By Ellen Horan
Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell?
Though there are not any witnesses and no clues, hands aspect to Emma Cunningham, the sophisticated, pale-skinned widow who controlled Burdell's apartment and his servants. Rumored to be a black-hearted gold digger with designs at the doctor's identify and
fortune, Emma is instantly positioned below residence arrest in the course of a homicide research. A speedy conviction is certain to catapult flamboyant district lawyer Abraham Oakey corridor into the mayor's seat. yet one bold crisis stands in his method: the security legal professional Henry Clinton. devoted to justice and the legislations, Clinton will reduction the weak widow in her determined struggle to avoid wasting herself from the gallows.
Set in 1857 long island, this gripping secret can be a richly distinctive excavation of a misplaced age. Horan vividly re-creates a tumultuous period characterised by means of a sensationalist press, competitive new wealth, a booming real-estate marketplace, corruption, racial clash, financial inequality among women and men, and the erosion of the outdated codes of habit. A story of homicide, intercourse, greed, and politics, this spellbinding narrative transports readers to a time that eerily echoes our personal.
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4. Air pilots. Military—United States—Biography—Juvenile literature. 5. Simon, Mercedes—Juvenile literature. 6. Girls— Germany—Berlin—Biography—Juvenile literature. [1. Berlin (Germany)—History—Blockade, 1948-1949—Juvenile literature. 2. Halvorsen, Gail S. 3. Simon, Mercedes. 4. United States. Air Force. Military Airlift Command—Biography. 5. Air Pilots, Military 6. World War, 1939-1945—Germany. 7. ] 1. Title. 1550874—dc21 2002001887 Additional letters and first-hand accounts of the Chocolate Pilot can be found in his book, The Berlin Candy Bomber.
No candy had rained down yet—maybe he had stopped looking for the chickens! PLEASE don’t forget me, Mercedes whispered to the white sky above. Frau Simon saw the troubled look on Mercedes’s face. She squeezed her little hand with love, but said nothing. But once inside their apartment at 15 Hahnelstrasse, Frau Simon couldn’t wait to give Mercedes the surprise that had come for her earlier that day. It was a package mailed from Tempelhof Air Field, all neatly wrapped in brown paper and tied with string.
Pink bubble gum too! And Life Saver rolls, colored like the rainbow! Her Chocolate Pilot had found her at last! Mercedes saw Mama blinking back happy tears. She gave her a thick chocolate bar to eat, and chose a creamy bar with nuts and caramel nougat for herself. She slipped off its wrapper and peeled back the silver foil. Little by little, she bit into the dark sweetness, letting the smooth taste melt away on her tongue. With each silky bite, she closed her eyes for a second as if she had just tasted heaven.