A Golden Grave
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 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 Wiltshire.But being a Pinkerton isn’t quite what Rose imagined, and not everyone welcomes her into the fold. Meanwhile, her old friends aren’t sure what to make of the new Rose, and even Thomas seems to be having second thoughts about his junior partner. So when a chilling new case arrives on Rose’s doorstep, she jumps at the chance to prove herself – only to realize that the stakes are higher than she could have imagined. Six delegates have been murdered at a local political convention, and the police have no idea who–or what–is responsible. One thing seems clear: The killer’s next target is a candidate for New York City mayor, one Theodore Roosevelt.Convinced that something supernatural is afoot, Rose and Thomas must track down the murderer before Roosevelt is taken out of the race–permanently. But this killer is unlike any they’ve faced before, and hunting him down will take them from brownstones to ballrooms to Bowery saloons. Not quite comfortable anywhere, Rose must come to terms with her own changed place in society–and the fact that some would do anything to see her gone from it entirely.

A Golden Grave Details

TitleA Golden Grave
Author
ReleaseSep 17th, 2019
PublisherMinotaur Books
ISBN-139781250180674
Rating
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Fiction

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A Golden Grave Review

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    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…Adjus 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…Adjusting to her new role as a Pinkerton is not easy, and Rose is never sure who she can trust. Her old friends are unsure of her as well. Her latest investigation? Six political delegates have been murdered at a convention, and the police have no active suspects. The next target is said to be Theodore Roosevelt, mayor of NYC. Rose is on the case, though she’s completely uncomfortable with her role. A Golden Grave is an adventurous historical mystery with some paranormal/supernatural elements. I loved the Gilded Age backdrop, and Rose is a warmhearted, fascinating main character. The dynamic between Rose and her partner, Thomas, is fun to watch unfold and only adds to the tension.Overall, A Golden Grave is a solidly engaging historical mystery, and I’m definitely interested in reading more from this series.I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com
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  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    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 sto 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 story weaves in famous figures of the past in a delightful plot that will keep you guessing as to what will happen next.
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  • Tammie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Wiltshire.But being a Pinkerton isn’t quite what Rose imagined, and not everyone welcomes her into the fold. Meanwhile, her old friends aren’t sure what to make of the new Rose, and even Thomas seems to be having second thoughts about his junior partner. So when a chilling new case arrives on Rose’s doorstep, she jumps at the chance to prove herself – only to realize that the stakes are higher than she could have imagined. This second book in the Rose Gallagher series was, in my opinion even better than the first. While I felt that the previous book was a bit slow at times, I didn't feel that way about this one at all. It was nice to be back with Rose and Thomas, and Clara as well. This time around the mystery involves several mysterious deaths that Rose and Thomas are sure have a supernatural element to them. As they investigate Rose goes undercover and attends a ball for the first time. I really enjoyed reading those chapters with Rose out of her element. The most noteworthy thing about this book is the fact that the case they are working on involves an assassination attempt on young mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt. Along the way they also meet Mark Twain, and Nikola Tesla, whose inventions play a big part in solving the mystery. I thought the author did an excellent job of blending historic figures and events into a fictitious story. Another thing I especially enjoyed was the little bit of romance that was added. I was afraid the author was going to string us along for a lot longer before anything significant happened, but that wasn't the case. That's not to say that there aren't some kinks to work out. Feelings were aired, but there is the whole 'this could never work' scenario to get through, but I'm sure things will eventually work out.Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an ARC of this book.Review also posted at Writings of a Reader
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    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 th 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 them, and I liked the well written cast of characters.The mystery mixes elements of paranormal and whodunnit and it's full of twists and turns and it kept me guessing.I look forward to reading other instalment in this series.Highly recommended!Many thanks to Minotaur and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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  • ButtercupBooks15
    January 1, 1970
    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 wi 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 with paranormal activity. Something strange is afoot when members of the political sect start dying with no trace of foul play, and it is up to Rose and Thomas to find out what’s happening.•I’ve been living for historical paranormal stories lately. Gail Carriger, Alison Goodman, they’ve all been on my read lists lately. I’m so happy to add Erin Lindsey to my read shelf as well. This book was fun, I laughed out loud in some places, and I was really intrigued to find out how the story was going to end and who was behind everything. I loved Rose and Thomas’ relationship and can’t wait to see what the third book in the series is about! The way that this one ends is just the perfect set up.•Thank you again to Minotaur Books for this ARC. I’m so happy that I got to read this and it will be taking a prized place on my shelves!•A Golden Grave releases in September and I highly recommend that it gets out on your TBRs!
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    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 a 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 an interesting plot, with its mix of murder, the supernatural, and historical events. The addition of the historical characters and events was fascinating. There are appearances by prominent real life individuals of the day, Teddy Roosevelt, Samuel Clemens, and Nicola Tesla. It also touched events involving the politics of the day, and the work of Tesla in a way that made them integral to the plotWhat I found distracting was the continued references to class separation. It became tiresome and added nothing to the story. I also found that Rose’s constant “I’m not good enough because I’m of a lower class” a bit tedious. That being said, the story was well written, and it was an entertaining read. My thanks to Edelweiss and Minotaur Books for the advance copy of this book for my review.
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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    January 1, 1970
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/09/26/...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 fo 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/09/26/...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 for her help in cracking his last case and impressed with her independence and ability to solve problems, Thomas has recommended Rose to his employers, and as a result, she is now a junior agent and his partner. But although Rose has always dreamed of having excitement and adventure in her life, being a Pinkerton is not without its own set of unique challenges. Not only does the training include practical defense like how to fight or fire a gun, it also covers a wide range of skills that would help her in undercover missions of subterfuge. Discretion is now of the utmost importance now that Rose and Thomas are part of an elite unit that handles supernatural matters, and as it turns out, their latest case is especially sensitive.With the mayoral election fast coming up, politics have become the hot topic among the residents of the city. Everyone is talking about the up-and-coming candidate Theordore Roosevelt, with all in agreement that the young man is destined for great things. However, it appears there are certain factions willing to go to great lengths to see him fail. At a local convention, six delegates in support of Roosevelt suddenly drop dead—all at the same time, and of the same cause. The press is told that it the deaths were due to poison or an illness, but Thomas and Rose know better: the delegates were all murdered, and it was carried out by a killer with a dangerous paranormal ability. Soon, it becomes a race against time to identify and stop the assassin before he kills again, and the Pinkertons have reason to believe that the next target might be Roosevelt himself.While A Golden Grave is technically the second book in the Rose Gallagher sequence, fortunately it can stand perfectly well alone as a self-contained mystery—and as a great novel—in its own right. But of course, having read Murder on Millionaires’ Row will help a lot in the understanding of some of the story’s existing relationships, not only the complex one between Rose and Thomas, but also the ones between our protagonist and the supporting characters as well. Several familiar faces make their return, among them Clara, Pietro, and Mei. All these wonderfully crafted characters make up Rose’s incredible support system, but I also loved how the presence of so many vibrant personalities painted a lively and diverse picture of the author’s Gilded Age Manhattan.Speaking of which, kudos to Erin Lindsey for making the setting play a much more significant role in this sequel. History is given a new twist with her take on Theodore Roosevelt as a “lucky” candidate, the term used to describe an individual gifted with a supernatural ability. Other historical figures to make an appearance include Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla. Now that becoming a Pinkerton agent has broadened Rose’s horizons, she’s getting her chance to rub elbows with the city’s rich and famous.However, her sudden change in station has led to a thematic change in the narrative as well. While at its heart, A Golden Grave is a mystery, Lindsey does not forego any opportunity to explore and develop Rose’s character, and for that I am grateful. While there will be times where our protagonist will let the circumstances of her new life go to her head, at her core she remains the down-to-earth and unassuming Irish housemaid from Five Points who never forgets her friends or where she came from. Rose’s determination and loyalty are two traits I loved best from the first book, and I’m glad there were plenty of opportunities for her to display them here as well. Of course, the late 1800s were not exactly a great time for women, and for a strong and resourceful woman like Rose, some of the derogatory treatment she received was especially infuriating, but she was able to hold her own and handle herself with assurance.Finally, the last point I want to touch upon is the romance, which was a strong element in the first book, but in this one it was toned down some. Quite honestly, I was glad of it, since it allowed the mystery plot to come to the forefront with minimal distractions. Even though I want to see Rose happy, and I can’t deny the intriguing chemistry between her and Thomas, I confess it wouldn’t bother me at all if their relationship remained professional for just a little while longer. Not only would this prolong the delicious tension, I think it allows for more interesting dynamics between the two of them.In sum, A Golden Grave was another great read from one of my favorite authors. So far, I’ve read more than half a dozen of Erin Lindsey’s books and enjoyed them all, and she’s proven herself to be an extremely talented and versatile writer of multiple genres. In particular though, mystery seems to be her forte and nothing would thrill me more than to see her continue to expand the Rose Gallagher series, and hopefully the wait won’t be too long for another paranormal adventure with Rose and Thomas!
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  • The Lit Bitch
    January 1, 1970
    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 histori 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 historical fiction can be challenging so I decided to give this series another stab and see how things evolved with this latest installment.I recall from the previous book that Rose’s mysteries had more of a paranormal element. While it didn’t work as well for me in the first book, I found that it worked way better in this second book. I don’t know if that’s due to the fact that I was expecting it in this book whereas with the first book I wasn’t expecting it, but either way I found the supernatural worked much better here.In this book Rose has made the transition from housemaid to Pinkerton agent and I like her much better as an agent. I think the role suits her much better than housemaid. In this book I felt a more solid connection to her character that I didn’t feel in the first book. I also like seeing how she starts to find value in her future self and accomplishments.I especially loved watching the growth and tension between Rose and her partner, Thomas. I am ken more eager to see how they come together in future books. I thought their relationship added a lot of chemistry and tension to the overall story and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The one thing that stood out to me in this book was how much more polished and thought out the characters were. I felt like we see a lot of character growth in this book compared to the first.This is only the second book and I am sure that there will be a lot more exciting things to come for Rose and Thomas and this book makes me eager to find out more, unlike the first book which left me satisfied but not craving more—this book left me craving more. I enjoyed watching the mystery unfold and found it tantalizing and mysterious. I didn’t know what to make of some of the clues and couldn’t help but get caught up in the ‘hunt’. This book can easily read as a standalone, but I am happy that I read the first book so I could appreciate the evolution of the characters more in this one.See my full review here
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    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 ho 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 house maid but now is a Pinkerton agent in their special division that deals with the paranormal. Thomas Wiltshire was formerly Rose's boss and is now her partner. Six delegates at a political convention died, and the police put out that it was a new fast-acting form of typhus. Rose and Thomas, however, smell a rat, and their investigation leads them to the paranormal. They join forces with friends and a dedicated police officer to figure out this mystery. They begin to wonder if they will even survive to solve this case.After a slightly slow start, this book turned out to be a total joy to read. The mystery turned out to be more complex than I thought. As it neared its conclusion I was totally shocked....I did not see "that" coming! I really liked the bit of romance between Rose and Thomas; their chemistry was fantastic. It was heartbreaking to see how others thought of the Irish at this time in history, and the corruption of the police department was quite interesting. What really brought the Gilded Age in Manhattan to life, though, was the cast of real-life historical figures. We got to meet Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain AND Nikola Tesla! The new Statue of Liberty also made its appearance. I can't wait to go back and read the previous book, and I impatiently await the next installment!I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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  • Katreader
    January 1, 1970
