Near Prospect Park / Lawrence H. Levy.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "It's December 1896, and after marrying a muckraking reporter, detective Mary Handley shifts her focus pursuing new cases to raising her newborn daughter. But when her husband is found dead, Mary knows that her next case must be solving his murder. Harper was working on a big story--did it get him killed? Mary's investigation soon leads to the very top of the New York food chain. Realizing she's outgunned, Mary turns to the one person who might be able to help: police commissioner Tedd Roosevelt. As the two dig deep into the underbelly of New York's social scene, they uncover a sinister plot exploiting the city's most vulnerable citizens."--Back cover.
    • Notes:
      "A Ballantine Books trade paperback original"--Title page verso.
    • ISBN:
      9780451498465
      0451498461
    • Accession Number:
      2019037426
    • Accession Number:
      on1134783141
      1134783141
    • Accession Number:
      fay.682730
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEVY, L. H. Near Prospect Park. [s. l.]: Ballantine Books, 2020. ISBN 9780451498465. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Levy LH. Near Prospect Park. Ballantine Books; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730. Accessed July 11, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Levy LH. Near Prospect Park. Ballantine Books; 2020. Accessed July 11, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730
    • APA:
      Levy, L. H. (2020). Near Prospect Park. Ballantine Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Levy, Lawrence H. 2020. Near Prospect Park. A Mary Handley Mystery: [4]. Ballantine Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730.
    • Harvard:
      Levy, L. H. (2020) Near Prospect Park. Ballantine Books (A Mary Handley mystery: [4]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730 (Accessed: 11 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Levy, LH 2020, Near Prospect Park, A Mary Handley mystery: [4], Ballantine Books, viewed 11 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Levy, Lawrence H. Near Prospect Park. Ballantine Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Levy, Lawrence H. Near Prospect Park. A Mary Handley Mystery: [4]. Ballantine Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Levy LH. Near Prospect Park [Internet]. Ballantine Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 11]. (A Mary Handley mystery: [4]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.682730

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

In 1896 New York, consulting detective Mary Handley seeks to take only cases that will not impinge on time with her nine-year-old daughter. However, when W. S. Gilbert, in New York to produce a musical, asks Mary to retrieve the manuscript of a stolen play and pay the ransom at a spot outside Brooklyn's Prospect Park, she agrees. But the drop goes wrong, and even her jujitsu skills don't help when a gunshot grazes her ear. When she comes to [a gunshot grazing her ear is enough to render her unconscious?], the manuscript and ransom money are gone, and her journalist husband Harper's body is in a nearby alley. Determined to find both the missing manuscript and her husband's killer, Mary draws on her personal connection to police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to help gain entrée to Gilded Age society as well as to Broadway luminaries. Levy masterfully incorporates true stories into the plot, supplying historical tidbits that will send readers to the internet to learn more. A natural for fans of Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy, Victoria Thompson's Sarah Brandt, and Alyssa Maxwell's Emma Cross. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

In 1896 New York, consulting detective Mary Handley seeks to take only cases that will not impinge on time with her nine-year-old daughter. However, when W. S. Gilbert, in New York to produce a musical, asks Mary to retrieve the manuscript of a stolen play and pay the ransom at a spot outside Brooklyn's Prospect Park, she agrees. But the drop goes wrong, and even her jujitsu skills don't help when a gunshot grazes her ear. When she comes to [a gunshot grazing her ear is enough to render her unconscious?], the manuscript and ransom money are gone, and her journalist husband Harper's body is in a nearby alley. Determined to find both the missing manuscript and her husband's killer, Mary draws on her personal connection to police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt to help gain entrée to Gilded Age society as well as to Broadway luminaries. Levy masterfully incorporates true stories into the plot, supplying historical tidbits that will send readers to the internet to learn more. A natural for fans of Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy, Victoria Thompson's Sarah Brandt, and Alyssa Maxwell's Emma Cross. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #3

Set in 1896, Levy's fraught fourth whodunit featuring intrepid New York PI Mary Handley (after 2018's Last Stop in Brooklyn) throws series fans a curve. After someone steals a play script from W.S. Gilbert, the famed librettist receives an unsigned ransom note offering to return it in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in exchange for $4,000. Gilbert hires Mary to meet the thief in the park, where the exchange goes awry, and she loses consciousness after being shot. Mary wakes up to the sight of her investigative reporter husband, Harper Lloyd, who's been fatally shot, lying nearby. Mary, who left the ransom note at home, feels guilty that her forgetful act apparently led Harper to follow her to his doom. Teddy Roosevelt, a member of the board of police commissioners, aids Mary in her search for Harper's killer. Levy does a better job of making a female gumshoe in this era plausible than many of her contemporaries prowling the same turf. Readers will be curious to see what turn Mary's career takes next. Agent: Paul Fedorko, N.S. Bienstock (Jan.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.