A Golden Grave: A Rose Gallagher Mystery
The follow-up to Murder on Millionaires' Row, Erin Lindsey's second historical mystery follows Rose Gallagher as she tracks a killer with shocking abilities through Gilded Age Manhattan.
Rose Gallagher always dreamed of finding adventure, so her new life as a freshly-minted Pinkerton agent ought to be everything she ever wanted. Only a few months ago, she was just...more
Set in Gilded Age Manhattan, I knew I was in for a treat with this historical mystery. Rose Gallagher is our main character, and she’s an adventurous sort. She works as a Pinkerton agent, and previously she was an Irish housemaid with hardly two pennies to her name. Now she’s trained in tactics and dance and her cases are known to have a paranormal spin…
This paranormal historical mystery series is making me so happy! I was glad when I first found out about this sequel to Murder on Millionaires’ Row, and even gladder when it turned out to be just as charming and lively as the original.
A Golden Grave returns readers to late 19th century New York City with protagonist Rose Gallagher, former housemaid to the wealthy aristocrat and Pinkerton agent Thomas Wiltshire. Thankful ...more
Rose used to work as a maid, now she is a Pinkerton agent. And her new partner is the man she used to work for, and the man she has a crush on. Rose is clever, she can feel ghosts, and she will not have other agents hold her background against her.
I do enjoy how some of the Rich have something called "Luck", which of course is how they became rich. There are ...more
Loved the first 2/3, but felt the last 1/3 dragged on a it. It should have been 50 pages less. I think there were too many characters. I needed more from Rose and Thomas, mainly because they’re the lead detectives in these books. But with all the background characters, it didn’t help support them. It only provided more background noise and it became distracting. I am interested enough to read the 3rd installment though!
Thank you to Minotaur books for this free copy!
This author has written other fantasy novels but the Rose Gallagher series is a new genre for her and I thought she made a nice transition but I wasn’t completely sold on the series as there were some things that I thought needed a little working out and polishing.
While I had some reservations, I know that the transition from fantasy to ...more
It's an action packed, well written, gripping and entertaining historical cozy and it was a fun read.
The historical background is well researched and it was fun to meet historical characters like Nicholas Tesla, Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt.
I liked how the author described the social dynamics and the political and social tension of the Gilded Age.
Rose and Thomas are two interesting and fleshed out characters, I rooted for ...more
The story includes characters such as the Pinkerton's Special Service, Teddy Roosevelt (running for mayor of NYC), Tesla, Mark Twain, & the new Statue of Liberty seeking to thwart those attempting ...more
The Second Rose Gallagher Mystery
Rose Gallagher is quickly learning that life as a newly recruited Pinkerton agent isn't all it's cracked up to be. She's having difficulty with some of the lessons, the other recruits look down on her, and even her friends seem to think she's changed. Meanwhile, every night it seems all she is doing is trying to catch shades. But when six Republican delegates drop dead at a convention, Sergeant Chapman believes something supernatural ...more
A Golden Grave is the second book in the Rose Gallagher paranormal cozy series by Erin Lindsey. Released 17th Sep 2019 by Macmillan on their Minotaur imprint, it's 400 pages and available in hardcover, paperback, audio, and ebook formats.
This is a nice period cozy mystery with romance and some paranormal plot threads. Rose is a newly graduated Pinkerton agent who worked as a housemaid before becoming an investigator. There is a lot of ...more
I loved this book. I devoured it in about two days I enjoyed it so much. A Golden Grave follows Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire as they try and figure out who is trying to kill Teddy Roosevelt as he runs for the mayor of New York City. This is not just a historical detective novel though. Rose is part of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, but a section that deals ...more
When I started, I was unaware that this wasn’t your basic historical mystery, but found that it had ...more
Rose Gallagher was formerly a ...more
But I have to say, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. The last time I bought a book with no background knowledge of it, it ended very badly. But I got lucky this time!
I didn't realise that this was actually the second book in the Rose Gallagher series until I had already charged through a third of it, and it didn't seem to matter as I was ...more
On this assignment, Thomas Wiltshire and Rose are tasked with finding the man attempting to kill the upcoming 1886 NYC mayor Republican nominee. It turns out the candidate is none other than Theodore Roosevelt! But how do you catch a man who has a deadly ...more
Lindsey has gotten the historical details and atmosphere right. New York during the Gilded Age is filled with newly rich, challenges to the social order, corruption, heart-breaking poverty and opportunities. The writer has used all these to create interesting characters, throw in real life historical persons, and an enthralling plot filled with action. ...more
Rose is now a Pinkerton agent for the paranormal and there's a supernatural plot to murder Roosevelt during his mayoral campaign and murders at a political delegation and Rose and her now Pinkerton partner Thomas help find out who or what is behind this plot. Both the ...more
It is set in the Gilded Age of Manhattan, which was extremely intriguing to me from a historical perspective, and then the idea of a female lead character solving mysteries- sign me up!
Rose has just become a Pinkerton Agent, and with that comes a host of adjustments, such as who to trust- including her partner, Thomas Wiltshire.
A case falls into her lap, so to ...more