    A GOLDEN GRAVE by Erin LindseyThe Second Rose Gallagher MysteryRose 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 A GOLDEN GRAVE by Erin LindseyThe Second Rose Gallagher MysteryRose 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 must be at work and comes to Rose and her dashing partner, Thomas Wiltshire, for help. Could it be the work of a shade? Or is it something more sinister? Thomas and Rose must gather their allies to prevent the assassination of mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt.There is so much to love about A GOLDEN GRAVE. The historical detail provides a rich backdrop and including famous luminaries of the day, from Nikola Tesla to Samuel Clemens to Theodore Roosevelt himself is icing on the cake! The paranormal aspect is captivating and the things they encounter and methods they employ are mesmerizing. There's pulse pounding adventure, riveting drama, and a well plotted mystery.This second Rose Gallagher Mystery spotlights the differences of the classes. The working class, people such as Clara, the denizens of Five Point, the upper class, like Jonathan Burrows, and even the various political groups from Tammany Hall to Republicans, Democrats, the Labor party, even socialists and anarchists all strive to keep their identity while they look down upon others, yet Rose is now forced to straddle two, an Irish maid who now consorts with the rich as her new job forces her to blend in. Meanwhile the sexual tension between Rose and Thomas is electrifying. A star crossed love to be certain, yet with so much against them, and so much at risk, will they follow their hearts?A GOLDEN GRAVE is a gripping historical mystery filled with political intrigue, paranormal adventures, and a simmering love story that is close to boiling. I love everything about it and can't wait to be transported back in time for their next adventure.FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 those come together, well, I will happily scrimp on sleep to stay up late reading.When we first met Rose Gallagher she was a housemaid for a mysterious gentleman, Thomas Wiltshire. She knew nothing about him, not even what he did for a living but, when he vanished, she investigated. In the process she changed the course of her life in a very big way. She left the life of a household servant and entered the world of Pinkerton Investigations. Now she mingles with the upper classes, solves cases with her partner, deals with the paranormal and, for now, tries to find her place in this new world. She hovers between them, not accepted by the people in Wiltshire's world and no longer as welcome by the people of her previous group. But, no fear, Rose is tough and talented and is good at her new job. Will she be good enough to keep the great Teddy Roosevelt alive? So many in his political circle have died before him, showing no outward signs of foul play, the paranormal investigating becomes their focus.Erin Lindsey has earned her place on my must read mystery list and I will waste no time reading the third book, whenever it is published.y thanks to the publisher, Minotaur and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Jean Kolinofsky
    January 1, 1970
    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 section 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 sections of the city.At one time, Rose was a maid in Thomas’ home. Her involvement in a previous case led to her acceptance as a Pinkerton. She has been trained in defense as well as social graces, but she is new to the position and frequently has doubts. However, she has her partner’s trust and shows her courage and abilities as she saves Mr. Roosevelt more than once. With the assistance of Nicola Tesla, Rose and Thomas track people with luck, enhanced abilities that manifest themselves in different forms. Their assassin has the ability to speed the heart with just a touch, potentially causing death. Their chase ultimately takes them to the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and a confrontation that proves that Rose is up to the task.Erin Lindsey’s writing makes it easy to visualize the grand manors of the rich in contrast to the tenements of the poor. Her characters are well drawn and the tension constantly builds to the end. This is the second book in Lindsey’s series and she concludes this entry with a hint of things to come. This is an excellent story combining history, mystery and a touch of the supernatural. I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing this book in exchange for my review.
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  • Ellen
    January 1, 1970
    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 "Luc 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 "Luck" a.k.a. supernatural power while also trying to keep safe a man who has no desired to be protected? This story pulled me in from the beginning - from the sights and events of Gilded age NYC to the historical figures populating the story, the addition of Edith Islington and finally to Rose, Thomas and their relationship. All so interesting and just well done.My favorite aspect, however, was seeing the evolution of Rose. Through hard work, and ongoing support from Clara she is able to recognize her worth is not wrapped up in where she came from but rather through what she is accomplishing. I look forward to to what the future holds for her!An entertaining addition to the Rose Gallagher mystery series. If this series is new to you I recommend picking up book one, Murder on Millionaires Row.
