny
Feb 15, 2009 David Nadolny rated it it was amazing
Just as good as Monahan's other detective novels. I couldn't wait to go out and get the next one. So much so that when I saw the library had a wait list for it, I actually went out and bought it :)
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