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This book concerns Tully Truegood, a courtesan, imprisoned, pregnant, accused of murder, the year 1756, as she writes her life story, explaining her past and hoping to avoid being hanged. 

I recently learned that Stacy Abrams, when not going above and beyond saving democracy, is an author of fiction, under the pen name Selena Montgomery.

Credit where credit is due.  During a time when I can’t go to a wedding celebration, this murder mystery concerning a destination wedding kept me rather entertained.

*** BOOK: The Billionaire’s Vinegar–The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine AUTHOR: Benjamin Wallace YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2008 REVIEW: *** If you are looking for an interesting story about an elaborate con job involving eccentrics, oenophiles, private investigators, billionaires, historians, lawyers, auctioneers, physicists, and wretched excess–The Billionaire’s Vinegar is for you.  *** … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: The Billionaire’s Vinegar

*** NOVEL: The Alienist AUTHOR: Caleb Carr YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1994 REVIEW: *** Atmospheric, chilling, and tense, The Alienist is a good tale, well told, of the hunt to find a serial killer targeting boy prostitutes in 1896.  Narrated by John Schuyler Moore, a New York Times reporter, the team (secretly working for Theodore Roosevelt, … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: The Alienist