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  • Blodeuedd Finland
    January 1, 1970
    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 di 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 different sorts, like remembering everything you see, feeling where something has been and so forth. It brings in something extra in this world that also has shades and other dimensions, and that is why there are Pinkerton, special branch so the rest of the population does not find out.Oh and yes her partner Thomas, I do like him (and they should totally get it on). A rich Englishman who is ell very English.A hunt for a murderer who has Roosevelt as his next target. Rose trying to juggle her new life. New friends and old friends showing up. A good mystery, a good hunt.I like Barrie's voice. She does a good voice for men and women, different accents and so on. She brings something extra to it all
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  • Randee Green
    January 1, 1970
    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 protec 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 protect the mayor and track down a killer who seems to have paranormal abilities. A GOLDEN GRAVE is a historical mystery with a paranormal twist. Rose Gallagher has the ability to sense shades (AKA ghosts), and she works with many other people who have similar supernatural talents. Many of these talents are known as “luck”, and can be anything from photographic memory to reading minds. Sometimes I found the “lucky” characters to be a bit too unbelievable, but it worked with the paranormal aspects of the story. Overall, A GOLDEN GRAVE is a very interesting and entertaining novel. Lindsey brings late 1800s New York City to life, and she includes multiple historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and Nikola Telsa. Rose’s character has also nicely grown and eveloved since the opening of MURDER ON MILLIONAIRE’S ROW. I’m looking forward to Rose’s and Thomas’s next adventure(s).Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the ARC.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you to Minotaur Books for the advance copy. Here is my honest review:When I found out I won this book, I attempted to find a copy of the first book in the series as I hadn’t read it yet. However I was not able to find one so I went ahead and read this book, the second in the series, without reading the first one. As a result, I found it took a bit longer for me to get into this book as I was not only following the story but also trying to get info on I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you to Minotaur Books for the advance copy. Here is my honest review:When I found out I won this book, I attempted to find a copy of the first book in the series as I hadn’t read it yet. However I was not able to find one so I went ahead and read this book, the second in the series, without reading the first one. As a result, I found it took a bit longer for me to get into this book as I was not only following the story but also trying to get info on the backstory. Once I had enough info on the back story I found the rest of this book a lot better. It gets better and better as it goes on. I enjoyed that this book involved a female heroine and historical events. I thought it was well written and kept the reader engaged. However I did not understand first nor last why Rose was in love with Thomas so a bit more info about his qualities may have helped here (probably covered in the first book). Also I would have liked to read more about how the Bloodhound recovered and what led to her becoming affected in the first place. Overall I am grateful for the advance copy of this book and the chance to be one of the first reviewers. I hope the author continues writing this series!
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    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 politica 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 political convention. With all clues pointing to a political plot and a possible paranormal connection, the safety of mayoral canidate Theodore Roosevelt is at risk.Up against a tough case and an unusual and elusive suspect, Rose and Thomas must race against the clock to secure both Roosevelt's safety and their own._________________________________A Golden Grave is Erin Lindsay's second book in the A Rose Gallager Mystery series and it is such a lovely addition. I enjoyed reading it so much, I still love Rose and Thomas and this series continues to be truly unique from other historical fictions with a paranormal element. This book had a wee bit of a slower start as compared to the first in the series, but this made sense as Rose's whole life has undergone a massive change and we need to be brought up to speed.Again there are big risks and high stakes in our characters paths that they must overcome to solve their case and they face every difficulty head on. We really get to see Rose growing into her role and demanding she be seen as an equal. She's in a tough position with a foot in two different worlds; trying to stay true to the one she grew up in and learning how to navigate the one she has uncovered. I'm so happy that she has Clara, even if their friendship has been strained by theses changes. And I loved that Edith was added because I think Rose really needs some strong people in her corner that she feels she can confide in and that she doesn't feel she must shield and protect all the time. I love that we got to see Nikola Tesla! He was so quirky and such a dear and I love that he is grouped into this paranormal world, it's just so fitting.I'm really looking forward to the next in the series because I'm very curious where things are going to go from here. The living situation, their partnership, their relationship to one another...? All the questions.I don't want to spoil anything so I'm going to leave things here. But I very much recommend this book, and this series, to fans of historical fiction, with a little romance and a bit of the paranormal.I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books for sharing an electronic ARC with me. This is my honest review.
