By Stefanie Pintoff
The careers of recent York urban detective Simon Ziele and his former companion Captain Declan Mulvaney went in remarkably assorted instructions after the tragic dying of Ziele’s fianc?e within the 1904 common Slocum ferry catastrophe. even if either males have been earmarked for far greater issues, Ziele moved to Dobson, a small city north of the city, to flee the violence, and Mulvaney buried himself even deeper, agreeing to go up the precinct within the so much crime-ridden region within the city.Yet with all of the detectives and assets at Mulvaney’s disposal, a very perplexing crime compels him to appear for somebody he can belief absolutely. while a refrain girl is chanced on lifeless on a Broadway degree wearing the prime lady’s gown, there aren't any symptoms of violence, no cuts, no bruises—no marks in any respect. If pressed, the coroner would call it a suicide, yet then that will make her the second one woman to show up useless in this type of demeanour within the previous few weeks. And the inside track of a potential serial killer will be probably disastrous to the burgeoning theater international, let alone the electorate of latest York.Following at the heels of Stefanie Pintoff’s acclaimed and award-winning debut, A Curtain Falls is a moody and evocative story that follows Ziele and his companions as they scour the darkish streets of early-twentieth-century manhattan looking for a real fiend.
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She had dressed the part to perfection with a white lace-edged shirtwaist, a black gored skirt, button boots, and kid gloves. The effect was stylish yet conservative and sober— as befit a lady in mourning for her husband. As she answered each question on the witness stand, her manner had been shy and demure. Her voice, always tremulous, suggested she was just on the verge of tears. And throughout, she displayed a wide-eyed innocent stare, as though she could not quite believe what was happening to her.
There’s no reason to suspect its star more than anyone else. ” I put it as plainly as I could, once again turning the letter on Mulvaney’s desk to face him. ” I flicked my fingers against the paper in frustration. ” Mulvaney looked at me with indulgence. “It’s early yet, Ziele. Can’t expect to know everything at once. ” He flipped through yet another huge folder on his desk and handed me three pictures. “They’re not our typical postmortem photos, as you can see. ” His nose wrinkled in mild disgust.
Mr. Iseman turned to Mulvaney and spoke in a stage whisper meant to be confidential. “Mr. Frohman and I would like your men to remove Miss Germaine’s body to the basement as soon as possible. ” Mulvaney interrupted him. “That’s kind of you, but don’t worry— it won’t be much longer ’til we have her out of here. ” “Actually, that’s exactly what I’m worried about,” Leon Iseman said. “It’s late enough in the day that she may be seen. If word spreads of her death, people will assume tonight’s show is canceled.
A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff