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Blackwater Spirits (Glynis Tryon #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  180 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
With her series of books that feature the spirited librarian Glynis Tryon, Miriam Grace Monfredo takes her readers into the life of the small town of Seneca Falls, New York, a microcosm of mid-nineteenth-century America. Seneca Falls Inheritance illuminates the birth of the struggle for the rights of women; in North Star Conspiracy, Glynis is involved in the turbulence res ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Berkley (first published February 1995)
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Lynn Demsky
Aug 16, 2014 Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing
“Spiritualism,Temperance, and Medicine are involved in this mystery set Seneca Falls, New York in 1857. As librarian Glynis Tryon attempts to save a Native American from hanging for murder, a dark, decade-old secret emerges as more deaths are uncovered.”

This is a good series to read! I really enjoy how the author puts the story into the historical facts and works around them with a great cast of characters, great plot and just plain interesting read! At the end of the story I really like how she
Mar 10, 2016 BeParticular rated it it was ok
What a disappointment! I really enjoyed the previous two books in the series, but I found myself wanting to throw this book across the room. Monfredo chose to have a main character, Cullen Stuart, act in a way that was completely unbelievable and that ruined the book for me. In addition, the Temperance Movement was prominently featured--also not very interesting to me. I did enjoy the introduction of the female doctor, Neva Cardoza, and the trials she faced as one of the first female graduates o ...more
Sep 26, 2015 Scilla rated it liked it
An Iroquois boy was castrated and hung in Seneca Falls for impregnating a young white woman about 10 years previously in the mid 1800's. Now, there are several men dying. The If it weren't for the new young female doctor in town, they might have been thought to be natural deaths. No one would say anything, but Cullen, the deputy, keeps working to find the culprit with the help of Glynis, the librarian. Meanwhile, the women in town are trying to close down the prostitution and the men drinking to ...more
Jan 01, 2012 Anastasia rated it liked it
Another tension-filled Glynis Tryon read. I want more Jacques Sundown!
Jun 03, 2009 Eunira rated it liked it
An excess of Native American lore and romantic complications blunt the impact of Monfredo's third historical mystery featuring Glynis Tryon, librarian in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in the mid-18th century. Glynis and the newly arrived doctor, a young Jewish woman from New York City, overhear a farmer voice fears for his life to Constable Cullen Stuart. Soon the farmer is fatally poisoned, and Cullen enlists Glynis's aid in talking to the farmer's angry widow, who suggests her husband's murder will be f ...more
Jan 21, 2016 Sara rated it liked it
This is a fun read. A page turner. It's a murder mystery set in the mid-1800s in Seneca Falls, NY in the context of the Underground Railroad and the beginnings of the fight for women's rights. I wouldn't say it's either deep or exceptional writing but Monfredo keeps you guessing and the main character is well developed and likable.
Jun 06, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
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Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 Diane Wachter rated it really liked it
PB-B @ 1995, 2/99. Seneca Falls Historical Mysteries, Book 3. Jacques Sundown is accused of murder and Glynis is the only one who believes he is innocent. Very good.
Feb 28, 2011 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in a series of light murder mysteries, set during the 1848 Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY. The main character is a small-town librarian, Glynis Tryon. In this book Jacques Sundown, the half-Iroquois deputy, is accused of murder, and his trial shines a spotlight on the fear and prejudice of Native Americans. The main characters are fictional but the setting, the sexism and racism of the 19th century are real. I enjoyed this book and intend to search out the rest in the series ...more
Una Tiers
Oct 12, 2013 Una Tiers rated it really liked it
Another great mystery with twists and turns. The history reminds us of the absurd treatment of women. The passion Glynis has for Cullen and Jacques continues to simmer and makes me wonder if the protagonist has time for love.
Aug 20, 2012 Nell rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
The wolf is a bit over the top, but otherwise a solid series. Will be passing through New York state soon. The road signs will call the locations and characters to mind.
Jan 13, 2010 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Extremely well-written and fascinating historical novel. Concise and interesting characters.
Apr 06, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing
I love all Miriam Grace Monfredo books; after all Glynis Tryon is a librarian!
Jun 12, 2011 Paula rated it liked it
Interesting mystery based in Genesee Valley area.
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Miriam Grace Monfredo, a former librarian and a historian, lives in Rochester, New York. This is the seventh Seneca Falls Mystery. A previous Seneca Falls Mystery, The Stalking-Horse, was chosen by the Voice of Youth Advocacy as one of 1998's best adult mysteries for young adults and received a "best" review in Library Journal's young adult section.
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Other Books in the Series

Glynis Tryon (6 books)
  • Seneca Falls Inheritance (Glynis Tryon, #1)
  • North Star Conspiracy (Glynis Tryon, #2)
  • Through a Gold Eagle (Glynis Tryon, #4)
  • The Stalking-Horse (Glynis Tryon, #5)
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