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  • Jessi
    January 1, 1970
    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 catchi 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 catching up as soon as she should. So when Sergeant Chapman comes to the door of the house that she's staying at, she immediately takes on his case. It seems six delegates from the Republican Convention are now dead and the sergeant isn't sure it's typhoid as the coroner is implying. In the course of her investigation, she meets Nicola Tesla. It was an interesting read, especially with Rose trying to figure out how to align a new life, which seemed like it was going to solve so many problems, with the old one. I didn't feel like I missed much by not having read the first book in the series but I still wished I had read it.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 shed her self deprecation but she's a darn good detective. She's also working a critical case which involves not only the deaths of six delegates to a political convention but also the targeting of Theodore Roosevelt. Lindsey does a nice job of weaving the fictional in with real characters like Roosevelt and Nicola Tesla. The mystery is nicely complex with the benefit of great atmospherics. No spoilers but the search for the villain(s) is a tour of the period. Rose's relationship with Thomas Wiltshire, her wealthy partner, has good back and forth- they do compliment each other. Thanks to the publisher for the ARC. A very good read for fans of the historical mystery.
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    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 myst 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 mystery aspect and the paranormal aspect were a really good read with twists and turns and character growth. I love Rose, she's strong and smart but realistically still unsure of both her skills that she's learning and her place in Thomas's life. The secondary characters are great as well. Then there's the conversation at the end of the book that makes me impatient for book 3!Definitely a must read for anyone who likes paranormal/fantasy and historical mysteries!
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  • Trude
    January 1, 1970
    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 as 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 assassination attempt...what follows is alot of fun as Rose and Thomas gather friends, lucky and not lucky, to prevent his assassination. A wide variety of colorful, entertaining characters keeps things interesting. This is the second book of the series and even though I hadn't read the first one I had no trouble jumping into the story. I do plan on reading the one I missed and look forward to more in the series. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    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 fant 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 fantastical help of Nikola Tessla and the financial support of Samuel Clemens. Well, it had me hooked at Theodore Roosevelt, but the whole book is a fascinating interweave of historical truth and a form of Urban Fantasy. I loved all of it!I requested and received a free ebook copy from St Martin's Press/Minotaur Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Rose Gallagher never dreamed a girl from the Five Points area of New York City would be learning to throw a man over her shoulder using jujitsu. In A Golden Grave by Erin Lindsey, Rose has joined a special branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency dealing with paranormal activities. Not everyone is thrilled to have her on board. When Theodore Roosevelt is nominated at the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, but six delegates were found dead at the convention. Rose and Thomas Rose Gallagher never dreamed a girl from the Five Points area of New York City would be learning to throw a man over her shoulder using jujitsu. In A Golden Grave by Erin Lindsey, Rose has joined a special branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency dealing with paranormal activities. Not everyone is thrilled to have her on board. When Theodore Roosevelt is nominated at the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, but six delegates were found dead at the convention. Rose and Thomas face an enemy they have never encountered before. They enlist Nikolai Tesla, Samuel Clemens and the new Statue of Liberty trying to solve the case. Entertaining and fun look at NYC in the late 1880s.