High Constable by Maan Meyers

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Assisting New York's highest police official during the winter of 1808, middle-aged doctor Pieter Tonneman finds the roots of a gruesome murder in city government corruption, until his family becomes the focus of a killer's deadly attentions.

About Maan Meyers

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Meyers is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife writing team Martin and Annette Meyers.
Published August 1, 1994 by Doubleday. 307 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's old John himself, looking literally more deeply into Brown's shallow grave, who, with the help of his old friend Maurice (Jamie) Jamison, recognizes the snaggletoothed skull clasped to Brown's back as that of Emma Greenaway--murdered daughter of Jamie's wife, Grace--and realizes that Emma ma...

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Gangs roam the poorer streets of the city, which, we're repeatedly told, ends at ``Chambers-Street.'' While a killer seems to focus on the family of Peter Tonneman, nobody seems more nasty and brutish than real-life High Constable Jacob Hays, the city's top policeman, who, the authors note, is sa...

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