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The Gilded Cage (Marshall Webb and Rebecca Davies #2)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Kensington
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Linda Suter
Jul 20, 2016 Linda Suter rated it liked it
Troy Soos writes nice easy read mysteries taking place around the beginning of the 20th century. He provides tidbits of history, for example this book talked quite a bit about Tammany Hall. Nice easy, enjoyable read.
Jill Hutchinson
Apr 15, 2010 Jill Hutchinson rated it really liked it
This little book has perfectly melded history and mystery into a great read. Set in New York City in the last decade of the 19th century it has all the elements of the time......Tammany Hall, the financial panic of that decade, Mrs. Astor's 400, and kept women. How can you top that? The author captures to perfection the ambiance of the Gilded Age and then throws in a murder for good measure. The story is well researched and the protagonists are clearly drawn. A very entertaining book for the his ...more
3.5 As has always been the case, Soos' obsession with the period makes for fun and informational reading. I enjoyed the story here, yet the ending felt lazy, and the need to tie resolution of many concurrent issues to a single set of protagonists just plain silly - a simple fact-based epilogue, outside the scope of the character storyline, would much better serve the purpose.
May 11, 2009 Maren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There was a lot of interesting historical details in the book, and several intricate plot lines to follow, but I kept waiting for something exciting and suspenseful to happen, since this is a mystery. It was really boring, and the way it all turned out was somewhat predictable, and all the story's loose ends were pulled together in literally a page and a half.
Mar 18, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Troy Soos' characterizations og the late 19th century. Soos has an inate ability to transport the reader to the period with excellent research and writing skills. I believe I could research as well, however Soos has the ability to create the era with clear precise words. Bravo.
Apr 18, 2012 Cindy rated it liked it
For some reason I am picking up these Irish into Americ books that overlap in history and in real characters. Perhaps it's because I'm an Irish decendent......I love the details of New york and Ireland at the turn of the century.
Nov 08, 2013 Laura rated it liked it
I read this mystery novel set in the Gilded Age and it was OK. Wouldn't use it as a supplement to an entry-level American history class or nothin', but it's clear someone was paying attention during that lecture.
May 07, 2009 Heidi rated it liked it
Really fast read, mystery.
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Troy Soos is a writer and teacher based in Winter Park, Florida. Soos is best known for his "Mickey Rawlings" series of historical baseball novels (seven books set from 1912 to 1923). He also authored a four-book historical mystery series set in 1890s New York featuring Marshall Webb and Rebecca Davies. Soos has written a nonfiction history of early New England baseball history, "Before the Curse, ...more
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