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed Erin Lindsey's paranormal mystery. I read its predecessor, Murder on Millionaire's Row, and was unprepared for the author's very unique "spin" on an historical mystery. But, reading this second novel, I was appropriately "set up" and enjoyed the premise and was happy to go along for the wild ride into the paranormal.The concept of unique personal powers, referred to as Luck in these novels, adds another dimension to this light romantic mystery. Beyond that, the book is set d I thoroughly enjoyed Erin Lindsey's paranormal mystery. I read its predecessor, Murder on Millionaire's Row, and was unprepared for the author's very unique "spin" on an historical mystery. But, reading this second novel, I was appropriately "set up" and enjoyed the premise and was happy to go along for the wild ride into the paranormal.The concept of unique personal powers, referred to as Luck in these novels, adds another dimension to this light romantic mystery. Beyond that, the book is set during the young Theodore Roosevelt's campaign to be Mayor of New York. The period politics and social dynamic add an interesting dimension to this romantic historical mystery.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and I only wish that there were more books to read now!Rose is now a full-fledged member of the Pinkerton agency, which brings new risks, new friends, and changes her fortunes seemingly overnight. She still has Thomas guiding her in her new career, but she's anxious to break out on her own. I loved how real Rose is....she feels out of place in both her old life and her new, and she is trying to find a place to fit in.I can't wait for Loved it. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and I only wish that there were more books to read now!Rose is now a full-fledged member of the Pinkerton agency, which brings new risks, new friends, and changes her fortunes seemingly overnight. She still has Thomas guiding her in her new career, but she's anxious to break out on her own. I loved how real Rose is....she feels out of place in both her old life and her new, and she is trying to find a place to fit in.I can't wait for more of this detective and her unique career (plus, all the side characters are great too!)
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  • Melissa Dee
    January 1, 1970
    Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire are back in “A Golden Grave”, the follow-on to Erin Lindsey’s “Murder on Millionaire’s Row”. I’m hooked on this series. It combines Gilded Age New York, Teddy Roosevelt’s campaign for Mayor, the electrical inventions of Nikolas Tesla, and Lindsey’s trademark addition of spooks, shades and “luck”. The chase is on to find an assassin who is killing politicians, and seems to have Roosevelt in his sights.I can’t wait for the next in this series.I voluntarily read Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire are back in “A Golden Grave”, the follow-on to Erin Lindsey’s “Murder on Millionaire’s Row”. I’m hooked on this series. It combines Gilded Age New York, Teddy Roosevelt’s campaign for Mayor, the electrical inventions of Nikolas Tesla, and Lindsey’s trademark addition of spooks, shades and “luck”. The chase is on to find an assassin who is killing politicians, and seems to have Roosevelt in his sights.I can’t wait for the next in this series.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • Joe Crowe
    January 1, 1970
    This book is my first encounter with Erin Lindsey, and luckily she has written lots more things. This one is an absolutely charming and fun mystery story with extra supernatural stuff, such as magic, the apocalypse, you know: the good stuff. The story takes place early in the 19th century, and the hero is Rose Gallagher, an agent who deals in paranormal affairs. She has to keep Teddy Roosevelt safe. Wait. Supernatural stuff AND Teddy Roosevelt? Why haven't you bought this book already?
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  • Caroline
    January 1, 1970
    What a difference between book one and book two! Maybe it’s because I suspected the supernatural element this time, or maybe because said element was a more palatable “luck” as opposed to shades/ghosts. Or really, perhaps the writing was simply that much stronger. Whatever the case, this is a thoroughly enjoyable Gilded Age mystery with a sci-fi twist, and I definitely recommend it.I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
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  • April Garrott
    January 1, 1970
    I read both Rose Gallagher novels in less than a week. A great combination of historical mystery and paranormal. I appreciate Erin Lindsey’s attention to historical facts. Between the mysteries and the tension between Thomas and Rose and the banter between the characters I thoroughly enjoyed the two novels and eagerly await the third installment. I recommend this series for anyone who enjoys a cozy mystery with a sprinkling of paranormal.
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  • Elissa
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second Rose Gallagher mystery. I did not read the first book in this series; enough background information was given to tempt the reader to go back and read the first one. It was an interesting read, you meet several famous people of the time period, the supernatural aspects were well done. I disliked all the romantic tension between the two main characters, resolve it and move on. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
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