Brooklyn Bones by Triss Stein
(Erica Donato Mystery)

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In Brooklyn Bones, a crime of the past comes much too close to home when Erica Donato’s teen-age daughter Chris finds a skeleton behind a wall in their crumbling Park Slope home. Erica – young widow, over-age history Ph.D candidate, mother of a teen, product of blue-collar Brooklyn – is drawn into the mystery when she learns this was an unknown teen-age girl, hidden there within living memory. She and her daughter are both touched and disturbed by the mysterious tragedy in their own home.

Chris’s dangerous curiosity and Erica’s work at a local history museum lead her right back to her neighborhood in its edgy, pre-gentrification days, the period when the age of Aquarius was turning dark. A cranky retired reporter shares old files with her. The charming widow of a slumlord has some surprises for her. The crazy old lady who hangs around her street keeps trying to tell her something. And there are people, including some she is close to, who know the whole story and will stop at nothing to make sure it stays buried forever.

About Triss Stein

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Triss Stein is a small–town girl who has spent most of her adult life living and working in New York city. This gives her the useful double vision of a stranger and a resident for writing mysteries about her ever-fascinating adopted home. Brooklyn Bones is the first in a new series about everyday Brooklyn life, Brooklyn history and Brooklyn crime. She is the author of two earlier mysteries, Murder at the Class Reunion and Digging Up Death, is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and managed the recent Sisters in Crime research study on mystery readers.
Published February 3, 2013 by Poisoned Pen Press. 250 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But the detective bug takes hold of Erica in Chris’ absence, and before she knows what’s happening, her eye for history has her trying to understand the secret of their skeleton.

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In the course of a renovation of widow Erica Donato’s Brooklyn townhouse, the discovery of a young girl’s skeletal remains behind a wall upsets Erica’s 15-year-old daughter, Chris.

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We have a review of her latest mystery novel Brooklyn Bones, an interview with Triss & details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book.

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