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A Golden Grave: A Rose Gallagher Mystery

(Rose Gallagher #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  63 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Minotaur Books
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Well, friends, I jumped into the Rose Gallagher Mysteries at book two, and I had great fun with this book that can definitely stand alone!

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…

Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

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
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by Erin Lindsey, but it won't be my last! A Golden Grave wonderfully describes feel, social dynamics and period politics of the gilded age of NYC. After serving as a maid, Rose has been asked to join the Special Branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. Despite growing pains, and some objections from a few individuals Rose proves herself to be a valuable asset to the agency due to her "special abilities." This wonderfully written historical fiction ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
This is book 2, and even if it does work as a stand alone in a away, then you really should read book 1 first to see how it all happened.

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
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 another poor Irish housemaid from Five Points; now, she’s learning to shoot a gun and dance the waltz and throw a grown man over her shoulder. Better still, she’s been recruited to the special branch, an elite unit dedicated to cases of a paranormal nature, and that means spending her days alongside the dashing Thomas ...more
Meagan (Meagansbookclub)
3.5/5 stars for me.

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!
The Lit Bitch
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read the first book in this historical mystery series, Murder on Millionaires’ Row, back in 2018 and thought it was a solid beginning to her new series.

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
It's the first I read in this series and won't surely be the last.
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
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't realize this is the second in a new series. I will go back & read the first one. I don't usually read books with a supernatural/ paranormal theme, but enjoyed this one. Perhaps more like a Harry Potter positive feel. The contrasts between rich & poor are also part of the narrative.

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
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A GOLDEN GRAVE by Erin Lindsey
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
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader.

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
I want to give a huge thank you to Minotaur Books for providing me with an ARC of A Golden Grave in exchange for an honest review.

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
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ng
I was drawn in by the beautiful cover and the promises of Gilded Age romance. I also like historical fiction that brings in interactions with real historical figures. However, the main characters just didn't connect for me, and I found the paranormal elements just a bit too convenient.
Shavawn (Shavawnigans)
A Golden Grave was even better than the first book in the series Murder on Millionaires Row! I am entranced by the world and the characters. Easily a favorite read of the year.
May 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Golden Grave sees the return of Rose Gallagher in this second installment of the series. Set in 1886 New York City, six delegates are murdered at the Republican mayoral convention. Now a Pinkerton agent, Rose investigates when it appears the murders are more than they seem. She and Thomas soon find themselves mixed up in politics and murder when no less than Theodore Roosevelt becomes a target.

When I started, I was unaware that this wasn’t your basic historical mystery, but found that it had
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arc
A Golden Grave is the second book in Erin Lindsey's unique Rose Gallagher Mystery series. Though I wish I read the previous book first so I had a better understanding of the characters' backgrounds, motivations and the prior mystery, this book stood alone fine and my enjoyment was not hindered in the least. When I started I thought it was strictly a historical mystery, but quickly discovered it had paranormal elements. Huh? Could this possibly be good? Heck, yeah!

Rose Gallagher was formerly a
I read and enjoyed the first book in this series, Murder on Millionaire's Row and didn't hesitate to give it 5 stars. While some series can suffer from a sophomore slump, this second entry easily earned its own 5 stars. It can be read as a stand alone but the reader, I think, gets so much more enjoyment reading them in order., Several things about this series caught my attention from the start - I have a weakness for historical mysteries, female protagonists and a paranormal element. When all of ...more
Jean Kolinofsky
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mysterious deaths of six supporters for Teddy Roosevelt’s nomination for mayor of New York in 1886 is brought to the attention of Rose Gallagher and her partner Thomas Wiltshire, Pinkerton Special Agents. The victims, who were each approached by a tall, gaunt man, collapsed and died within moments of their encounter. No poisons were found in their systems, but there are signs of cardiac arrest. Their chase to find their prey takes them from the ballrooms of the wealthy to the poorest ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not gonna lie, I bought this book for the sole reason that I had the same first name as the author and I was in a tiny bookshop with a minuscule selection.
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
I started, A Golden Grave, excited to meet up with Rose Gallagher and see how her life had transformed by becoming a Pinkerton agent. Well, it was a wild ride and very entertaining outing! Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin's Press my e-arc.

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
Randee Green
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former housemaid, Rose Gallagher, is now a full-fledged agent with a special branch of the Pinkerton Agency that investigates the paranormal. Rose has just about completed her training when she is drawn into a case investigating the mysterious deaths of six delegates at a New York City political convention. New York City mayor and one of the Republican candidates for presidency, Theodore Roosevelt, may be the killer’s next target, and it is up to Rose and her partner, Thomas Wiltshire, to ...more
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Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Former housemaid Rose Gallagher is learning the ins and outs of settling into her new role as a Pinkerton agent alongside her partner and former boss, Mr. Thomas Wiltshire. Settling in to her new role has brought with it some uncomfortable difficulites, both with her work life and friendships and she worries whether she's made the right choice. But these concerns must take a back seat when they are brought news of the mysterious and nearly simultaneous deaths of six delegates at a local ...more
I hadn't read a book in this series and obviously didn't read the description very well -- I completely missed the part about the paranormal mysteries. The part about Rose Gallagher being a Pinkerton agent and, heavily implied, being in love with the man, Thomas, who brought her in to the agency when he recognized her ability to see the spirits/shades. One night, she overhears her handler and his boss seemingly implying that she is not going to be a good fit for the agency, that she's not ...more
3 1/2 stars. It's hard enough to write a serious paranormal mystery much less a historical paranormal mystery. But Lindsey manages it well.

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.
Kathleen Gray
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rose Gallagher is a highly unusual young woman for her time. It's the Gilded Age in New York and she's a Pinkerton. Not only a Pinkerton but one who specializes in cases that touch on the paranormal. Don't worry- this doesn't get too woo woo but it does play on the fascination with the subject that was come during the era. This is the second in the series (you'll be fine if you did not read the first) and Rose, a former house maid, has matured as both a person and a detective. She's not entirely ...more
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastically entertaining book! It's the second in the series and I love pretty much everything about the concept of ghosts/fae/paranormal, a historical mystery and a budding romance between two amazing characters.

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
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I requested this book I thought I was getting a typical historical mystery revolving around the Pinkerton Detective agency in New York...but in fact it's so much more! Rose and Thomas are a part of the Special Branch of the Pinkerton Agency dealing with the paranormal. Rose can detect "shades"...those not quite ghosts, Thomas has his own "luck"...or powers. Apparently a good number of NYC 's population is "lucky". Theodore Roosevelt is running for mayor and the Pinkertons need to stop an ...more
Matt & Sarah Dressler
I jumped into the Rose Gallgher Mysteries at book 2 and it was okay! You can definitely pick this book up, and read it as a stand-alone.

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
The supernatural branch of the Pinkerton Agency refers to the paranormal abilities of some people as *luck*. Rose developed a version of it in a previous episode when she was still "just an ordinary Irish housemaid" but now she is a fledgling Pinkerton agent whose mother still lives in the Five Points in NYC. First came the mysterious deaths, then the investigation despite cover up by NYPD, and then the extremely hazardous business of protecting mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt with the ...more
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